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Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

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Waves from the ocean wash over a road on an island, part of an atoll in the Pacific Ocean. Map of Alaska and the surrounding ocean shows the terrain and ocean floor in relief, with a star south of the land in the ocean indicating the location of the epicenter of an earthquake that happened January 23, 2018. Photo looking down on the rocky coastline of Oregon from high up on a cliff, with breaking ocean waves on rocks. Screenshot from an animation of a meteotsunami that shows the east coast of the United States with waves radiating out into the Atlantic Ocean. Cover art from the February 2018 issue of Eos magazine. Participants of workshop, about 30 adults, standing in two rows against a tropical backdrop. 3-D computer image shows the seafloor has lots of grooves, in the Pacific Ocean south of Costa Rica. Two photographs at Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles, top-most showing normal high tide on January 6, 2017, and bottom-most showing king high tide on February 10, 2017. Photograph of sand.

Pacific Missile Tracking Site Could Be Unusable in 20 Years Due to Climate Change

USGS fields tsunami questions after earthquake off Kodiak, Alaska

Workshops on subduction-zone science to reduce risk for communities

False-alarm tsunami alerts across the U.S. East Coast, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean prompt calls to USGS

USGS research featured on the cover of Eos

International workshop on “Understanding Flooding on Reef-lined Island Coastlines”

Giant grooves discovered on an earthquake fault offshore Costa Rica

USGS 360-degree videos of king tides show how rising seas will transform California beaches in the future

USGS participates in workshop on restoring Monterey Bay sand-mining site

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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.

February 21st, 2018, 2:00pm

Dirk Rijnsdorp

University of Western Australia

Simulating nearshore wave and flow dynamics using SWASH, current state and recent developments (abstract)

February 28th, 2018, 2:00pm

Luca Malatesta

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