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Date published: July 18, 2019
Status: Active

Western Basin & Range - Eastern California Shear Zone

 

The Eastern California Shear Zone (ECSZ) Mapping project, funded by the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, combines surficial and bedrock geologic mapping, geophysical surveys, and high-resolution topographic data analysis with neotectonic, geomorphic, structural, volcanic, and geochronologic studies to better understand the tectonic framework and landscape...

Contacts: Andrew Cyr
Date published: July 16, 2019
Status: Active

Probabilistic Framing

 The Bayesian statistical framework is ideal for using data sets derived from historical or modern observations such as long-term shoreline change or wetland accretion/elevation trends. This information can be combined with model simulations and used to define the relationships between key variables in coastal environments. 

Date published: July 11, 2019
Status: Active

Sea-Level Rise Hazards and Decision Support

The Sea-Level Rise Hazards and Decision-Support project assesses present and future coastal vulnerability to provide actionable information for management of our Nation’s coasts.  Through multidisciplinary research and collaborative partnerships with decision-makers, physical, biological, and social factors that describe landscape and habitat changes are incorporated in a...

Date published: July 9, 2019
Status: Active

Water Quality Sampling and Monitoring of the Pawcatuck River Watershed

The Pawcatuck River and the Pawcatuck River Estuary and Little Narragansett Bay form part of the boundary between the States of Connecticut and Rhode Island. Both states have identified water quality impairments within these waters related to nutrients (insufficient oxygen) and bacteria. Studies of the eutrophication potential of Long Island Sound embayments have identified that the Pawcatuck...

Contacts: Kaitlin L Laabs, Jonathan Morrison, Traci Iott
Date published: July 3, 2019
Status: Active

2019 NGGDPP State Geological Survey Grants

This is a list of 2019 state projects that were funded by the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program.  Details on other years are listed on the NGGDPP Grants Program Page...

Date published: July 1, 2019
Status: Active

Future Scenarios of Land Use and Land Cover Change for Integrated Resources Assessment

This research project aims to develop a portfolio approach to development of land change scenarios for the United States based on empirical data and global integrated assessment modeling.This research will continue the development and capabilities of the Land Use and Carbon...

Date published: June 20, 2019
Status: Active

Aerial Seabird and Marine Mammal Surveys

The Seabird Studies Team at the USGS Western Ecological Research Center is conducting aerial photographic surveys of the ocean off central and southern California to create comprehensive maps of seabird and marine mammal distributions. The project is supported by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and will inform planning in advance of potential offshore wind energy development along the...

Date published: June 17, 2019
Status: Active

Measuring Sediment Flux in Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Maryland, is a tidal wetland complex that has rapidly lost vegetated marsh to open water due to invasive species, sea level rise, and landscape change. The stability of this wetland complex and others nationally has consequences for habitat availability, retention of carbon stores in soils, and coastal flood protection.

Date published: June 17, 2019
Status: Active

The Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere-Wave-Sediment Transport Modeling System

To responsibly manage our coastal resources requires an understanding of the processes responsible for coastal change. The CMHRP developed a Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere–Wave–Sediment Transport (COAWST) modeling system that allows the user to evaluate how different processes such as winds and waves,...

Date published: June 17, 2019
Status: Active

The Coastal Storm Modeling System

The Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS) provides emergency responders and coastal planners with critical storm-hazard information such as flood extent, flood depth, duration of flooding, wave height, and currents that can be used to increase public safety, mitigate physical damages, and more effectively manage complex coastal settings....

Date published: June 17, 2019
Status: Active

CMHRP Response to Hurricane Sandy in Estuaries and Wetlands

In late October 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the eastern seaboard of the United States, affecting the coastline from North Carolina to New York and Massachusetts. In addition to causing more than 200 human fatalities, the storm altered coastal landscapes, geology, hydrology, environmental quality, and ecosystems. Damage to infrastructure from Hurricane Sandy totaled over $75 billion...

Date published: June 17, 2019
Status: Active

Use of Lidar in Coastal Studies

Since 1998, airborne light detection and ranging, or lidar, capabilities have been developed and utilized to support CMHRP research projects and hazard assessments. Lidar is a remote-sensing technique that measures distance to a target by sending out light energy and detecting how long it takes the reflected pulses to return to the sensor. Lidar data provide information about the elevation,...