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Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

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Screenshot from Our Coast, Our Future shows a map of the projection of future coastal flooding by the USGS-developed Coastal Storm Modeling System for Pacifica, California. Photograph of the coastline of Roi-Namur Island on March 2, 2014 showing waves overtopping the beach and roadway. Photo shows USGS scientist Amy East showing some visitors how to sieve sand. USGS scientist Shawn Harrison looks on. Photograph of a boiling black smoker emitting hydrothermal fluids into seawater at Niua vent field in the Lau basin, southeast Pacific. Photo credit, Schmidt Ocean Institute, ROV ROPOS. A cabin on Alaska's Arctic coast washed into the ocean after the bluff it was sitting on eroded away. Flooding on a road in Olympic National Park, Washington, on November 24, 2017. Photo by Andy Ritchie, USGS. Open house at the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz. Aerial photograph of Kwajalein Atoll showing its low-lying islands and coral reefs. Photo by Tom Reiss, USGS Aerial photograph of Kwajalein Atoll showing its low-lying islands and coral reefs. Photo by Tom Reiss, USGS

USGS scientist explains how king tides provide a glimpse of future sea levels

USGS coastal-flooding projections inform national defense authorization act

Enthusiastic response to open house at the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz

First observation of gold particles in hot hydrothermal fluids

USGS provides information about Alaska coastal change to Scientific American

Physical processes dominate channel evolution in Olympic National Park rivers—A reply

Open house at the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz

USGS geologist chairs discussion of issues facing Department of Defense installations in the Pacific and Arctic

Computer simulation predicts flooding on coral reef-lined coasts

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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.

https://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/seminar/

January 24th, 2018, 2:00pm

Stephanie Taylor

UC-Santa Cruz

Noisy sand in high velocity shear flow experiments

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