Oceans

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Date published: July 27, 2020
Status: Active

Underwater Landslides off Southern California

An earthquake can trigger a landslide along the ocean floor, which can then set off a tsunami. Without modern, high-resolution imaging of the seafloor, many historical slides and threats from future slides remain undetected.

Contacts: Jared Kluesner
Date published: July 20, 2020
Status: Active

The Value of U.S. Coral Reefs for Risk Reduction

Summary of the report, “Rigorously valuing the role of U.S. coral reefs in coastal hazard risk reduction”

    Contacts: Curt Storlazzi, PhD, Michael Beck
    Date published: July 15, 2020
    Status: Active

    Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)

    PCMSC MarFac uses Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) to measure a vessel’s angular rate and acceleration. When combined with global positioning and navigation equipment, IMUs can calculate position and orientation with 6 degrees of freedom: x, y, z, and pitch, roll, and yaw.

    Date published: July 7, 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: July 6, 2020
    Status: Active

    VibeCore DW

    The VibeCore DW is a small, portable, 24v DC vibracorer

    Date published: July 6, 2020
    Status: Active

    Rossfelder vibracorer

    USGS uses the vibracorer is best in locations where the seafloor, lakebed, bay-floor, or river-bottom sediment is unconsolidated and waterlogged.

    Date published: June 30, 2020
    Status: Active

    Chirp 512i

    A sub-bottom profiler like the EdgeTech SB-512i Chirp emits acoustic pulses to produce an image of the layers of sediment below the seafloor.

    Date published: June 29, 2020
    Status: Active

    Chirp 516

    A sub-bottom profiler like the EdgeTech SB-516 Chirp emits acoustic pulses to produce an image of the layers of sediment below the seafloor.

    Date published: June 23, 2020
    Status: Active

    Jumbo piston corer

    Piston corers are generally used in areas with soft sediment, such as clay.

    Date published: June 23, 2020
    Status: Active

    Hazards: EXPRESS

    Marine geohazards including earthquakes, landslides, and tsunamis lie offshore of densely populated areas of California, Oregon, and Washington. One goal of EXPRESS is to improve assessments of these hazards.

    Date published: June 23, 2020
    Status: Active

    Resources: EXPRESS

    Along the U.S. west coast, the Pacific Ocean, ocean floor, and winds above contain potentially vast energy and mineral resources. Developing these resources safely and wisely requires detailed information for each area of interest. One goal of EXPRESS is to inform ocean...

    Date published: June 16, 2020
    Status: Active

    Coastal Change Hazards - Technical Capabilities & Applications

    The Technical Capabilities and Applications (TCA) component of the Coastal Change Hazards (CCH) program focus leverages technical talent across the Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program (CMHRP) to bridge capability, expertise, and cooperation between the Coastal and Marine Science Centers in ...