“What Would Really Happen If A Tsunami Hit San Francisco?”
USGS research geophysicist Eric Geist was interviewed after the release of the movie “San Andreas,” in which a 500-foot tsunami washes over California’s Golden Gate Bridge and into San Francisco Bay.
New York Times Article Highlights Coastal Effects of Elwha River Dam Removal
Massive amounts of sediment released during dam removal have altered the coast at the Elwha’s mouth.
Jim Hein Receives U.S. Department of the Interior’s Highest Honor
Hein joined the USGS in the early 1970s, beginning a long career of marine research with a particular emphasis on deep-ocean mineral deposits.
New Maps Reveal Seafloor off San Francisco Area
Three new sets of maps detail the offshore bathymetry, habitats, geology, and submarine environment of the seafloor off the coast of San Francisco, Drakes Bay, and Tomales Point.
Spring 2015 Monterey Bay Marine GIS User Group Meeting
The fifth meeting of the Monterey Bay Marine GIS User Group was held in April at the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz, California.
Some Coastal Communities May Not Have Time for Tsunami Evacuation
Tens of thousands of people along the U.S. Pacific Northwest coastline may not have enough time to evacuate low-lying areas before tsunami waves arrive.
Imaging Methane Seeps and Plumes on the U.S. Atlantic Margin
Scientists from the USGS Gas Hydrates Project surveyed methane seeps and plumes on the northern part of the U.S. Atlantic margin aboard the research vessel Endeavor in April.