U.S. Geological Survey: Science for a Changing World

U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1199
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U.S. Geological Survey Coastal and Marine Geology Research --
Recent Highlights and Achievements

Circular 1199 cover   This Circular highlights recent scientific findings, products, and activities of the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program. Research results as highlighted here play a vital role in the USGS endeavor to understand human interactions with the natural environment and to determine how the fundamental geologic processes controlling the Earth work. The scientific knowledge acquired through USGS research, assessment, and monitoring is critically needed by planners, government agencies, and the public. Effective communication of the results of this research will enable the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program to play an integral part in assisting the Nation in responding to the pressing earth science challenges of the 21st century.

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