Sound Waves Newsletter

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August 31, 2018

Sound Waves Newsletter - August 2018

Invasive plants impede sediment movement the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta depends on, newly developed USGS natural hazards education outreach materials presented at the Smithsonian Science Education Academy for Teachers, geographer joins PCMSC, new USGS Report on the San Gregorio-Hosgri Fault's role in shaping the Big Sur coast, and more in this August 2018 issue of Sound Waves.

July 31, 2018

Sound Waves Newsletter - July 2018

An international team of scientists collaborates to image the deep structure of the Dead Sea fault in Israel, USGS scientists receive the USGS 2017 Excellence in Leadership Award for guiding efforts to better assess coastal vulnerability to flooding, a Fulbright Scholar joins the Marine Geohazards Project at WHCMSC, and more in this July 2018 issue of Sound Waves.

June 30, 2018

Sound Waves Newsletter - June 2018

USGS responded to five major hurricanes in 2017 and prepares for the 2018 storm season, the USGS National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards project provides data and tools for the May 25th storm Alberto, a USGS-led special issue of Marine Geology receives a most-cited certificate from the journal in May 2018, and more in this June 2018 issue of Sound Waves.

May 31, 2018

Sound Waves Newsletter - April-May 2018

Understanding how and where mineral-rich deposits form in the ocean and what effects mining them could have on deep-ocean environment, deploying oceanographic gear offshore of a natural inlet, visiting scientist from Japan collaborating with USGS on shoreline-change research, and more in this April-May issue of Sound Waves.

March 31, 2018

Sound Waves Newsletter - March 2018

USGS scientists study polluted groundwater discharging onto a shallow coral reef in Hawai'i, join a research cruise to understand the seafloor topography of the Rio Grande Rise, welcome a Fulbright Scholar to the PCMSC Coral Reef Project, publish an article on a 20 year study of regional acidification trends in Florida shellfish estuaries, and more in this March 2018 issue of Sound Waves.

February 28, 2018

Sound Waves Newsletter - February 2018

Researchers find giant grooves on the tectonic plates that form a subduction zone, impacts of climate change may make many low-lying Pacific islands uninhabitable in 20 years, how two recent earthquakes did not trigger larger tsunamis, a new data catalog that makes it easier to find coastal and marine data sets, and more in this February 2018 issue of Sound Waves.

January 31, 2018

Sound Waves Newsletter - January 2018

Studying earthquake hazards along a large, fast-moving fault off southeast Alaska, successful Open House at the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz, highlights from the largest scientific meeting and conference in San Francisco, honoring the 42-year career of Associate Program Coordinator for USGS coastal and marine geology, and more in this January 2018 issue of Sound Waves.

December 31, 2017

Sound Waves Newsletter - November-December 2017

Detailed new USGS study of a Hurricane Sandy-created breach at Fire Island, three new oceanographic time-series datasets released, San Clemente Dam removal field trip to the Carmel River for graduate students, WHCMSC participates in a variety of outreach opportunities, USGS scientists participate in annual SACNAS conference, and more in this November-December 2017 issue of Sound Waves.

November 1, 2017

Sound Waves Newsletter - August-October 2017

Video cameras help forecast coastal change, USGS Monitors Huge Landslides on California's Big Sur Coast, Coastal change caused by Hurricane Irma, and more in this August-October 2017 issue of Sound Waves.

July 31, 2017

Sound Waves Newsletter - June-July 2017

New coastal flooding study released in Scientific Reports, members and staff of the Massachusetts State Senate visited the USGS WHCMSC, Richard Signell and Cassandra Ladino honored with the 2017 CDI Leadership and Innovation Award, new data obtained from the inner continental shelf off the Delmarva Peninsula, and more in this June-July 2017 issue of Sound Waves.

May 31, 2017

Sound Waves Newsletter - May 2017

Scientists prepare for hurricane season with new tools and data, southern California could lose up to two-thirds of its beaches by 2100, real-time public engagement during deep-water remotely operated vehicle dives, PCMSC women’s panel discuss their careers to inspire girls, Sam Johnson is keynote speaker at geological conference in South Africa, and more in this May 2017 issue of Sound Waves. 

April 30, 2017

Sound Waves Newsletter - April 2017

Coral reef erosion leaves coastal communities at risk, new report published on the seaward extent of remaining Arctic subsea permafrost, USGS researchers complete the Unmanned Aerial Systems certification training, Guy Gelfenbaum takes over as director of the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Robert Rosenbauer retires from the USGS, and more in this April 2017 issue of Sound Waves.

Sound Waves is a newsletter produced by the USGS Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program, online from January 1999 to present.