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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.

Dec. 2018 / Jan. 2019 Issue of Sound WavesFlorida's Coral Reefs Provide Window into the PastBefore and After: Coastal Change Caused by Hurricane MichaelEvolution of a BreachUSGS Scientist Meets Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen at Film DebutHurricane Sandy Fire Island Regional Study

Dec. 2018 / Jan. 2019 Issue of Sound Waves

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Florida's Coral Reefs Provide Window into the Past

USGS study finds most have grown little in 3000 years

Before and After: Coastal Change Caused by Hurricane Michael

The USGS scientists are analyzing the photos, which document the hurricane's impact on the coast, to fine-tune coastal change forecasting models

Evolution of a Breach

USGS tracks evolution of a Fire Island hurricane-made breach

USGS Scientist Meets Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen at Film Debut

New educational video features USGS contributing research that helps address the impacts of ocean acidification

Hurricane Sandy Fire Island Regional Study

New data for understanding coastal processes and vulnerability

Sea Floor Erodes, Reefs Can't Keep Up

Coastal communities lose protection as degrading coral reefs are outpaced by sea level rise

Sediment Data from Breton Island, LA

Sediment data collected in 2014 and 2015 from Breton and Gosier Islands, Breton National Wildlife Refuge, LA

Beach Profiles for Fire Island Updated May 2017

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

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Photo of an eroding permafrost bluff in Alaska showing undercuts to the bluff
Cover Story:
Understanding Erosion on Alaska's Arctic Coast

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