Climate Change in the Pacific Region
Pacific Region
 

Climate Change Nature Resources and Coastal Management

Presentation Title:
West Coast Shoreline Change over the Last Century: Results from the USGS National Assessment of Shoreline Change Studies.

Desription of Presentation:
The USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program have been conducting a national assessment of shoreline change around our nation's open-coast sandy shores. This presentation will briefly describe the methodology used, west coast results to date, and management implications as a result of coastal change.

Presenter Name & Contact Info:
Bruce Richmond Geologist, USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program, Pacific Science Center, Santa Cruz, CA

Presenter's Biography:
Bruce Richmond is a geologist with the USGS Coastal and marine Geology Program. He has worked on a variety of projects including coastal hazard assessments, sand and gravel resource studies, long-term coastal evolution modeling, and historical shoreline change. Areas of interest include the U.S. east and west coasts, the north slope of Alaska, and low-latitude islands of the Pacific and Caribbean.

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Last updated: February 4, 2009


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Title West Coast Shoreline Change over the Last Century: Results from the USGS National Assessment of Shoreline Change Studies.
Presentation_description The USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program have been conducting a national assessment of shoreline change around our nation's open-coast sandy shores. This presentation will briefly describe the methodology used, west coast results to date, and management implications as a result of coastal change.
name Bruce Richmond
contact_info Geologist, USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program, Pacific Science Center, Santa Cruz, CA
biography Bruce Richmond is a geologist with the USGS Coastal and marine Geology Program. He has worked on a variety of projects including coastal hazard assessments, sand and gravel resource studies, long-term coastal evolution modeling, and historical shoreline change. Areas of interest include the U.S. east and west coasts, the north slope of Alaska, and low-latitude islands of the Pacific and Caribbean.
rec_readings Data and products for the USGS National Assessment of Shoreline Change Project can be accessed at this Website.
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Presentation sessionc/Richmond_USGS_Historical Shoreline_Change_West_Coast.pdf