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Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

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All is calm in southern Alaska's Lisianski Inlet in this 2015 view from the deck of R/V Solstice. Photo Credit, Danny Brothers Two stills from video showing animation of tsunami approaching the shore, from video produced by Physics World. Underwater photograph shows instrument package on the seaward slope of the coral reef off Puerto Rico. Photograph of scientists walking on the beach with instrumentation to collect topography data. Bruce Richmond clowns for the camera during the closing credits of Peeking into Permafrost. In the background are Cordell Johnson, left, and Peter Swarzenski, on the ground. Photograph taken from offshore of the Mud Creek landslide, from the USGS vessell Snavely, on July 11, 2017. Photo taken of the stern of a boat showing scientists and equipment collecting cores of bayfloor sediment. USGS scientist Josh Logan points to the high-water mark, the upper limit of damage to tree bark by water-borne debris, from a series of large floods on the Carmel River in January and February 2017. USGS 'after' image at Big Sur landslide.

Understanding earthquakes by studying submarine faults: striking portrait of movement along a 500-kilometer-long undersea section of the Queen Charlotte–Fairweather fault

Physics World videos feature USGS tsunami and earthquake scientists

Deep deployment of instruments to study coral reef structure and health off Puerto Rico

Newly released datasets show how dam removal changed the coast around the mouth of Washington State’s Elwha River

USGS video selected for Goldschmidt film festival in Paris

USGS maps underwater part of Big Sur landslide at Mud Creek

Connection between two earthquake faults in the San Francisco Bay area highlighted in radio and TV interviews

News article: Dam removal and winter floods may help steelhead trout in California’s Carmel River

Huge landslide on California's Big Sur coast continues to change

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We conduct multidisciplinary scientific research in the coastal and offshore areas of California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, and other US Pacific Islands; and in other waterways of the United States.

PCMSC Seminar Series

Please join us for scientific talks and presentations given by local scientists and researchers.

Weds., August 23rd, 2:00 pm

Robert McCall

Deltares, South Holland, Netherlands

Modeling incident-band and infragravity wave dynamics on rocky shore platforms

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