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Research Programs have a primary focus of investigating processes related to coastal and marine environments and societal implications related to natural hazards, resource sustainability, and environmental change.

Hurricane Impacts on Pinellas BeachesNew Issue of Sound Waves OnlineBeach Profiles for Fire Island Updated June 2016Oceanographer briefs Coastal Communities CaucusHurricane Season 2016: New models help predict storm effectsDegradation and Conservation of Western Atlantic Coral Reefs

Hurricane Impacts on Pinellas Beaches

Tampa Bay Times interviews USGS Research Oceanographer on hurricane's impacts on Pinellas beaches

New Issue of Sound Waves Online

Stories about beach erosion, Quarternary geology, UAS mapping, time-series data, outreach activities, and new publications.

Beach Profiles for Fire Island Updated June 2016

Elevation data along beach profiles have been measured quarterly since Hurricane Sandy made landfall in 2012.

Oceanographer briefs Coastal Communities Caucus

The briefing will help policy makers, emergency managers, and citizens to understand coastal hazards and improve coastal resilience.

Hurricane Season 2016: New models help predict storm effects

USGS models predict, more precisely than ever, where beach erosion and beachfront flooding will take place during hurricanes and other storms.

Degradation and Conservation of Western Atlantic Coral Reefs

A new article gives a geological perspective on the degradation and conservation of western Atlantic coral reefs.

Up to 70 Percent of Northeast U.S. Coast May Adapt to Rising Seas

New model corrects assumption that drowning is only scenario for low-lying coasts

Linking Coastal Processes and Vulnerability

Data Release:Terrestrial-based Lidar Beach Topography of Fire Island, NY

Watch the video: Atlantic Canyons: Pathways to the Abyss

Explore deepwater marine habitats through video and interviews with scientists

Sound Waves
Monthly Newsletter

This screenshot of the USGS Coastal Change Hazards Portal shows potential weather-inducedĀ coastal changes along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts
Cover Story:
Scientists Bring Wave Action into the Picture

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