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New Land Created by Slide on Big Sur Coast is ErodingNew Issue of Sound Waves OnlineAs Hurricane Season Opens, USGS Is ReadyUSGS maps, measures huge landslide on California's Big Sur coastHurricane Sandy Fire Island Regional StudyCoastal flooding will double in decades due to sea-level riseVideo Images Illuminate Beach Processes in Santa Cruz, CAIMMeRSS:

"Reducing Risk Where Tectonic Plates Collide"

USGS publishes a new blueprint that can help make subduction zone areas more resilient

New Land Created by Slide on Big Sur Coast is Eroding

The large slide buried Highway 1, created 13 acres of new land; but from May 27 to June 13, the seaward edge of the landslide retreated about 16 ft.

New Issue of Sound Waves Online

Stories about forecasting storm impacts, disappearing beaches, deep-water ROV dives, outreach, meetings, and more.

As Hurricane Season Opens, USGS Is Ready

Scientists work in the field before, during and after landfall to improve forecasting and recovery

USGS maps, measures huge landslide on California's Big Sur coast

USGS scientists estimate the slide buried Hwy 1 more than 20 meters deep and added more than 50,000 square meters of new land to the coast.

Hurricane Sandy Fire Island Regional Study

New data for understanding coastal processes and vulnerability

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

New study reveals that coastal flood frequency will increase dramatically in coming decades, even with small amounts of sea-level rise

Video Images Illuminate Beach Processes in Santa Cruz, CA

Video cameras atop a multistory hotel shoot video of the beach and ocean every half hour.

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USGS Interagency Mission for Methane Research on Seafloor Seeps

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