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Date published: June 4, 2020
Status: Active

Drag and sediment transport: conditions at the bottom boundary

This research is part of the project “Sediment Transport in Coastal Environments

Contacts: Jessie Lacy
Date published: June 2, 2020
Status: Active

PCMSC MarFac Field Equipment

Learn about the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center field equipment

Date published: June 2, 2020
Status: Active

USGS research vessel Jewell

USGS research vessel Jewell trailered at USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center's Marine Facility (MarFac) in Santa Cruz

Contacts: Jackson Currie
Date published: June 2, 2020
Status: Active

PCMSC Marine Facility (Marfac)

Marfac is the operational arm of the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center. The Marine Facility staff provides mechanical and electronics expertise for field operations along the coast, in the nearshore environment, and in the deeper waters of the ocean.

Contacts: Timothy Elfers
Date published: June 1, 2020
Status: Active

Tsunami Hazards, Modeling, and the Sedimentary Record

Basic research to develop the geologic record of paleotsunamis and improve the ability to interpret that record is needed to mitigate tsunami risk in the U.S.

Date published: June 1, 2020
Status: Active

Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS)

The Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS) makes detailed predictions of storm-induced coastal flooding, erosion, and cliff failures over large geographic scales. CoSMoS was developed for hindcast studies, operational applications and future climate scenarios to provide emergency responders and coastal planners with critical storm-hazards information that can be used to increase public safety...

Date published: June 1, 2020
Status: Active

Tsunami and Earthquake Research

Here you will find general information on the science behind tsunami generation, computer animations of tsunamis, and summaries of past field studies. 

The scope of tsunami research within the USGS, however, is broader than the topics covered here. USGS researchers have also provided critical research toward understanding how sediments are transported during tsunami runup and...

Contacts: Eric Geist
Date published: May 26, 2020
Status: Active

EXPRESS: Expanding Pacific Research and Exploration of Submerged Systems

EXPRESS is a multi-year, multi-institution cooperative research campaign in deep sea areas of California, Oregon, and Washington, including the continental shelf and slope. EXPRESS data and information are intended to guide wise use of living marine resources and habitats, inform ocean energy and mineral resource decisions, and improve offshore hazard assessments.

Date published: May 20, 2020
Status: Active

Accessing usSEABED

Since the second half of the 20th century, there has been an increase in scientific interest, research effort, and information gathered on the geologic sedimentary character of the continental margins of the United States. Data and information from thousands of sources have increased our scientific understanding of the geologic origins of the margin surface, but rarely have those data been...

Date published: May 20, 2020
Status: Active

usSEABED data format and content

 

The USGS data release for the usSEABED database enables search and download of six interlinked files of output data and a seventh file that provides linked information about the original data sources. These files can be downloaded in their entirety and are also searchable through an online interface that allows for search and selection either through a GIS display or through a web...

Date published: May 14, 2020
Status: Active

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Contacts: Laura Torresan
Date published: May 13, 2020
Status: Active

GOMEX box corer

PCMSC uses the GOMEX box corer for collecting soft, deep-water sediment samples.

Contacts: Daniel Powers