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Barnard, P., O’Neill, A., Foxgrover, A., and Torresan, L., 2014, Coastal Storm Modeling System—CoSMoS: USGS webpage:

Barnard, P.L., van Ormondt, M., Erikson, L.H., Eshleman, J., Hapke, C., Ruggiero, P., Adams, P. N., and Foxgrover, A., 2014, Coastal Storm Modeling System: CoSMoS, Southern California 1.0, projected flooding hazards, USGS webpage:, doi:10.5066/F74B2ZB4

Barnard, Patrick L., van Ormondt, Maarten, Erikson, Li H., Eshleman, Jodi, Hapke, Cheryl, Ruggiero, Peter, Adams, Peter N., and Foxgrover, Amy C., 2014, Development of the Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS) for predicting the impact of storms on high-energy, active-margin coasts: Natural Hazards, v. 74, i. 2, pp. 1095-1125, doi:10.1007/s11069-014-1236-y

Bau, M., Schmidt, K., Koschinsky, A., Hein, J., Kuhn, T., and Usui, A., 2014, Discriminating between different genetic types of marine ferro-manganese crusts and nodules based on rare earth elements and yttrium: Chemical Geology, v. 381, pp. 1–9, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.05.004

Buscombe, D., D.M. Rubin, J.R. Lacy, C.D. Storlazzi, G. Hatcher, H. Chezar, R. Wyland, and C.R. Sherwood, 2014, Autonomous bed-sediment imaging systems for revealing temporal variability of grain size: Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, v. 12, pp. 390–406, doi:10.4319/lom.2014.12.390

Cheriton, O.M., McPhee-Shaw, E.E., Shaw, W.J., Stanton, T.P., Bellingham, J.G., and Storlazzi, C.D., 2013, Suspended particulate layers and internal waves over the southern Monterey Bay continental shelf—An important control on shelf mud belts?: Journal of Geophysical Research—Oceans, doi:10.1002/2013JC009360

Cochran, S.A., Gibbs, A.E., and White D.J., 2014, Benthic habitat map of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Watershed Partnership Initiative Kāʻanapali priority study area and the State of Hawaiʻi Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area, west-central Maui, Hawaiʻi: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1129, 42 p.

Cochrane, G.R., Dartnell, P., Greene, H.G., Johnson, S.Y., Golden, N.E., Hartwell, S.R., Dieter, B.E., Manson, M.W., Sliter, R.W., Ross, S.L., Watt, J.T., Endris, C.A., Kvitek, R.G., Phillips, E.L., Erdey, M.D., Chin, J.L., and Bretz, C.K. (Cochrane, G.R., and Cochran, S.A., eds.), 2014, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Half Moon Bay, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1214, pamphlet 37 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000, doi:10.3133/ofr20141214

Cochrane, G.R., Dartnell, P., Greene, H.G., Watt, J.T., Golden, N.E., Endris, C.A., Phillips, E.L., Hartwell, S.R., Johnson, S.Y., Kvitek, R.G., Erdey, M.D., Bretz, C.K., Manson, M.W., Sliter, R.W., Ross, S.L., Dieter, B.E., and Chin, J.L. (G.R. Cochrane and S.A. Cochran, eds.), 2014, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of San Gregorio, California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3306, pamphlet 38 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000, doi:10.3133/sim3306

Counihan, Timothy D., Waite, Ian R., Nilsen, Elena B., Hardiman, Jill M., Elias, Edwin, Gelfenbaum, Guy, and Zaugg, Steven D., 2014, A survey of benthic sediment contaminants in reaches of the Columbia River Estuary based on channel sedimentation characteristics: Science of The Total Environment, v. 484, pp. 331-343, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.03.013

Dartnell, P., Conrad, J.E., Ryan, H.F., Finlayson, D.P, 2014, Bathymetry and acoustic backscatter—outer mainland shelf and slope, Gulf of Santa Catalina, southern California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1094, 15 p.

Densmore, Jill N., Izbicki, John A., Murtaugh, Joseph M., Swarzenski, Peter W., and Bullen, Thomas D., 2014, Alpha-emitting isotopes and chromium in a coastal California aquifer, Applied Geochemistry, v. 51, pp. 204-215, doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2014.09.016 [Download PDF (2.3 MB)]

Donatuto, Jamie, Grossman, Eric E., Konovsky, John, Grossman, Sarah, and Campbell, Larry W., 2014, Indigenous Community Health and Climate Change: Integrating Biophysical and Social Science Indicators: Coastal Management, Special Issue: Social Sciences in Puget Sound Recovery, v. 42, i. 4, pp. 355-373, doi:10.1080/08920753.2014.923140

Ferrario, Filippo, Beck, Michael W., Storlazzi, Curt D., Micheli, Fiorenza, Shepard, Christine C., and Airoldi, Laura., 2014, The effectiveness of coral reefs for coastal hazard risk reduction and adaptation: Nature Communications, 5:3794, doi:10.1038/ncomms4794 [download PDF]

Field, M.E., Storlazzi, C.D., Cacchione, D.A., Logan, J.B., Rubin, D.M., Wilson, P., and Black, K., 2014, Fine-grained sediment transport on a fringing coral reef flat as elucidated by sediment tracers and oceanographic measurements [abs.]: Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, February 23–28, 2014

Foxgrover, A.C., Finlayson, D.P., Jaffe, B.E., and Fregoso, T.A., 2014, Bathymetry and digital elevation models of Coyote Creek and Alviso Slough, south San Francisco Bay, California (ver. 2, March, 2014): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1315, 20 p., doi:10.3133/ofr20111315

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Ganguli, Priya M., Swarzenski, Peter W., Dulaiova, Henrieta, Glenn, Craig R., and Flegal, A. Russell, 2014, Mercury dynamics in a coastal aquifer: Maunalua Bay, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi: Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, v. 140, pp. 52-65, doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2014.01.012

Geist, E.L., 2014, Explanation of temporal clustering of tsunami sources using the epidemic-type aftershock sequence model: Seismological Society of America Bulletin, v. 104, no. 4, p. 2091–2103, doi:10.1785/0120130275

Geist, E.L., and P.J. Lynett, 2014, Source processes for the probabilistic assessment of tsunami hazards: Oceanography 27(2):86–93, doi:10.5670/oceanog.2014.43

Geist, E.L., and Parsons, T., 2014, Undersampling power-law size distributions: Effect on the assessment of extreme natural hazards: Natural Hazards, 31 p., doi:10.1007/s11069-013-1024-0 [Download PDF (4.1 MB)]

Geist, Eric L., ten Brink, Uri S., and Gove, Matthew, 2014, A framework for the probabilistic analysis of meteotsunamis: Natural Hazards, doi:10.1007/s11069-014-1294-1

Hartwell, S.R., Wingfield, D.K., Allwardt, A.O., Lightsom, F.L., and Wong, F.L., 2014, Polygons of global undersea features for geographic searches (undersea_features.shp): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1040, 8 p., doi:10.3133/ofr20141040

Hawley, Erik, Piao, Hailan, Scott, Nicole, Malfatti, Stephanie, Pagani, Ioanna, Huntemann, Marcel, Chen, Amy, Glavina del Rio, Tijana, Foster, Brian, Copeland, Alex, Jansson, Janet, Pati, Amrita, Gilbert, Jack, Tringe, Susannah, Lorenson, Thomas, and Hess, Matthias, 2014, Metagenomic analysis of microbial consortium from natural crude oil that seeps into the marine ecosystem offshore Southern California: Standards in Genomic Sciences, v. 9, n. 3, doi:10.4056/sigs.5029016

Hein, James R. and de Ronde, Cornel E.J. and Koski, Randolph A. and Ditchburn, Robert G. and Mizell, Kira and Tamura, Yoshihiko and Stern, Robert J. and Conrad, Tracey A. and Ishizuka, Osamu, and Leybourne, Matthew I., 2014, Layered Hydrothermal Barite-Sulfide Mound Field, East Diamante Caldera, Mariana Volcanic Arc: Economic Geology, v. 109, no. 8, pp. 2179-2206, doi:10.2113/econgeo.109.8.2179

Hein, J.R., and Koschinsky, A., 2014, 13.11—Deep-ocean ferromanganese crusts and nodules, in Elias, S.A., ed., Reference module in Earth systems and environmental sciences, from Holland, H., and Turekian, K., eds., Treatise on geochemistry (second edition): Oxford, Elsevier Ltd., v. 13, p. 273–291, doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-095975-7.01111-6

Hubbard, Dennis, Eberhard Gischler, Peter Davies, Lucien Montaggioni, Gilbert Camoin, Wolf-Christian Dullo, Curt Storlazzi, Michael Field, Charles Fletcher, Eric Grossman, Charles Sheppard, Halard Lescinsky, Douglas Fenner, John McManus, and Sander Scheffers, 2014, Island outlook: Warm and swampy: Science 19, v. 345, n. 6203, pp. 1461, doi:10.1126/science.345.6203.1461-a

Johnson, Samuel Y., Hartwell, Stephen R., and Dartnell, Peter, 2014, Offset of Latest Pleistocene Shoreface Reveals Slip Rate on the Hosgri Strike-Slip Fault, Offshore Central California: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 104, no. 4, pp. 1650-1662, doi:10.1785/0120130257

Johnson, S.Y., Dartnell, P., Cochrane, G.R., Golden, N.E., Phillips, E.L., Ritchie, A.C., Kvitek, R.G., Dieter, B.E., Conrad, J.E., Lorenson, T.D., Krigsman, L.M., Greene, H.G., Endris, C.A., Seitz, G.G., Finlayson, D.P., Sliter, R.W., Wong, F.L., Erdey, M.D., Gutierrez, C.I., Leifer, I., Yoklavich, M.M., Draut, A.E., Hart, P.E., Hostettler, F.D., Peters, K.E., Kvenvolden, K.A., Rosenbauer, R.J., and Fong, G. (S.Y. Johnson and S.A. Cochran, eds.), 2014, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Coal Oil Point, California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3302, pamphlet 57 p., 12 sheets, scale 1:24,000, doi:10.3133/sim3302

Lacy, J.R., Gladding, S., Brand, A., Collignon, A., and Stacey, M.S., 2014, Lateral baroclinic forcing enhances sediment transport from shallows to channel in an estuary: Estuaries and Coasts, 20 p., doi:10.1007/s12237-013-9748-3

Little, S.H., Sherman, D.M., Vance, D., and Hein, J.R., 2014, Molecular controls on Cu and Zn isotopic fractionation in Fe–Mn crusts: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 396, p. 213–222, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2014.04.021

Lorenson, T.D., Wong, F.L., Dartnell, P., and Sliter, R.W., 2014, Greenhouse gases generated from the anaerobic biodegradation of natural offshore asphalt seepages in southern California: Geo-Marine Letters, doi:10.1007/s00367-014-0359-1

MacVean, L. J., and J. R. Lacy, 2014, Interactions between waves, sediment, and turbulence on a shallow estuarine mudflat: Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 119, 1534–1553, doi:10.1002/2013JC009477

Maier, K.L., Ponti, D.J., Tinsley, J.C., Gatti, E., Pagenkopp, M., 2014, Geologic logs of geotechnical cores from the subsurface Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1127, 10 p., doi:10.3133/ofr20141127

Miller, J.J., von Huene, R., and Ryan, H.F., 2014, The 1946 Unimak tsunami earthquake area—Revised tectonic structure in reprocessed seismic images and a suspect near-field tsunami source: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1024, 19 p., doi:10.3133/ofr20141024

Nelson, Alan R., Personius, Stephen F., Sherrod, Brian L., Kelsey, Harvey M., Johnson, Samuel Y., Bradley, Lee-Ann, and E. Wells, Ray, 2014, Diverse rupture modes for surface-deforming upper plate earthquakes in the southern Puget Lowland of Washington State: Geosphere, GES00967-1, doi:10.1130/GES00967.1

Nilsen, E.B., Rosenbauer, R.J., Fuller, C.C., and Jaffe, B.E., 2014, Sedimentary organic biomarkers suggest detrimental effects of PAHs on estuarine microbial biomass during the 20th century in San Francisco Bay, CA, USA: Chemosphere, v. 119, p. 961–970, doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.08.053

Oberle, Ferdinand K.J., Storlazzi, Curt D., and Hanebuth, Till J.J., 2014, Wave-driven sediment mobilization on a storm-controlled continental shelf (Northwest Iberia): Journal of Marine Systems, v. 139, pp. 362-372, doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.07.018

Odigie, Kingsley O., Cohen, Andrew S., Swarzenski, Peter W., and Flegal, A. Russell, 2014, Using lead isotopes and trace element records from two contrasting Lake Tanganyika sediment cores to assess watershed – Lake exchange: Applied Geochemistry, v. 51, pp. 184-190, doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2014.10.007

Parsons, T., E. L. Geist, H. F. Ryan, H. J. Lee, P. J. Haeussler, P. Lynett, P. E. Hart, R. Sliter, and E. Roland, 2014, Source and progression of a submarine landslide and tsunami: The 1964 Great Alaska earthquake at Valdez: J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 119, doi:10.1002/2014JB011514

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Prouty, Nancy G., Fisher, Charles R., Demopoulos, Amanda W.J., and Druffel, Ellen R.M., 2014, Growth rates and ages of deep-sea corals impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: Deep Sea Research Part II--Topical Studies in Oceanography, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.10.021

Prouty, N.G., Roark, E.B., Koenig, A.E., Demopoulos, A.W.J., Batista, F.C., Kocar, B.D., Selby, D., McCarthy, M.D., and Mienis, F., 2014, Deep-sea coral record of human impact on watershed quality in the Mississippi River Basin: Global Biogeochemical Cycles, v. 28, i. 1, pages 29–43, doi:10.1002/2013GB004754

Prouty, Nancy G., Storlazzi, Curt D., McCutcheon, Amanda L., and Jenson, John W., 2014, Historic impact of watershed change and sedimentation to reefs along west-central Guam: Coral Reefs, v. 33, i. 3, p.p 733-749, doi:10.1007/s00338-014-1166-x

Real, C.R., Johnson, L., Jones, L.M., and Ross, S., 2014, Improving tsunami resiliency—California’s Tsunami Policy Working Group, in Kontar, Y.A., Santiago-Fandiño, V., and Takahashi, T., eds., Tsunami events and lessons learned—Environmental and societal significance: Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, v. 35, p. 377–386, doi:10.1007/978-94-007-7269-4_21

Schmidt, Katja, Michael Bau, James R. Hein, and Andrea Koschinsky, 2014, Fractionation of the geochemical twins Zr–Hf and Nb–Ta during scavenging from seawater by hydrogenetic ferromanganese crusts: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 140, pp. 468–487, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2014.05.036

Sheibley, Richard W, Enache, Mihaela, Swarzenski, Peter W., Moran, Patrick W., and Foreman, James R., 2014, Nitrogen Deposition Effects on Diatom Communities in Lakes from Three National Parks in Washington State: Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, v. 225, i.2, article 1857, doi:10.1007/s11270-013-1857-x [Download PDF (1 MB)]

Skarke, A., Ruppel, C., Kodis, M., Brothers, D., and Lobecker, E., 2014, Widespread methane leakage from the sea floor on the northern US Atlantic margin: Nature Geoscience, published online 24 August 2014, doi:10.1038/ngeo2232

Stevens, T., Paull, C.K., Ussler, W., III, McGann, Mary, Buylaert, J.-P., and Lundsten, E., 2014, The timing of sediment transport down Monterey Submarine Canyon, offshore California: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 126, no. 1/2, p. 103–121, doi:10.1130/B30931.1

Storlazzi, C.D., Berkowitz, P., and Elias, E.P.L., 2014, The effects of sea-level rise on waves, run-up, and inundation on atolls [abs.]: Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, February 23–28, 2014

Storlazzi, C.D., Cheriton, O.M., Lescinski, J.M.R., and Logan, J.B., 2014, Coastal circulation and water-column properties in the War in the Pacific National Historical Park, Guam—Measurements and modeling of waves, currents, temperature, salinity, and turbidity, April–August 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1130, 104 p., doi:10.3133/ofr20141130

ten Brink, U.S., Chaytor, J.D., Geist, E.L., Brothers, D.S., and Andrews, B.D., 2014, Assessment of tsunami hazard to the U.S. Atlantic margin: Marine Geology, p. 31–54, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2014.02.011

Torresan, Laura Zink, and Storlazzi, Curt D., 2014, “The Impact of Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change on Department of Defense Installations on Atolls in the Pacific Ocean”, US Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, doi:10.5066/F7QR4V4C

Valentich-Scott, P, Powell II, CL, Lorenson, TD, and Edwards, BR, 2014, A new genus and species of Thyasiridae (Mollusca, Bivalvia) from deep-water, Beaufort Sea, northern Alaska: ZooKeys, i. 462, pp. 11-26, doi:10.3897/zookeys.462.6790

Warrick, J.A., 2014, Eel River margin source-to-sink sediment budget: revisited: Marine Geology 351, 25-37, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2014.03.008

Warrick, J.A., 2014, Trend analyses with river sediment rating curves: Hydrological Processes, doi:10.1002/hyp.10198

Warrick, J.A., J.D. Milliman, D.E. Walling, R.J. Wasson, J.P.M. Syvitski, and R.E. Aalto, 2014, Forum Comment: Earth is (mostly) flat: Apportionment of the flux of continental sediment over millennial time scales: Geology, v. 42, n. 1, p. 316, doi:10.1130/G34846C.1

Watt, J. T., D. A. Ponce, R. W. Graymer, R. C. Jachens, and R. W. Simpson, 2014, Subsurface geometry of the San Andreas-Calaveras fault junction: Influence of serpentinite and the Coast Range Ophiolite: Tectonics, v. 33, i. 10, pp. 2025–2044, doi:10.1002/2014TC003561

Willems, Patrick, Batelaan, Okke, Hughes, Denis A., and Swarzenski, Peter W., 2014, Editorial for Journal of Hydrology, Regional Studies: Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, v. 1, pp. A1-A5, doi:10.1016/j.ejrh.2014.06.004

Wilson, R., Hemphill-Haley, E., Jaffe, B., Richmond, B., Peters, R., Graehl, N., Kelsey, H., Leeper, R., Watt, S., McGann, M., Hoirup, D., Chague-Goff, C., Goff, J., Caldwell, D., and Loofbourrow, C., 2014, The search for geologic evidence of distant-source tsunamis using new field data in California, chap. C of Ross, S.L., and Jones, L.M., eds., The SAFRR (Science Application for Risk Reduction) tsunami scenario: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1170–C, 122 p., doi:10.3133/ofr20131170c

Woodrow, D.L., Fregoso, T.A., Wong, F.L., and Jaffe, B.E., 2014, Late Holocene sedimentary environments of south San Francisco Bay, California, illustrated in gravity cores: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1198, 91 p., doi:10.3133/ofr20141198

Xu, J.P., O.E. Sequeiros, and M.A. Noble, 2014, Sediment concentrations, flow conditions, and downstream evolution of two turbidity currents, Monterey Canyon, USA: Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, vol. 89, 11-34, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2014.04.001

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