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Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

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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. Mary McGann and Janet Watt, in the USGS core lab, cutting a core sample of mud, collected from the bottom of San Francisco Bay. Aerial Photo of the mouth of the Elwha River and its estuaries, showing a visible sediment plume blossoming out into the sea. Photograph taken at ocean depth of about 1400 meters, of a black smoker at Niua Volcano in the South Pacific, courtesy of the Schmidt Ocean Institute and Canadian Scientific Submersible Facility. Photograph shows the tsunami wave, generated by Japan's 2001 Tohoku earthquake, as it makes its way through San Francisco Bay. Map showing subduction zones around the Pacific Rim.

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

Front-page news: USGS analyzing mud samples to shed light on San Francisco Bay area earthquake hazards

USGS scientist quoted in “Why the World’s Rivers are Losing Sediment and Why It Matters”

USGS scientist discusses deep-ocean mineral resources in newspaper and radio interviews

USGS scientist interviewed for KQED podcast “What Would Really Happen if a Tsunami Hit the Bay Area?”

Just published: “Reducing Risk Where Tectonic Plates Collide—A USGS Plan to Advance Subduction Zone Science”

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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.

Fri., July 21st, 2017, 2:00pm

Jennifer Miselis

USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Sci. Center

Observation and Assessment of Coastal Sediment Availability and Flux

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