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USGS Scientist Invited to Address Meeting of Map Librarians


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Long Marine Lab: Oblique aerial photograph of the Long Marine Lab at UCSC. The Western Association of Map Libraries conference was held in the Seymour Center, the set of buildings at the far right.

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientist Cheryl Hapke gave an invited talk to attendees at the Western Association of Map Libraries Fall 2003 Meeting, held from September 10 to 13, 2003, at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC).

Cheryl's talk, entitled "Coastal Cliff Erosion and Long-Term Beach Change in Monterey Bay, CA," described her use of recent and historical photographs to determine rates of seacliff erosion at various sites along Monterey Bay.

Her results may help to identify areas prone to future seacliff failure and may lead to a better understanding of how certain events, such as earthquakes and large storms, interact with seacliff characteristics, such as rock type and pre-existing fractures, to trigger seacliff failure.

Cheryl was one of several local scientists asked to address the group on how they use and rely on map libraries for their research.


Depot Hill short-term coastal-cliff failures from both earthquakes (1989 Loma Prieta earthquake) and large storms
Cliff erosion: Figure from Cheryl's talk at the Western Association of Map Libraries conference, dealing with mapping short-term coastal-cliff failures from both earthquakes (1989 Loma Prieta earthquake) and large storms (1997-98 El Niño). [larger version 103 kB JPEG]

Data for this area and several other sites are available online as USGS Miscellaneous Field Studies Maps:

Related Web Sites
1997-1998 El Niño Coastal Monitoring Program
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Western Association of Map Libraries
independent association of map librarianship

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