USGS publishes an array of scientific products including maps, reports, data and models. Those pertaining to Hurricane Sandy can be found here. You can also find maps, imagery and publications or visit the USGS Publications Warehouse.
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10/10/2017 A study finds that although the “wilderness breach” created by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 has reached a relatively stable size and location, the channel and shoals will keep changing in response to weather. Related research shows the breach isn’t likely to increase storm-tide flooding in Great South Bay.
06/01/2017 Scientists work in the field before, during and after landfall to improve forecasting and recovery.
11/17/2016 USGS researchers ground-truthed Hurricane Sandy's October 2012 storm tides in New Jersey and found northern coastal communities had significantly higher storm tides than southern ones did, though flood damage was widespread in both areas. The findings suggest that some southern New Jersey communities may be underestimating their future flood risks.
10/27/2016 The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is investing $45 million in 28 science and research projects that advance scientific capabilities to improve our Nation’s resilience to coastal change impacts related to storms, climate change and sea-level rise. As outlined in the USGS Hurricane Sandy Science Plan, a comprehensive approach to research on the impacted areas, USGS is improving forecasts and understanding of storm impacts on coastal communities and ecosystems, and designing tools to assist future management and enhance natural resource health.
10/26/2016 “The Surge, Wave, and Tide Hydrodynamics (SWaTH) Network;” “Guidance for Coastal Management and Planning: Building on Extensive Knowledge at Fire Island;” and, “Forecasting Coastal Change Hazards: A New Online Portal to Help Resource Managers”
06/01/2016 New USGS models help predict storm effects on beaches: As the 2016 hurricane season opens, weather forecasters, emergency managers and coastal residents have access to tools developed by the U.S. Geological Survey that predict, more precisely than ever, where beach erosion and beachfront flooding will take place during hurricanes and other storms.
02/01/2016 Three years after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Atlantic coast, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) continues to help Americans prepare for future extreme storms.
10/26/2015 The U.S. Department of Interior's Blog and links to stories and imagery: Since 2012, Interior has invested $787 million in hundreds of projects to clean up and repair damaged wildlife refuges and national parks; restore coastal marshes, wetlands and shorelines; improve flood control; and increase our scientific understanding of how these natural areas are changing. https://www.doi.gov/blog/hurricane-sandy-3-years-recovery. For specific USGS projects see: https://www.doi.gov/hurricanesandy/usgs
6/1/2015 Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are prepared, with improved tactics, continued research and new technology to face a hurricane head on.
5/4/2015 The latest tool designed to help manage the threatened piping plover is only a download away.
3/12/2015 Vital coastal storm-tide information needed to help guide storm response efforts following major storms affecting North Carolina will be more accessible than ever due to a new monitoring network the U.S. Geological Survey is currently building. See related coverage: http://www.wect.com/
9/19/2014 The collection includes photographs of the Atlantic shoreline from Cape Lookout, NC, to Montauk, NY taken from November 4th to 6th, 2012.
9/12/2014 Hurricane Sandy in October 2012 devastated some of the most densely populated areas of the Atlantic Coast. The storm claimed lives, altered natural lands and wildlife habitat, and caused millions of dollars in property damage. Hurricane Sandy is a stark reminder of our Nation's need to better protect people and communities from future storms. To inform the Department of the Interior's recovery efforts, the U.S. Geological Survey, National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are collectively developing and applying science to build resilient coastal communities that can better withstand and prepare for catastrophic storms of the future.
Date: Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: 2325 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation – Dr. Claude Gascon, Executive Vice President and Chief Science Officer, emcee
U.S. Geological Survey – Dr. Neil K. Ganju, Research Oceanographer
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Eric Schrading, Field Office Supervisor, New Jersey Field Office
National Park Service – Mary Foley, Chief Scientist, Northeast Region
Partner Host: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
8/25/2014 The Barrier Island and Estuarine Wetland Physical Change Assessment project is integrating a wetland assessment with existing coastal-change hazard assessments for the adjacent dunes and beaches, and will focus, initially, on Assateague Island, Maryland, to create a more comprehensive look at coastal ecosystem vulnerability.
7/30/2014 The USGS is currently building new monitoring networks to enhance coastal storm-tide information following major storms affected by Hurricane Sandy. A network of about 1,000 sites ranging from coastal gaging stations to rapidly deployable temporary storm-tide, wave and barometric-pressure sensors will provide capabilities for recording storm tide, surge, and wave hydrologic information from the coast and inland to the point of peak inundation. Such information is vital to storm response efforts. You can see the network here and monitor progress as sensors are being installed. See news releases by state: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, D.C., Virginia
7/22/2014 A coordinated effort among Federal, State, local government and the private sector could meet our country’s needs for high-quality, 3D elevation data in just 8 years.
7/17/2014 USGS Hosts Congressional Briefing on 3-DEP Partnerships and Capabilities: Safer Communities, Stronger Economies - in 3D.
7/16/2014 The Coastal Change Hazards Portal is a new tool that represent decades of coastal change research collected in one place. You can see what your beach used to look like 50, 100 or 150 years ago and what it might look like in the future.
5/27/2014 Study shows that flooding in coastal areas bordering Great South Bay, N.Y. and Barnegat Bay, N.J. caused by winter storms that occurred following Hurricane Sandy was not influenced by changes Sandy made to barrier islands or other bay features. The study, “Water-level response in back-barrier bays unchanged following Hurricane Sandy,” by Aretxabaleta, A.L., Butman, B., and Ganju, N.K., is in the Geophysical Research Letters journal and available online.
12/17/2013 A new resource about Fire Island, N.Y. is now at the fingertips of coastal managers, planners and the public that will be useful for understanding and predicting future change on the island.
12/15/2013 Sand is becoming New England coastal dwellers’ most coveted and controversial commodity as they try to fortify beaches against rising seas and severe erosion caused by violent storms.
11/12/2013 The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has a goal of improving coastal storm response by increasing the amount and quality of storm tide, storm surge, and wave data collected and made available in conjunction with the landfall of a hurricane or severe coastal storm.
10/24/2013 A year after Hurricane Sandy collided with the East coast, the U.S. Geological Survey continues to study the changes left behind in its devastating path.
10/24/2013 Interior Bureaus to Work with Local Partners on Coastal Restoration and Resiliency Efforts
08/27/2013 Beaches and dunes on Fire Island, New York, lost more than half of their pre-storm volume during Hurricane Sandy, leaving the area more vulnerable to future storms.
08/20/2013 Plans for remapping parts of the East Coast where Hurricane Sandy altered seafloors and shorelines, destroyed buildings, and disrupted millions of lives last year are being announced today by three federal agencies.
07/01/2013 The probability of hurricane-induced coastal change on sandy beaches from Florida to New York has been assessed for the first time in two U.S. Geological Survey studies released today.
05/31/2013 While many residents of the northeast United States are still working to recover from Hurricane Sandy, the second costliest storm in U.S. history, the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1.
05/14/2013 The Department of the Interior recently announced the release of $475.25 million in emergency disaster relief funding to repair, rebuild, and restore impacted areas in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
05/07/2013 Funds to Rebuild Region, Make Communities Stronger and More Resilient
01/14/2013 Hurricane Sandy is a stark reminder of just how essential it is for the Nation to become more resilient to coastal hazards. More than half of the U.S. population lives within 50 miles of a coast, and this number is increasing
11/26/2012 The extent of Hurricane Sandy’s wrath—and the future coastal vulnerability of the region—is clear in a new U.S. Geological Survey analysis of recently collected LIDAR coastal data. The research documented particularly dramatic impacts within the Fire Island National Seashore on Long Island, NY.
News Release: North Carolina, Delmarva Coastlines Changed by Hurricane Sandy 11/15/2012 The USGS has released a series of aerial photographs showing before-and-after images of Hurricane Sandy’s impacts on the Atlantic Coast.
11/15/2012 The USGS conducts research on the natural processes that cause coastal change, but to understand and adapt to such changes, accurate information regarding the past and present shorelines is essential.
10/31/2012 More than 160 USGS scientists, technicians, and specialists are responding to Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath, from Virginia to Massachusetts. Crews from USGS are working hard to retrieve data for emergency managers.
10/30/2012 On Oct. 29, 2012, USGS revised its forecasts for coastal change due to Hurricane Sandy
10/29/2012 ***Updated: coastal change section edited from original, based on an updated assessment from October 29, 2012***
10/28/2012 The USGS has just issued a landslide alert for parts of Maryland, northern Delaware in the Wilmington area, northern Virginia (for specific areas, see the alert).
10/27/2012 In response to Hurricane Sandy, USGS has deployed several hundred storm surge sensors to collect information about the effects of Sandy on the Atlantic Coast.
10/27/2012 Storm response crews from the U.S. Geological Survey are installing more than 150 storm-tide sensors at key locations along the Atlantic Coast -- from the Chesapeake Bay to Massachusetts -- in advance of the arrival of Tropical Storm Sandy.
10/27/2012 Nearly three quarters of the coast along the Delmarva Peninsula is very likely to experience beach and dune erosion as Hurricane Sandy makes landfall, while overwash is expected along nearly half of the shoreline.
10/26/2012 The U.S. Geological Survey is keeping careful watch as Hurricane Sandy continues to track northeast along the east coast of Florida and the Atlantic coast. Along with federal partners, the agency is taking actions to help minimize potential risks to lives and property.
05/30/2012 Seventy percent of the Gulf of Mexico shoreline is vulnerable to extreme erosion during even the weakest hurricanes, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey released just prior to the start of the 2012 hurricane season.