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Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

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Photograph of San Francisco's Ocean Beach shows the edge of a paved parking lot with cement barracades, and the sand is eroding from under the pavement. Photograph of scientists sampling pore fluids from sediment cores collected aboard the ship offshore of southeast Alaska. Photo by Jamie Conrad, USGS. Snippet of an orthophoto compiled from 496 images collected from cameras mounted on an airplane, of the mouth of the Elwha River in Washington. Underwater photograph of elkhorn coral in Florida. Screenshot of the animation depicting the tsunami generated by the earthquake in Mexico on September 8. Photograph of the Matilija Dam taken by Jeremy P. Jacobs, E&E News. Photograph of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution autonomous underwater vehicle named Sentry being deployed on September 13. Time-lapse photography documents the removal of Elwha Dam. An example of the shoreline data for La Jolla Shores used in the CoSMoS-COAST model.

Defending San Francisco from rising seas

Investigating earthquake hazards posed by a large fault offshore of southeast Alaska and western Canada

Story about Washington’s Elwha River after dam removal features USGS scientist

Coral reef decline may have exacerbated flooding by Hurricane Irma

Animations of tsunami generated by magnitude 8.1 earthquake off Mexico's south coast

Dams block sand from replenishing beaches

Now underway: expedition to shed light on little-known deep-ocean resources off Southeast U.S.

New report synthesizes U.S. dam-removal studies

New York Times quotes USGS geologist in article about California's coastal-erosion problems

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

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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., Oct. 18, 2017

Mark Buckley, Shawn Harrison, Pat Limber, and Ferdinand Oberle

USGS PCMSC Postdoctoral Researchers

USGS PCMSC Research Group Seminar Series

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