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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP)

Before and After: Coastal Change Caused by Hurricane MichaelCongressman visits USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science CenterUSGS News Release: Moving MountainsUSGS-NOAA cruise maps Cascadia subduction zoneAirborne radar for assessing USGS coastal-flooding projectionsHurricane Maria's impacts on Puerto Rico's deep-water coral reefsAugust 2018 Issue of Sound WavesScientists complete mission to map fast-moving fault off AlaskaTime-lapse view of CA Highway 1 reconstruction after landslide

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

Congressman visits USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Jimmy Panetta heard presentations by scientists, on modeling of coastal flooding by storms and sea-level rise, offshore faults and hazards, and more.

USGS News Release: Moving Mountains

Elwha River Still Changing Five Years After World's Largest Dam-Removal Project: More than 20 million tons of sediment flushed to the sea

USGS-NOAA cruise maps Cascadia subduction zone

The largest earthquakes in the world occur within subduction zones, and could trigger large tsunamis by raising or lowering parts of the seafloor.

Airborne radar for assessing USGS coastal-flooding projections

USGS and NASA researchers met to discuss using Synthetic Aperture Radar images to validate and improve USGS CoSMoS coastal flood hazard simulations

Hurricane Maria's impacts on Puerto Rico's deep-water coral reefs

USGS sensors, which collected data before, during, and after the hurricane, showed that the corals appeared healthy a few months after the storm.

August 2018 Issue of Sound Waves

Read stories about the Sacramento-San Joaquin River delta and the San Gregorio-Hosgri fault

Scientists complete mission to map fast-moving fault off Alaska

Data will help coastal communities prepare for risks from earthquakes and tsunamis

Time-lapse view of CA Highway 1 reconstruction after landslide

In 2017, the massive Mud Creek landslide buried a quarter-mile of road; USGS helped Caltrans by making precise maps of the slide's changes over time.

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