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AlbertoMarch 2018 Issue of Sound WavesMany Low-Lying Atoll Islands Uninhabitable by Mid-21st CenturyDocumentary about sea-level rise features USGS findingsUSGS Global Ocean Mineral Resources Project PageNor’easter and Forecasted Coastal ChangePacific Missile Tracking Site Could Be Unusable in 20 YearsGiant grooves discovered on earthquake fault offshore Costa RicaVirtual Reality helps us 'see' the Future

Alberto

Waves and surge from Alberto will impact Gulf Coast beaches

March 2018 Issue of Sound Waves

Read stories about coral reefs, mineral resources, and acidification trends in Florida estuaries.

Many Low-Lying Atoll Islands Uninhabitable by Mid-21st Century

Sea-level rise and wave-driven flooding will negatively impact freshwater resources

Documentary about sea-level rise features USGS findings

USGS research in Republic of the Marshall Islands forms part of scientific foundation of “The Last Generation” released April 6 by PBS Frontline.

USGS Global Ocean Mineral Resources Project Page

We seek to understand both how and where mineral-rich deposits form in the ocean, and investigate potential environmental impacts of seafloor mining.

Nor’easter and Forecasted Coastal Change

USGS Coastal Change Hazards Portal provides forecasts on the potential for beach erosion, overwash and inundation during hurricanes and other severe coastal storms.

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.

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.

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