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Pacific Missile Tracking Site Could Be Unusable in 20 YearsGiant grooves discovered on earthquake fault offshore Costa RicaJanuary 2018 Issue of Sound Waves OnlineVirtual Reality helps us 'see' the FutureComputer simulation predicts flooding on coral reef-lined coastsFirst observation of gold particles in hot hydrothermal fluidsEyes on the CoastSeafloor mineral deposits record Arctic Ocean's unique historyWhere Technology meets Science

Pacific Missile Tracking Site Could Be Unusable in 20 Years

Living and working on the Pacific islands hosting a key missile tracking site soon could be almost impossible due to the impacts of climate change.

Giant grooves discovered on earthquake fault offshore Costa Rica

Detailed three-dimensional data can help researchers better understand large subduction zone earthquakes and related tsunamis worldwide.

January 2018 Issue of Sound Waves Online

Stories about the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault, the Fall AGU meeting, and more.

Virtual Reality helps us 'see' the Future

USGS partners with Google Daydream Impact Project, "Rising Seas--Today and Tomorrow," which allows people to glimpse the future on LA's beaches.

Computer simulation predicts flooding on coral reef-lined coasts

New model called BEWARE can be used to predict short-term flooding and longer term impacts of sea-level rise that threaten property and public safety.

First observation of gold particles in hot hydrothermal fluids

USGS scientist Amy Gartman and coauthors published their discovery of gold particles in boiling fluids from a hydrothermal vent.

Eyes on the Coast

Video Cameras Help Forecast Coastal Change

Seafloor mineral deposits record Arctic Ocean's unique history

Deposits show unusual enrichment in rare metal scandium, which is in great demand to amalgamate with aluminum to make light, fuel-efficient aircraft

Where Technology meets Science

USGS tracks piping plover patterns of habitat selection from Maine to North Carolina using an iPlover smartphone application!

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