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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Walls and carts of cores
January 12, 2018

Walls and carts of cores

Core racks filled with split cores in D-tubes in the K.O. Emery Geotechnical Wing walk-in refrigerator

Erika Lentz interview on Trunk River Beach, Falmouth. MA
January 10, 2018

Erika Lentz interview by WBZ Meteorologist, Danielle Niles

Research geologist, Erika Lentz, interviewed on Trunk River Beach, Falmouth, MA, by WBZ meterologist, Danielle Niles, about the future impacts of sea-level rise

Image of Erika Lentz and Danille Niles at Trunk River Beach, Falmouth, MA
January 10, 2018

Erika Lentz is interviewed by WBZ Boston for a sea-level rise segment

Erika Lentz, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Research Geologist interviewed by WBZ Boston Meterologist, Danielle Niles fora segment on sea-level rise

Scouting out high water marks after blizzard
January 6, 2018

Scouting out high water marks after blizzard

New England WSC Physical Scientist Andy Massey scouting out high water marks associated with the blizzard of January 2018. Houghs Neck Maritime Center, Quincy, MA.

Measuring high water mark - blizzard of January 2018 in New England
January 6, 2018

Measuring high water mark - blizzard of January 2018 in New England

Physical Scientist Andrew Massey measuring high water mark at the Yacht Club in Hull, MA. Blizzard of January 2018 in New England.

Piping Plovers on a beach
December 31, 2017

Piping Plovers

An interdisciplinary USGS team is conducting research and developing tools to identify suitable coastal habitats for species of concern, such as the piping plover (Charadrius melodus), under a variety of sea-level rise scenarios.

USGS WHCMSC pilot, Emily Sturdivant at a public outreach event
December 31, 2017

Drone demo at Woods Hole Science Stroll

USGS WHCMSC pilot, Emily Sturdivant at a public outreach event using a 3DR Solo Quadcopter and a Gopro camera.

USGS pilot Sandy Brosnahan and Senate Pro Tempore Marc Pacheco
December 31, 2017

Pilots and Politics

 

USGS pilot Sandy Brosnahan and Senate Pro Tempore Marc Pacheco discuss the use of Umanned Aerial Systems (UASs, also known as drones) to collect data in coastal environments.

Overview of 4 terrain models
December 31, 2017

Bathymetry and Elevation Models of the Massachusetts Coastal Zone

Overview of the 4 Continuous Bathymetry and Elevation Models of the Massachusetts Coastal Zone and Continental Shelf

Map of marsh shoreline change rates for Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
December 31, 2017

Map of Marsh shoreline change rates

Map of Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, N.J., marsh shoreline change rates.

December 31, 2017

Great view of the Great Marsh, Cape Cod, MA

USGS scientists, along with collaborators from the Marine Biological Laboratory, deployed a carbon flux tower on Great Marsh in 2017. Great Marsh is a 3800 acre salt marsh complex behind the Sandy Neck barrier beach in Barnstable, Cape Cod. This ecosystem is home to a variety of animals, including deer, fox, owls, and the rare Diamondback terrapin. The carbon flux tower

study site and model for coastal karst subterranean estuary
December 31, 2017

Cenote Bang

Cenote Bang, a component of the Ox Bel Ha cave network study site and model for coastal karst subterranean estuary

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USGS science for a changing world logo
January 19, 2001

Estimating streamflows in areas where there are no gages once took days but now only takes minutes, thanks to scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey, who have developed a user-friendly streamflow-estimating system called "Streamstats."

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November 8, 2000

Environmental Science and Human Health: An Exhibitor Workshop
The workshop will explore environmental threats to human health and describe how health organizations and the USGS can form effective partnerships for public-health protection.

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August 3, 2000

A project to restore historical spawning grounds for anadromous fish on the Potomac River has won the Coastal America Partnership Award.

USGS
June 16, 2000

A minor earthquake, preliminary magnitude 3.3 according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), occurred in the southern part of Massachusetts at 12:03 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time today.

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June 6, 2000

A colorful and informative map recently completed by the U.S. Geological Survey shows where ground water is replenished (ground-water recharge areas) in western Cape Cod, Mass.

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May 9, 2000

USGS scientists in Massachusetts have patented a robotic ground water monitoring technology, nicknamed "Robowell."

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September 23, 1999

While much of eastern North Carolina remains under water, U.S. Geological Survey scientists and hydrologic technicians are boating over rooftops, submerged cars, and bridges and roads topped by deep water to collect data and determine the amount of environmental damage done by Hurricane Floyd’s heavy rains.

USGS
September 16, 1999

Hurricane Floyd is expected to bring significant amounts of rain to Massachusetts and Rhode Island on Thursday and Friday. During this storm event the U.S. Geological Survey will have 8 teams in the field making high-flow measurements at USGS stream-gaging sites on 30 rivers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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July 7, 1999

Many streams in Massachusetts and Rhode Island had lower average monthly flows in June than they have had in decades, according to data gathered by the U.S. Geological Survey.

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April 29, 1999

Water quality has improved significantly in New England over the past 50 years because of advances in the treatment of municipal and industrial wastes.

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March 23, 1999

Volunteer Bird Watchers are Key to Continent-Wide Survey’s Success: Each year, over a short period of time in early spring, a well-organized network of more than 2500 skilled amateur birders and professional biologists participate in the North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS).

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March 23, 1999

Explore aerial photos in one of the largest databases on the Internet and learn the latest on marine geology from scientists of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Woods Hole Regional Center. Collect information and teaching materials on geology, mapping, biology, and water -- visit the USGS booth at the 47th Annual National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Convention, March 25-28 in Bos

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