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Debut of Web Site Topics in Coastal and Marine Sciences


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screen snapshot of opening page of the Coastal Erosion segment of the Coastal and Marine Knowledge Bank
Above: Screen snapshot of opening page of the Coastal Erosion segment of the Coastal and Marine Knowledge Bank, illustrating organization of the topics section as a storyline divided into chapters, definitions, and additional links. [larger version]

sample diagram showing a series of images that depict erosion and accretion along a jetty
Above: Sample diagram showing a series of images that depict erosion and accretion along a jetty. (Modified by Betsy Boynton, USGS, from figure by Washington State Department of Ecology.) [larger version]

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coastal and Marine Geology Program has released the first segment of its Web-site series Topics in Coastal and Marine Sciences, part of the Coastal and Marine Knowledge Bank. This series is designed to provide background information to assist teachers and students in using our USGS scientific products and is told in the form of a storyline with chapters. The new Web site covers coastal erosion, as part of the Coastal Change Hazards node of the Knowledge Bank. Short descriptions and illustrations describe sediment budgets, causes of coastal erosion, and mitigation strategies, with links to related USGS Web pages. A popup glossary includes references to sources of the definitions, and a bibliography highlights USGS research achievements. Topics was written by Mital Shah (now at the University of Florida), with assistance from Dennis Krohn, Betsy Boynton, Jolene Shirley, Theresa Burress, Bob Morton, Monty Hampton, and Fran Lightsom. It was originally derived from USGS Open-File Report 03-337, entitled "An Overview of Coastal Land Loss: With Emphasis on the Southeastern United States" (URL http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-337/), by Robert A. Morton.

Topics in Coastal and Marine Sciences is online at URL http://marine.usgs.gov/kb/topics/cch/.

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