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Keep up with the impacts to the Gulf coast associated with Hurricane Barry. This map was created Friday, July 12, 2019 a...
07/15/2019
USGS: Barry's waves, surge to affect beaches in four Gulf Coast states

Keep up with the impacts to the Gulf coast associated with Hurricane Barry. This map was created Friday, July 12, 2019 and shows forecast beach erosion (the strip of colored bars closest to the coast), overwash (middle strip) and inundation (outer strip) effects of Tropical Storm Barry’s predicted landfall in Louisiana. Image credit: USGS, Public domain.​​​​​​​

See possible forecast updates here: https://marine.usgs.gov/coastalchangehazardsportal/ for possible updates.
Read more: https://www.usgs.gov/news/usgs-barrys-waves-surge-affect-beaches-four-gulf-coast-states
#coastalchange #HurricaneBarry #USGS @USGSCoastChange #forecast #NaturalHazards

This news release was originally posted on July 11 and was updated on July 12, 2019. Although Tropical Storm Barry is expected to make landfall in Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane, USGS coastal change experts forecast that wind-driven waves are likely to damage coastal beaches in Mississippi, Ala...

In May 2019, USGS coastal scientists shared expertise supporting the theme of “Advancing Science & Engineering for Res...
07/11/2019
coastalsediments.cas.usf.edu

In May 2019, USGS coastal scientists shared expertise supporting the theme of “Advancing Science & Engineering for Resilient Coastal Systems” at the Coastal Sediments 2019 conference at St. Petersburg Beach, FL.

They presented a range of coastal research through workshops, as session moderators, and presenting technical and poster sessions. A special session about the U.S. Coastal Research Program was moderated by Hilary Stockdon.

Coastal Sediments ‘19 promoted an interdisciplinary exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge among researchers in the fields of coastal engineering, geology, oceanography, and related disciplines. USGS was joined by many partners supporting this conference through sponsorship, exhibits, workshops, field trips and more.

Find the proceedings here:
http://coastalsediments.cas.usf.edu/documents/CS_2019_handbook.pdf
#exchange #coasts #experts #collaborate #sediment #beach #marsh #barrierisland #management @USGSCoastChange #coastalhazards #shoreline #CoastalSediments2019

We are currently forecasting coastal impacts associated with Tropical Storm Barry. You can keep up in near real time her...
07/11/2019
The Coastal Change Hazards Portal

We are currently forecasting coastal impacts associated with Tropical Storm Barry. You can keep up in near real time here:
https://marine.usgs.gov/coastalchangehazardsportal/ui/alias/barry2019
#forecasting #TropicalStormBarry #USGS #coastalchange @USGSCoastChange

USGS coastal change hazards research produces data, knowledge, and tools about storms, shoreline change, and sea-level rise. These products are available here. They can be used to increase awareness and provide a basis for decision making.

We are still #huntingbubbles !!!Last month efforts concentrated on seafloor seeps in the Pacific with Schmidt Ocean Inst...
07/11/2019

We are still #huntingbubbles !!!
Last month efforts concentrated on seafloor seeps in the Pacific with Schmidt Ocean Institute?
Today we are looking at the same types of seeps in the Atlantic with NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research on R/V Okeanos Explorer!
See never-before-visited seeps offshore of Bodie Island, North Carolina.
Read more: http://ow.ly/tHLQ50uXJmH
#explore #marinegeology #USGS #marinescience #deepsea

Remember just last week when we were #huntingbubbles at seafloor seeps in the Pacific with Schmidt Ocean Institute? Well now we're looking at the same types of seeps in the Atlantic with NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer! Here are a few never-before-visited seeps offshore of Bodie Island, North Carolina. Read more: http://ow.ly/tHLQ50uXJmH

It’s finally summer! The time of year when more people flock to the shoreline to explore and enjoy all our coasts and ...
07/11/2019

It’s finally summer! The time of year when more people flock to the shoreline to explore and enjoy all our coasts and oceans have to offer. The USGS conducts research year-round to help inform decisions about the use, management and protection of our beloved coastal and marine ecosystems.

The USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center is one of the many USGS offices across the nation dedicated to this mission. Science at that center includes research on coastal change hazards such as sea-level rise, erosion and storms, underwater earthquakes, gas hydrates, the U.S. extended continental shelf, ecosystem functions, drivers of change and more.

Check out the center’s *new* General Information Product to learn more about they do to understand our coastal and marine environments! http://ow.ly/ITb050uYtCb

Learn more about other USGS coastal and marine research underway on the USGS Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program page.
http://ow.ly/b2Go50uYtCa

#USGS #newproduct #WoodsHole #summer #summertime #coasts #ocean #coastal #marine #science #hurricanes #beach #storms #environment #vacation

A lucky experience for a National Association of Geoscience Teacher (NAGT) intern.Penny McCowen says she’s been lucky....
07/03/2019

A lucky experience for a National Association of Geoscience Teacher (NAGT) intern.
Penny McCowen says she’s been lucky. As a USGS/NAGT Cooperative Field Training Program intern, she was asked to join the “Hunting Bubbles” expedition, supporting USGS scientists and participating on a research cruise on the Cascadia Margin off the Pacific coast of Oregon and Washington states. Here she shares her story about her field experience with USGS mentor and scientist Amanda Demopoulos on the Schmidt Ocean Institute's R/V Falkor, her first research cruise!
http://ow.ly/XwaX50uSeks
Learn more about the NAGT program: https://nagt.org/nagt/students/usgs_field.html
#USGS #Science #HuntingBubbles #Oceans #NAGT #intern #Cascadia #Geoscience #marinegeology National Association of Geoscience Teachers

Everyone's gotta start somewhere, and for USGS/NAGT intern Penny McCowen, her start is on Schmidt Ocean Institute's R/V Falkor! Check out Penny's thoughts on her first research cruise: http://ow.ly/XwaX50uSeks

#USGS #Science #HuntingBubbles #Oceans

Some screengrabs from July 2, Astoria canyon #HuntingBubbles research cruise. #clams #fish #crabs
07/02/2019

Some screengrabs from July 2, Astoria canyon #HuntingBubbles research cruise. #clams #fish #crabs

07/02/2019
Schmidt Ocean Institute

Watch the final dive on the #HuntingBubbles cruise.

The team is diving on a seep at nearly 600 meters water depth in Astoria Canyon. It was originally mapped by R/V Nautilus in 2016 and showed strong sonar targets indicative of the presence of methane plumes.
There is lots of activity in this video both in terms of fish and other sea creatures and bubbles and lots of sampling.
Watch and listen to the scientists and engineers in action. True ocean exploration excitement!

#Explore #deepsea #bubbles #methane #gashydrates #marinegeology #ocean #science #technology #engineering #USGS Schmidt Ocean Institute

Diving today on a seep originally mapped by R/V Nautilus in 2016.

07/02/2019
Schmidt Ocean Institute

You can watch the bubbles!
Here is some video from a recent dive on the R/V Falkor exploring the deep sea.
#HuntingBubbles #USGS #marinegeology Schmidt Ocean Institute #gashydrates #methane

This is dive 21 of the #HuntingBubbles expedition taking place off the coast of Oregon. The dive is at 1000 meters in Grays Canyon. It is on a compressional ridge where we have imaged a big methane plume in the water column. Learn more at: https://schmidtocean.org/cruise/methane-seeps-at-edge-of-hydrate-stability/

The nine major coral reefs surrounding Maui and nearby Hawaiian Islands (collectively Maui Nui) are critical to the loca...
07/01/2019

The nine major coral reefs surrounding Maui and nearby Hawaiian Islands (collectively Maui Nui) are critical to the local ecology and economy. New USGS report describes those reefs in detail, plus threats to their health and existence. More: http://ow.ly/noGD50uQc78
#Maui #Hawaii #MauiNui #CoralReefs #USGS

Every great scientific expedition has a skilled pathfinder. USGS scientist Bill Danforth, is the essential 'pathfinder' ...
06/28/2019

Every great scientific expedition has a skilled pathfinder. USGS scientist Bill Danforth, is the essential 'pathfinder' on #HuntingBubbles cruise with the Schmidt Ocean Institute.

Bill maps the seafloor with cutting-edge technology, ferreting out plumes and filling in the gaps on our charts of the ocean bottom. He does much of this work at night.
“Bill’s work is essential,” USGS scientist and cruise leader Amanda Demopoulos commented. “He’s not only collecting data to create better maps of the seafloor, but he’s also finding both plumes that have been seen in the past and discovering new ones for us to visit.”
Jens Greinert, GEOMAR scientist and resident bubble expert agrees, “Each night before I go to bed, I check with him and discuss targets to look for. When I wake up, he has sites already chosen that meet those targets.”

Read more about 'Mapping by Moonlight' http://ow.ly/Rfvz50uNMM3
This image shows Bill on the deck of the R/V Falkor, enjoying the last bit of sunlight before his night watch begins.

#USGS #Science #Oceans #30DaysofOcean #Mapping #Explore #MarineScience #geology #pathfinder Schmidt Ocean Institute

Every great scientific expedition has a skilled pathfinder. Meet ours: http://ow.ly/Rfvz50uNMM3

Make sure to follow along on our ROV dives, livestreamed from Schmidt Ocean Institute! You'll get to see us #huntingbubbles and entertaining nosy sablefish. #USGS #Science #Oceans #30DaysofOcean #Mapping

06/28/2019
Schmidt Ocean Institute

Wow! Watch, listen, and learn if you are interested in robotics, rare gases, high tech and low tech scientific tests, the beauty of the seafloor and so much more. #USGS #methane #HuntingBubbles
Learn more about U.S. Geological Survey's Gas Hydrates Project https://www.usgs.gov/centers/whcmsc/science/us-geological-survey-gas-hydrates-project

"We want to know what the impact of these methane seeps are on the ecosystem - the habitat - but also if they have some implication for the input of methane in the atmosphere." Robots, rare gases, tests with hydrochloric acid, and more - check out the second #HuntingBubbles weekly update video for in-depth explanations to the many facets being studied on this expedition. There is so much more to this expedition than "just" looking at bubbles, rocks, and fish: these are fascinating systems weaving together in an amazingly rich tapestry.

USGS Monitoring Effort Supports New York State’s Initiative to Combat Potentially Toxic BloomsUSGS scientists, with su...
06/26/2019
U.S. Department of the Interior: Ocean, Great Lakes and Coasts

USGS Monitoring Effort Supports New York State’s Initiative to Combat Potentially Toxic Blooms

USGS scientists, with support from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, installed technologically advanced monitoring systems to study water-quality conditions and harmful algal blooms—known as HABs—in New York lakes Owasco, Seneca, and Skaneateles. The three selected Finger Lakes were recently affected by HABs and represent a range of nutrient and water-quality conditions. The New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation has a website that lists the location and duration of HABs reported at any given time in New York.

This work grows from more than a decade of USGS science on HABs, and the USGS brings together scientists from many different disciplines in its HAB research efforts across the nation. It also supports state officials, water resource managers, drinking water utilities, the public and others to make more informed decisions on how to deal with HABs and develop mitigation strategies.

Learn more: https://www.usgs.gov/news/usgs-kicks-innovative-project-study-harmful-algal-blooms-new-york?fbclid=IwAR0H_Jpe2tBnJaohBvkzFI29K_GC6OII86UvBRLdeXZ3_tEByIAtNwZ96OY
#HABs #harmfulalgalblooms #toxic #waterquality #NYSDEC
#science #conserve #protect #partners @USGSCoastChange #DOIOcean #DOICoast #GreatLakes

USGS Monitoring Effort Supports New York State’s Initiative to Combat Potentially Toxic Blooms

USGS scientists, with support from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, installed technologically advanced monitoring systems to study water-quality conditions and harmful algal blooms—known as HABs—in New York lakes Owasco, Seneca, and Skaneateles. The three selected Finger Lakes were recently affected by HABs and represent a range of nutrient and water-quality conditions. The New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation has a website that lists the location and duration of HABs reported at any given time in New York.

This monitoring effort will provide a better understanding of HAB growth and severity and allow for near instantaneous detection of changing water-quality conditions that might be indicative of HAB development. This will enable state officials, water resource managers, drinking water utilities, the public and others to make more informed decisions on how to deal with HABs and develop mitigation strategies.

This work grows from more than a decade of USGS science on HABs, and the USGS brings together scientists from many different disciplines in its HAB research efforts across the nation.
https://www.usgs.gov/news/usgs-kicks-innovative-project-study-harmful-algal-blooms-new-york

Read the special issue of the GeoHEALTH-USGS newsletter focused on HABs: https://www2.usgs.gov/envirohealth/geohealth/pdfs/geohealth_vol15_no3.pdf

Learn about USGS HAB Science Capabilities: https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20161174

USGS HAB Research Team: https://www.usgs.gov/mission-areas/environmental-health/science/toxins-and-harmful-algal-blooms-science-team?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects

New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation HABs notification page: https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/83310.html
#HABs #harmfulalgalblooms #toxic #waterquality #NYSDEC
#science #conserve #protect #partners

USGS plays a wide-ranging role in ocean and coastal science that supports many partners and communities across the natio...
06/24/2019
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

USGS plays a wide-ranging role in ocean and coastal science that supports many partners and communities across the nation and beyond. Coastal and marine science informs so many topics; from natural hazards to coastal resources and fisheries science.
Read more: https://www.usgs.gov/news/celebrate-oceans-month-usgs-science-seas

#NationalOceanMonth #USGS U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) USGS Natural Hazards Science #partners #marinegeology @USGSCoastChange U.S. Department of the Interior: Ocean, Great Lakes and Coasts #science #naturalhazards

It is the final week of Oceans Month. To celebrate check out this story highlighting USGS Science on the Seas. #USGS #Science #Oceans #30DaysofOcean

http://ow.ly/bVKE50uLCPK

Check out the USGS Coastal Change at Fire Island geonarrative! http://ow.ly/iwaK50uLECS It features research used to pre...
06/24/2019

Check out the USGS Coastal Change at Fire Island geonarrative! http://ow.ly/iwaK50uLECS

It features research used to predict how Fire Island beaches change in response to storms and how they may subsequently recover in the year following a storm event.

#USGS #coastalchange #fireisland #geonarrative #storymap #storms #WorldOceansMonth #30daysofocean

Sharing the R/V Falkor "Hunting Bubbles" Expedition with the public!As part of the outreach from the R/V Falkor “Hunti...
06/21/2019

Sharing the R/V Falkor "Hunting Bubbles" Expedition with the public!
As part of the outreach from the R/V Falkor “Hunting Bubbles” research cruise, the Smithsonian Institution’s Natural History Museum hosted an interactive program by connecting the ship to museum visitors through a live video feed that enabled the public to speak directly with participants on the research vessel.
Amanda Demopoulos, USGS Scientist and Shelton Du Preez, the Expedition’s Multimedia Correspondent answered
questions from the audience that included everything from how the technology is waterproofed, if any animals are harmed by methane seeps and what people eat while they are on board the ship. #nmnhlivefeed #[email protected] @SchmidtOcean #researchatsea #marinescience #explore #deepsea #DOIOcean #DOICoasts #USGS #science #Smithsonian @SmithsonianNMNH @USGeologicalSurvey
Photo credits: Megan Chen, Smithsonian Institution
Schmidt Ocean Institute #marinegeology

Under the sea, under the sea! Undersea mountains, valleys and fountains, it’s bathymetry! http://ow.ly/2cSK50uJtgwImag...
06/21/2019

Under the sea, under the sea! Undersea mountains, valleys and fountains, it’s bathymetry! http://ow.ly/2cSK50uJtgw

Image shows a 3D rendering processed by John Greene showing a large seamount on Tamu Massif. Image courtesy of Schmidt Ocean Institute.

#huntingbubbles #Oceans #30DaysofOcean #Bathymetry #USGS #Science #WordoftheDay

Under the sea, under the sea! Undersea mountains, valleys and fountains, it’s bathymetry! http://ow.ly/2cSK50uJtgw

Image shows a 3D rendering processed by John Greene showing a large seamount on Tamu Massif. Image courtesy of Schmidt Ocean Institute.

#huntingbubbles #Oceans #30DaysofOcean #Bathymetry #USGS #Science #WordoftheDay

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