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Image of a beach made by stacking many video frames together, to give a sense of change in a static image.

Santa Cruz Main Beach video camera dark image

Video camera dark image at Main Beach in Santa Cruz, California, looking eastward. Learn more about the cameras and how we're using them to study coastal change.

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USGS
May 15, 2018

Webinar on Mercury in Reservoirs - February 28th Webinar References

Webinar on Mercury in Reservoirs - February 28th Webinar References

Mount Shasta and Whitney Glacier in California, seen from the crate...

Mount Shasta and Whitney Glacier in CA, seen from the crater (Shast...

Mount Shasta and Whitney Glacier in California, seen from the crater (Shastina). Hotlum Cone is the dark-colored peak, and makes up summit of Mount Shasta.

Long Valley caldera viewed toward the northeast rim from above the ...

Long Valley caldera viewed toward the NE rim from above the resurge...

The Owens River flows from left to right between the dome and caldera rim in the broad depression known as Long Valley, after which the caldera was named.

Image of the front page of Sound Waves, Dec. 2018 - Jan. 2019
March 15, 2019

Sound Waves, Dec. 2018 - Jan. 2019

The stories in the Dec. 2018 - Jan. 2019 issue of Sound Waves:

Measuring Waves and Permafrost to Better Understand Erosion on Alaska's Arctic Coast

News Briefs

Added Funding Aids Recovery from 2017 Hurricanes and Wildfires

Mapping the Stamp Sands of Lake Superior

Recent Fieldwork

Partnerships with the

Image: Sagehen Creek Basin, California

Sagehen Creek Basin, California

Climate change projections indicate a steady increase in temperature progressing through the 21st century, generally resulting in snowpack reductions, changes to the timing of snowmelt, altered streamflows, and reductions in soil moisture, all of which could affect water management, agriculture, recreation, hazard mitigation, and ecosystems across the nation.

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California Wildfires

Satellites have captured views of the numerous major fires burning in California.
An image acquired on November 9, 2018, from NASA’s MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite shows smoke pouring out of two major fires, the Camp Fire and the Woolsey Fire, which both ignited the day before.
In the north, the Camp Fire quickly became the deadliest wildfire in the state’s

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