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Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

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Wave-driven flooding and overwash on Roi-Namur Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands. Photo credit: Peter Swarzenski, USGS. Most recent snapshot from camera two, which looks southward over Cowells Beach. Figure shows predicted shorelines on five beaches in 2100 with 1 meter of sea-level rise. This is Figure 3 from a new publication. Underwater photograph of the view from Oceaneering's remotely operated vehicle Global Explorer at approximately 5:11 p.m. EDT, May 4, 2017. Photo collage of our labs showing various steps in the processing of sediment and cores. Photo of USGS researchers with visiting KIGAM researchers. Pholer. Photograph of the water control structure between Alviso Slough and about 14000 acres of former salt ponds currently undergoing restoration.

Coastal flooding will double in decades due to sea-level rise

View “snapshots” and “time-averaged” images from two video cameras overlooking Main Beach and Cowells Beach in Santa Cruz, California

Can beaches survive climate change?

Exploring Methane Seeps off the U.S. Atlantic Coast

Learn how the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center stores, processes, and analyzes seafloor cores and sediment samples

USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center hosts visitors from Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

Study forecasting erosion of Southern California beaches draws widespread media attention

Mapping the effects of storm flow on a wetland-restoration site in south San Francisco Bay

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