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Date published: May 15, 2021
Status: Active

Alaska North Slope LiDAR

High-resolution light detection and ranging (lidar) elevation data were acquired along the north coast of Alaska between 2009 and 2012. The lidar acquisition, from Icy Cape, Alaska to the United States/Canadian border, comprised approximately 11,000 km2. The airborne lidar data were acquired in support of the U.S. Geological Survey...

Date published: November 14, 2019
Status: Active

Attending Seminars at PCMSC

Check our schedule for upcoming seminars and dates.

Date published: November 5, 2019
Status: Active

Creating a System-Wide Assessment and Monitoring Program (SWAMP) for Coastal Louisiana

USGS researchers will provide technical guidance to inform the development of monitoring plans for the western coast of Louisiana.

Date published: October 24, 2019
Status: Active

Webinar: Climate Adaptation Planning with Alaska-Based Adaptation Tools

View this webinar to learn how the Alaska CASC and partners are developing climate adaptation tools for Alaskan communities implementing climate adaptation strategies.

Contacts: Ryan Toohey, Ph.D., Jeremy Littell, Ph.D., Malinda Chase, Nancy Fresco, Ph.D
Date published: October 14, 2019
Status: Active

Southern California / Channel Islands - Topobathymetric Elevation Model of the Channel Islands

Located in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, the Channel Islands are a chain of eight islands where years of isolation has created unique fauna, flora, and archeological resources. Five of the islands are part of Channel Islands National Park (Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel, and Santa Barbara), and the waters surrounding these islands make up the Channel Islands...

Date published: October 14, 2019
Status: Active

Topobathymetric Elevation Model of San Francisco Bay Area, California

Accurate, high-resolution elevation information is vital to understanding the natural hazards that can impact the highly populated San Francisco Bay area, such as sea-level rise, winter storms, cliff erosion, and other coastal hazards. The San Francisco Bay estuary three-dimensional (3D) topobathymetric digital elevation model (TBDEM) was developed in collaboration between ...

Date published: October 8, 2019
Status: Active

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Contacts: Laura Torresan
Date published: October 4, 2019
Status: Active

Probabilistic Forecasting of Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Earthquake Effects in the Coastal Zone

The nation's coastlines are vulnerable to the interrelated hazards posed by earthquakes, landslides, and tsunamis. In the marine environment these events often occur in concert, and distant triggers can cause severe local effects, making the issue global in scope. As the population continues to migrate toward the coastlines, the social impacts of these hazards are expected to grow.

Date published: October 3, 2019
Status: Active

Topobathymetric Elevation Model of Outer Banks and Pamlico Sound, North Carolina

Pamlico Sound is ecologically important as it is the second largest estuary in the United States, and is the largest lagoon on the U.S. east coast. The sound is separated from the Atlantic Ocean by the Outer Banks, a series of low, sandy barrier islands that are vulnerable to hurricane storm surge and sea-level rise. The seamless high-resolution topobathymetric digital elevation model (TBDEM)...

Date published: October 3, 2019
Status: Active

Topobathymetric Elevation Model of Northern Gulf of Mexico

Accurate, high-resolution elevation information is vital to understanding the highly dynamic northern Gulf of Mexico coast, the location of North America’s largest delta system and the focus of one of the largest coastal restoration and flood risk reduction efforts in the United States. The northern Gulf of Mexico topobathymetric digital elevation model (TBDEM) was developed in collaboration...

Date published: October 3, 2019
Status: Active

Topobathymetric Elevation Model of Majuro Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands

With an estimated elevation of only 3-meters above sea level, the Majuro Atoll, capital of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), is extremely vulnerable to sea-level rise, tsunamis, storm surge, and coastal flooding that could impact the sustainability of the infrastructure, groundwater, and ecosystems. Located in the northern tropical Pacific Ocean, the waters surrounding the Majuro...

Date published: September 24, 2019
Status: Active

Search for New York Water Science Center Projects by County

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Contacts: Gary Wall