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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.

Before and After PhotosBeach Profiles for Fire Island Updated September 2016New Issue of Sound Waves OnlineHurricane Impacts on Pinellas BeachesOceanographer briefs Coastal Communities CaucusHurricane Season 2016: New models help predict storm effects

Before and After Photos

SE Beach Dunes Lost to Hurricane Matthew

Beach Profiles for Fire Island Updated September 2016

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

New Issue of Sound Waves Online

Stories about gas hydrates, South Carolina earthquakes AGU Fellows, outreach activities, and new publications.

Hurricane Impacts on Pinellas Beaches

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

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

Sound Waves
Monthly Newsletter

deepwater vessel Chikyu
Cover Story:
Potentially Producible Gas Hydrate Found in Indian Ocean

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