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The first ever compilation of research focused on sediment transport in the San Francisco Bay coastal system was published in November as a special issue of the journal Marine Geology, edited by USGS scientists.
San Francisco Bay—which has already lost the majority of its marsh habitat since the 19th Century—could lose even more marshes by the year 2100, due to sea level rise.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists, in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and PRBO Conservation Science (formerly Point Reyes Bird Observatory), recently released the beta version of an interactive tool for assessing climate-change impacts along the north-central California coast.
Salt marshes may help slow the rate of climate change in the future, as rising and warmer oceans will enable them to more quickly capture and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, according to a study published in the journal Nature.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists and academic colleagues investigated how California's interconnected San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (the Bay-Delta system) is expected to change from 2010 to 2099 in response to both fast and moderate climate-warming scenarios.
Over the coming decades, California's Bay-Delta system will feel impacts of global climate change with shifts in biological communities, rising sea level, and modified water supplies, according to a new study by the USGS and academic partners.
On a bright day in early February, 2011, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) research oceanographer Jessica Lacy and USGS Mendenhall Fellow Lissa MacVean supervised the placement of aluminum platforms bristling with instruments into San Francisco Bay, California, for 6 weeks of gathering data on how bay waters move sediment.
Imagine California being bombarded for 45 days with one strong winter storm after another.
Back in 1915, a 127-acre tidal marsh amidst a dune field at the north end of San Francisco was filled in to make room for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
A small group of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) personnel from the Western Coastal and Marine Geology Team ventured out of San Francisco Bay's Golden Gate for 10 days in late September to survey offshore faults near the epicenter of the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906.
A field of giant underwater sand waves was mapped at high resolution for the first time just west of the Golden Gate Bridge in a cooperative effort by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB).
Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)'s Pacific Science Center in Santa Cruz, Calif., recently conducted a study of surf-zone hydrodynamics at Ocean Beach in San Francisco, Calif.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently released "Shifting Shoals and Shattered Rocks — How Man Has Transformed the Floor of West-Central San Francisco Bay" (USGS Circular 1259), by John Chin, Florence Wong, and Paul Carlson.
Thanks to the efforts of many, the USGS was able to assist NOAA in acquiring sediment samples on the California continental shelf and to obtain additional samples for USGS studies of contaminant transport in the Pacific Ocean offshore of San Francisco.