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  • Ackerman, S.D., Pappal, A.L., Huntley, E.C., Blackwood, D.S, and Schwab, W.C, 2015, Geological sampling data and benthic biota classification: Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1221 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141221].

  • Andrews, B.D., Miselis, J.L., Danforth, W.W., Irwin, B.J., Worley, C.R., Bergeron, E., and Blackwood, D, 2015, Marine Geophysical data collected in a shallow back-barrier estuary: Barnegat Bay, New Jersey: U. S. Geological Survey Data Series 937 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds937].

  • Boswell, R., Waite, W.F., Wright, F., Kvenvolden, K., Koh, C.A., Anderson, B., Klauda, J.B., Tans, P., Buffet, B.A., Frye, M., Maslin, M., and Ripmeester, J., 2015, Chapter 1: What are Gas Hydrates? In: Beaudoin, Y.C., Boswell, R., Dallimore, S. D. and Waite, W (Ed.), Frozen Heat: UNEP Global Outlook on Methane Gas Hydrates. Volume 1. United Nations Environment Programme, GRID-Arendal.

  • Brothers, D.S., Conrad, J.E., Maier, K.L., Paull, C.K., McGann, M., and Caress, D.W., 2015, The Palos Verdes Fault offshore southern California: Late Pleistocene to Present tectonic geomorphology, seascape evolution and slip-rate estimate based on AUV and ROV surveys: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, v. 120 no. 7, p. 4734–4758 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015jb011938].

  • Christeson, G.L., and Barth, G.A., 2015, Aleutian basin oceanic crust: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 426, p. 167–175 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2015.06.040].

  • Cochrane, G.R., 2015, Southern Salish Sea Habitat Map Series data catalog: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 935 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds935].

  • Cochrane, G.R., Dartnell, P., Johnson, S.Y., Erdey, M.D., Golden, N.E., Greene, H.G., Dieter, B.E., Hartwell, S.R., Ritchie, A.C., Finlayson, D.P., Endris, C.A., Watt, J.T., Davenport, C.W., Sliter, R.W., Maier, K.L., and Krigsman L.M. (G.R. Cochrane and S.A. Cochran, eds.), 2015, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Santa Cruz, California: U.S. Geological Survey data release, pamphlet 67 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000 [http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7348HF0].

  • Cochrane, G.R., Dartnell, P., Johnson, S.Y., Greene, H.G., Erdey, M.D., Dieter, B.E., Golden, N.E., Endris, C.A., Hartwell, S.R., Kvitek, R.G., Davenport, C.W., Watt, J.T., Krigsman, L.M., Ritchie, A.C., Sliter, R.W., Finlayson, D.P., Maier, K.L., (G.R. Cochrane and S.A. Cochran, eds.), 2015, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Scott Creek, California: U.S. Geological Survey data release, pamphlet 67 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000 [http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F77W697W].

  • Cochrane, G.R., Dartnell, P., Johnson, S.Y., Greene, H.G., Erdey, M.D., Golden, N.E., Hartwell, S.R., Manson, M.W., Sliter, R.W., Endris, C.A., Watt, J.T., Ross, S.L., Kvitek, R.G., Phillips, E.L., Bruns, T.R., and Chin, J.L. (G.R. Cochrane and S.A. Cochran, eds.), 2015, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Bolinas, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1135, pamphlet 36 p., 10 sheets [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151135].

  • Cochrane, G.R., Watt, J.T., Dartnell, P., Greene, H.G., Erdey, M.D., Dieter, B.E., Golden, N.E., Johnson, S.Y., Endris, C.A., Hartwell, S.R., Kvitek, R.G., Davenport, C.W., Krigsman, L.M., Ritchie, A.C., Sliter, R.W., Finlayson, D.P., Maier, K.L., (G.R. Cochrane and S.A. Cochran, eds.), 2015, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Pigeon Point, California: U.S. Geological Survey data release, pamphlet 66 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000 [http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7RV0KRZ].

  • Dartnell, P., Maier, K.L., Erdey, M.D., Dieter, B.E., Golden, N.E., Johnson, S.Y., Hartwell, S.R., Cochrane, G.R., Ritchie, A.C., Finlayson, D.P., Kvitek, R.G., Sliter, R.W., Greene, H.G., Davenport, C.W., Endris, C.A., and Krigsman, L.M. (P. Dartnell and S.A. Cochran, eds.), 2015, California State Waters Map Series—Monterey Canyon and Vicinity, California: U.S. Geological Survey data release, 85 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000 [http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7251G78].

  • Denny, J.F., Schwab, W.C., Baldwin, W.E., Moore, E., and Bergeron, E., 2015, High-resolution geophysical data collected offshore of Fire Island, New York in 2011, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2011-005-FA: U.S. Geological Survey data release [http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F75X2704].

  • Dickhudt, P.K., Ganju, N.K., and Montgomery, E.T., 2015, Summary of oceanographic measurements for characterizing light attenuation and sediment resuspension in the Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor Estuary, New Jersey, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1146 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151146].

  • Doran, K.S., Long, Joseph W., Overbeck, Jacquelyn R., 2015, Beach slopes of North Carolina: Salvo to Duck: U.S. Geological Survey data release [http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7M906Q6].

  • Doyle, T.W., Chivoiu, Bogdan, and Enwright, N.M., 2015, Sea-level rise modeling handbook—Resource guide for coastal land managers, engineers, and scientists: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1815, 76 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/pp1815]

  • East, A.E., Clift, P.D., Carter, A., Alizai, A., and VanLaningham, S., 2015, Fluvial–Eolian interactions in sediment routing and sedimentary signal buffering: An example from the Indus Basin and Thar Desert: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 85 no. 6, p. 715–728 [http://dx.doi.org/10.2110/jsr.2015.42].

  • Erikson, L.H., Hemer, M.A., Lionello, P., Mendez, F.J., Mori, N., Semedo, A., Wang, X.L., and Wolf, J., 2015, Projection of wave conditions in response to climate change: a community approach to global and regional wave downscaling: The Proceedings of the Coastal Sediments 2015 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789814689977_0243].

  • Foley, M.M., Duda, J.J., Beirne, M.M., Paradis, R., Ritchie, A., and Warrick, J.A., 2015, Rapid water quality change in the Elwha River estuary complex during dam removal: Limnology and Oceanography, p. 1–14 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lno.10129].

  • Geologic Materials Repository Working Group, 2015, The U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Collections Management System (GCMS) A Master Catalog and Collections Management Plan for U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Samples and Sample Collections: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1410 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/cir1410].

  • George, D.A., Largier, J.L., Storlazzi, C.D., and Barnard, P.L., 2015, Classification of rocky headlands in California with relevance to littoral cell boundary delineation: Marine Geology, v. 369, p. 137–152 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2015.08.010].

  • Gibbs, A.E., Nolan, M., and Richmond, B.M., 2015, Evaluating changes to arctic coastal bluffs using repeat aerial photography and structure from-motion elevation models: The Proceedings of the Coastal Sediments 2015 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789814689977_0080].

  • Gibbs, A.E., Ohman, K.A., and Richmond, B.M., 2015, National assessment of shoreline change—A GIS compilation of vector shorelines and associated shoreline change data for the north coast of Alaska, U.S.-Canadian border to Icy Cape: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1030 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151030]

  • Gibbs, A.E., and Richmond, B.M., 2015, National assessment of shoreline change—Historical shoreline change along the north coast of Alaska, U.S.–Canadian border to Icy Cape: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1048, 96 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151048]

  • Goodkin, N.F., Wang, B.-S., You, C.-F., Hughen, K.A., Grumet-Prouty, N., Bates, N.R., and Doney, S.C., 2015, Ocean circulation and biogeochemistry moderate interannual and decadal surface water pH changes in the Sargasso Sea: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 42 no. 12, p. 4931–4939 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015gl064431].

  • Granja Bruña, J.L., ten Brink, U.S., A., Muñoz-Martín A., Carbó-Gorosabel, A., Llanes Estrada, P., 2015, Shallower structure and geomorphology of the southern Puerto Rico offshore margin: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 67, p. 30–56 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.04.014].

  • Gray, A.B., Pasternack, G.B., Watson, E.B., Warrick, J.A., and Goñi, M.A., 2015, Effects of antecedent hydrologic conditions, time dependence, and climate cycles on the suspended sediment load of the Salinas River, California: Journal of Hydrology, v. 525, p. 632–649 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.04.025].

  • Harley, M.D., Barnard, P.L., and Turner, I.L., 2015, Linkages between climate oscillations and coastal wave variability across the Pacific Basin: The Proceedings of the Coastal Sediments 2015 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789814689977_0197].

  • Jaffe, B., 2015, The role of suspension events in cross-shore and longshore suspended sediment transport in the surf zone: The Proceedings of the Coastal Sediments 2015 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789814689977_0253].

  • Johnson, C.D., Swarzenski, P.W., Richardson, C.M., Smith, C.G., Kroeger, K.D., Ganguli, P.M., 2015, Ground-truthing electrical resistivity methods in support of submarine groundwater discharge studies: Examples from Hawaii, Washington, and California: Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics, v. 20 no. 1, p. 81–87 [http://dx.doi.org/10.2113/Jeeg20.1.81].

  • Johnson, S.Y., Dartnell, P., Golden, N.E., Hartwell, S.R., Erdey, M.D., Greene, H.G., Cochrane, G.R., Kvitek, R.G., Manson, M.W., Endris, C.A., Dieter, B.E., Watt, J.T., Krigsman, L.M., Sliter, R.W., Lowe, E.N., and Chin, J.L. (S.Y. Johnson and S.A. Cochran, eds.), 2015, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Bodega Head, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1140, pamphlet 39 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151140].

  • Kalnejais, L., Martin, W. R., and Bothner, M.H., 2015, Porewater dynamics of silver, lead and copper in coastal sediments and implications for benthic metal fluxes: Science of the Total Environment, v. 517 no. 1, p. 178–194.

  • Kayen, R.E., Carkin, B.A., Corbett, S.C., Zangwill, A., Estevez, I., and Lai, L., 2015, Shear wave velocity and site amplification factors for 25 strong-motion instrument stations affected by the M5.8 Mineral, Virginia, earthquake of August 23, 2011: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1099 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151099].

  • Kinsman, N., Gibbs, A., and Nolan, M., 2015, Evaluation of vector coastline features extracted from 'structure from motion'-derived elevation data: The Proceedings of the Coastal Sediments 2015 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789814689977_0251].

  • Kolby, J.E., Ramirez, S.D., Berger, L., Griffin, D.W., Jocque, M., Skerratt, L.F., 2015, Presence of amphibian chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) in rainwater suggests aerial dispersal is possible: Aerobiologia, v. 31, no. 3, p. 411–419 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10453-015-9374-6].

  • Lammers, L.N., Brown Jr., G.E., Bird, D.K., Thomas, R.B., Johnson, N.C., Rosenbauer, R.J., Maher, K., 2015, Sedimentary reservoir oxidation during geologic CO2 sequestration: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 155, p. 30–46 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2015.02.001].

  • Limber, P., Barnard, P., and Hapke, C., 2015, Towards projecting the retreat of California’s coastal cliffs during the 21st century: The Proceedings of the Coastal Sediments 2015 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789814689977_0245].

  • List, K.M., Buczkowski, B.J., McCarthy, L.P., and Orton, A.M., 2015, Collections Management Plan for the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Data Library: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1141 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151141].

  • Maier, K.L., Gatti, E., Wan, E., Ponti, D.J., Pagenkopp, M., Starratt, S.W., Olson, H.A., Tinsley, J.C., 2015, Quaternary tephrochronology and deposition in the subsurface Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California, U.S.A: Quaternary Research, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yqres.2014.12.007].

  • Masteller, C.C., Finnegan, N.J., Warrick, J.A., and Miller, I.M., 2015, Kelp, cobbles, and currents: Biologic reduction of coarse grain entrainment stress: Geology, v. 43 no. 6, p. 543–546 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/G36616.1].

  • McMullen, K.Y., Poppe, L.J., Blackwood, D.S., Nardi, M.J., and Andring, M.A., 2015, Sea-floor morphology and sedimentary environments in southern Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1149, 1 DVD-ROM [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151149]

  • McMullen, K.Y., Poppe, L.J., and Parker, C.E., 2015, Character, distribution, and ecological significance of storm-wave induced scour in Rhode Island Sound, USA: Geo-Marine Letters, v. 35 no. 2, p. 135–144 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00367-014-0392-0].

  • Montgomery, E.T., Ganju, N.K., Dickhudt, P.J., Borden, J., Martini, M.A., and Brosnahan, S.M, 2015, Summary of oceanographic and water-quality measurements in Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Wells, Maine, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1072 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151072].

  • Morgan, K.L.M., 2015, Baseline coastal oblique aerial photographs collected from Navarre Beach, Florida, to Breton Island, Louisiana, September 1, 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 952 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds952].

  • Morgan, K.L.M., 2015, Baseline coastal oblique aerial photographs collected from Key Largo, Florida, to the Florida/Georgia border, September 5-6, 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 953 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds953].

  • Moseman-Valtierra, S., Kroeger, K.D., Crusius, J., Baldwin, S., Green, A., Brooks, T.W., Pugh, E., 2015, Substantial nitrous oxide emissions from intertidal sediments and groundwater in anthropogenically-impacted West Falmouth Harbor, MA: Chemosphere, v. 119, 1281–1288 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.10.027].

  • Pendleton, E.A., Ackerman, S.D., Baldwin, W.E., Danforth, W.W., Foster, D.S., Thieler, E.R., and Brothers, L.L, 2015, High-resolution geophysical data collected along the Delmarva Peninsula 2014, USGS Field Activity 2014-002-FA, version 2: U.S. Geological Survey data release [http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7MW2F60].

  • Pomeroy, A.W.M., Lowe, R.J., Ghisalberti, M., Storlazzi, C.D., Cuttler, M., and Symonds, G., 2015, Mechanics of sediment suspension and transport within a fringing reef: The Proceedings of the Coastal Sediments 2015 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789814689977_0086].

  • Quataert, E., Storlazzi, C., van Rooijen, A., Cheriton, O., and van Dongeren, A., 2015, The influence of coral reefs and climate change on wave-driven flooding of tropical coastlines: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 42, p. 1–9 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015gl064861].

  • Richwine, K.A., Marot, M.E., Smith, C.G., Osterman, L.E., and Adams, C.S., 2015, Biological and geochemical data along Indian Point, Vermilion Bay, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1143 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151143]

  • Robertson, B., Hall, K., Nistor, I., Zytner, R., and Storlazzi, C., 2015, Remote sensing of irregular breaking wave parameters in field conditions: Journal of Coastal Research, v. 300, p. 348–363 [http://dx.doi.org/10.2112/Jcoastres-D-13-00006.1].

  • Scholl, D.W., Kirby, S.H., von Huene, R., Ryan, H., Wells, R.E., Geist, E.L., 2015, Great (≥Mw8.0) megathrust earthquakes and the subduction of excess sediment and bathymetrically smooth seafloor: Geosphere, v. 11 no. 2, p. 236–265 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/GES01079.1].

  • Sevadjian, J.C., McPhee-Shaw, E.E., Raanan, B.Y., Cheriton, O.M., Storlazzi, C.D., 2015, Vertical convergence of resuspended sediment and subducted phytoplankton to a persistent detached layer over the southern shelf of Monterey Bay, California: Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, v. 120, 22 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015jc010785].

  • Shope, J.B., Storlazzi, C.D., Erikson, L.H., Hegermiller, C.A., 2015, Modeled changes in extreme wave climates of the tropical Pacific over the 21st Century: Implications for U.S. and U.S.-affiliated atoll islands: The Proceedings of the Coastal Sediments 2015 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789814689977_0247].

  • Smith, C.G., Marot, M.E., Ellis, A.M., Wheaton, C.J., Bernier, J.C., and Adams, C.S., 2015, Sedimentological and radiochemical characteristics of marsh deposits from Assateague Island and the adjacent vicinity, Maryland and Virginia, following Hurricane Sandy: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1169 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151169].

  • Storlazzi, C.D., Norris, B.K., and Rosenberger, K.J., 2015, The influence of grain size, grain color, and suspended-sediment concentration on light attenuation: Why fine-grained terrestrial sediment is bad for coral reef ecosystems: Coral Reefs, v. 34, no. 3, p. 967–975 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00338-015-1268-0].

  • Sugawara, D., Jaffe, B., Goto, K., Gelfenbaum, G., and Selle, S.L., 2015, Exploring hybrid modeling of tsunami flow and deposit characteristics: The Proceedings of the Coastal Sediments 2015 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789814689977_0185].

  • Van Der Wegen, M., Jaffe, B.E., and Roelvink, D., 2015, Predicting centuries of morphodynamics in San Pablo Bay, California: hindcast and forecast including sea level rise: The Proceedings of the Coastal Sediments 2015 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789814689977_0209].

  • Vitousek, S., and Barnard, P.L., 2015, A nonlinear, implicit one-line model to predict long-term shoreline change: The Proceedings of the Coastal Sediments 2015 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789814689977_0215].

  • Wang, D.T., Gruen, D.S., Sherwood-Lollar, B., Uwe-Hinrichs, K., Stewart, L.C., Holden, J.F., Hristov, A.N., Pohlman, J.W., Morrill, P.L., Konneke, M., Delwiche, K.B., Reeves, E.P., Sutcliffe, C.N., Ritter, D.J., Seewald, J.S., McIntosh, J.C., Hemond, H.F., Kubo, M.D., Cardace, D., Hoehler, T.M., Ono, S, 2015, Nonequilibrium clumped isotope signals in microbial methane: Science, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aaa4326].

  • Warrick, J.A., 2015, Trend analyses with river sediment rating curves: Hydrological Processes, v. 29, no. 6, p. 936–949 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.10198].

  • Warrick, J.A., Gelfenbaum, G., Stevens, A.W., Miller, I.M., Kaminsky, G.M., and Foley, M.M., 2015, Coastal change from a massive sediment input: dam removal, Elwha River, Washington, USA: The Proceedings of the Coastal Sediments 2015 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789814689977_0161].

  • Wong, F.L., and Grim, M.S., 2015, Depth-to-basement, sediment-thickness, and bathymetry data for the deep-sea basins offshore of Washington, Oregon, and California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1118, 13 p.[http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151118].

  • Yates, K.K., Rogers, C.S., Herlan, J.J., Brooks, G.R., Smiley, N.A., and Larson, R.A., 2015, Diverse coral communities in mangrove habitats suggest a novel refuge from climate change: Biogeosciences, v. 11, p. 4321–4337 [http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/bg-11-4321-2014].

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