Unified Interior Regions

Massachusetts

Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the eastern United States. Several large bays distinctly shape its coast. Boston is the largest city at the innermost point of Massachusetts Bay and the mouth of the Charles River. There are 50 cities and 301 towns in Massachusetts, grouped into 14 counties.

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

384 Woods Hole Rd.
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Phone: 508-548-8700
Fax: 508-457-2310

Woods Hole Center

New England Water Science Center - Massachusetts

New England Water Science Center - Massachusetts

10 Bearfoot Road
Northborough, MA 01532

Phone: (508) 490-5000
Fax: (508) 490-5068

New England Water

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Drone operations conducted at Sandy Neck Beach, Barnstable, MA
April 24, 2018

Drone Ops, Sandy Neck Beach, Barnstable, MA

Drone operations conducted at Sandy Neck Barnstable, MA.  Pilots Elizabeth Pendleton and Seth Ackerman are flying a 3DR Solo quadcopter collecting images to be used in the photogrammetry software package, photoscan, to ultimately create 3d surface models.

April 13, 2018

Image of the Week - Landsat's View of the Boston Marathon

This is a view of the route the Boston Marathon will take, as seen from Landsat 8.

At the USGS EROS Center, we study land change, operate the Landsat satellites, and maintain the longest, continuously acquired collection of images of the Earth's land surface.

USGS EROS Center (https://eros.usgs.gov/)

3DR Solo quadcopter in flight
April 11, 2018

Quadcopter in flight

The 3DR Solo quadcopter in flight, with a Ricoh GRII camera mounted, taking pictures to be used in photogrammetric techniques to produce 3D surface models.

drone content collage
March 8, 2018

Drone collage

Top left- Rob Thieler, Sandy Brosnahan and Alex Nichols deploying ground control targets for a UAS study on Coast Guard National Seashore in Eastham, MA.  

Top right- Seth Ackerman (pilot) and Alex Nichols (data recorder) conducting a mapping survey at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Newbury Ma.  Photogrammetric techniques are used to stich together the

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BeachCam's perspective on the storm! This is the last image taken before the camera stopped working on Friday, March 2 at 11:23
March 2, 2018

BeachCam's perspective on the March 2018 Nor'Easter

BeachCam's perspective on the storm! This is the last image taken before the camera stopped working on Friday, March 2 at 11:23 a.m.

 

Waves break between houses in Sandwich, MA
March 2, 2018

March 2018 Nor'Easter, Sandwich, MA

Waves break between houses on White Cap Path in Sandwich, MA near high tide on Friday, March 2, 2018

floodwaters more than two feet deep on Water Street, Sandwich, MA, March 2018
March 2, 2018

Floodwaters in Sandwich, MA

 photo taken at noon on Friday, March 2, 2018, shows floodwaters more than two feet deep on Water Street, Sandwich, MA, approaching the beach cam house (visible above the mailbox) and Town Neck Beach parking lot.

USGS Deploys Storm-Tide Sensors
March 1, 2018

USGS Deploys Storm-Tide Sensors

USGS Hydrologic Technician deploys storm-tide sensor in Cohasset, MA.

surf zone at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Newbury MA
February 27, 2018

Surf's Up!

The surf zone at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Newbury MA

Non tidal pools, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Newbury, MA
February 27, 2018

Non-tidal pools at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Non-tidal pools found in the high marsh area of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Newbury Ma.  USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center UAS pilots are stationed in the upper left corner flying the UAS mission at the refuge.

Woods Hole UAS pilots preparing for drone survey
February 27, 2018

Woods Hole drone survey preparation

USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center UAS pilots Emily Sturdivant and Elizabeth Pendleton, teaming up to perform a drone survey taking images to be used for photogrammetry, and ultimately creating marsh surface models.

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USGS science for a changing world logo
November 6, 2001

Note to Editors: The Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting, Boston, November 5-8. For interviews with the scientists during the GSA Annual Meeting contact Carolyn Bell (USGS) or Ann Cairns (GSA) in the newsroom at 617-954-3214. A media availability session will be held Tuesday, November 6 at 10 a.m. in HCC Room. 109.

USGS science for a changing world logo
November 5, 2001

America’s coastal states, the states bordering the Great Lakes, and the Pacific and Caribbean island territories, are experiencing increasingly severe coastal erosion and a variety of other coastal hazards. Most of the hazards are natural, but unwise coastal development and poorly designed manmade alterations have increased the risk of damage to life and property.

USGS
September 5, 2001

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Madison, Wisc., said today that two dead crows, found in the Chicago area tested positive for the West Nile Virus. Last week, dead crows found near Milwaukee also tested positive for the virus. So far this year, West Nile Virus has been identified in 20 states, the District of Columbia and in southern Ontario.

USGS science for a changing world logo
May 29, 2001

Small Differences in Grain Size Can Have Big Impact on Water Quality: Although the geology and hydrology of an area may appear to be quite similar on a regional scale, differences such as the distribution of fine to coarse sediments in the subsurface can have a significant impact on how chemicals and pesticides move into shallow ground water and surface water. 

USGS
May 29, 2001

USGS Science Presented at AGU in Boston

USGS science for a changing world logo
April 30, 2001

BOSTON - California and Seattle aren’t the only places in the United States prone to earthquake danger. Over 1,000 earthquakes have hit the Northeast over the last 360 years according to a new map and fact sheet released today by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Northeast States Emergency Consortium (NESEC).

USGS
April 30, 2001

BOSTON - California and Seattle aren’t the only places in the United States prone to earthquake danger. Over 1,000 earthquakes have hit the Northeast over the last 360 years according to a new map and fact sheet released today by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Northeast States Emergency Consortium (NESEC).

USGS science for a changing world logo
March 30, 2001

The U.S. Geological Survey today issued two new reports detailing sediment contamination and saltwater intrusion on the Charles River Basin. The studies, based on hundreds of sediment and water samples collected over a 12-month period, show high levels of metals and organic pollutants in the lower basin as well as saltwater intrusion, which also contributes to compromised water quality.

USGS
March 30, 2001

The U.S. Geological Survey today issued two new reports detailing sediment contamination and saltwater intrusion on the Charles River Basin.

USGS science for a changing world logo
March 27, 2001

The first days of spring brought a storm of activity to the USGS office in Northborough, Mass. Recent rains have U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists and technicians busily measuring high flows in rivers throughout eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Recorded flood flows can aid in design of bridges, road elevations, and are used to determine flood-prone areas.

USGS science for a changing world logo
March 27, 2001

The first days of spring brought a storm of activity to the USGS office in Northborough, Mass. Recent rains have U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists and technicians busily measuring high flows in rivers throughout eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Recorded flood flows can aid in design of bridges, road elevations, and are used to determine flood-prone areas.

USGS
March 27, 2001

The first days of spring brought a storm of activity to the USGS office in Northborough, Mass. Recent rains have U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists and technicians busily measuring high flows in rivers throughout eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

384 Woods Hole Rd.
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Phone: 508-548-8700
Fax: 508-457-2310

Woods Hole Center

New England Water Science Center - Massachusetts

New England Water Science Center - Massachusetts

10 Bearfoot Road
Northborough, MA 01532

Phone: (508) 490-5000
Fax: (508) 490-5068

New England Water