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Coastal Studies

California Coastal Records Project ( 12,100 Photos of the California Coast in Easy to Find Format

Carolina Coastal Science ( The Carolina Coastal Science Web site is an innovative, inquiry-based science resource that utilizes the interactive technologies of a Web browser to explore science in coastal Carolina. While this Web site has been designed specifically for an Environmental Science component of an elementary, middle school, or upper secondary science curriculum, it may be used in different curricular areas.

Photographs of Coastal Features (

Shell Island Dilemma (

Center for Coastal Studies, Scripps Institution of Oceanography ( the Center engages in world-wide scholarly studies of the coastal environment, the development of data acquisition systems and research instrumentation, and advising on coastal protection and sediment management. Among the areas studied are waves, currents, and tides in nearshore and estuarine waters; sediment transport by waves, winds, and rivers; fluid-sediment interactions; and marine archaeology.

Coastal and Marine Processes and landforms ( is an educational web portal that focuses on a specific area knowledge known as Physical Geography. Physical Geography is a sub-discipline of two much larger fields of study - Geography and Earth Sciences. The main purpose of Physical Geography is to explain the spatial characteristics of the various natural phenomena that exist in Earth's hydrosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, and lithosphere.

Coastal Erosion Field Trip: By Chris Metzler, MiraCosta College ( - This series of pages is a guide to coastal erosion in the northern part of San Diego County, California, from Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach to the mouth of the San Diego River in Del Mar. It can be used as a preview or review for those that attend a field trip in association with geology, oceanography or geography courses and wish to examine the area before or after their visit. Also, it can serve to aid those that cannot actually attend the field trip.

Environmental Protection Agency Oceans and Coasts ( Coastal environments are strongly influenced by upstream sources of pollution and freshwater inflow, and are subject to an ever-growing coastal population. EPA protects these resources through a watershed approach and its regulatory and cooperative management programs.

Coastal Watersheds (

The Beach and Coastal Watersheds (

Estuaries (

( The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) conducts research and gathers data about the global oceans, atmosphere, space, and sun, and applies this knowledge to science and service that touch the lives of all Americans.

State of the Coast(

  • Pressures on Coastal Environments (
  • State of Coastal Environments (
  • Societal Response (

National Data Buoy Center Real-Time Buoy Data (

Rip Currents

Newport Beach Life Guard Information Sheet (

San Diego State University Information on Rip Currents (

Scripps Institution of Oceanography ( Scripps Institution of Oceanography is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for marine science research, graduate training, and public service in the world.

Center for Coastal Studies, Real-Time Data (

Coastal Data Information Program (

US Army Corps of Engineers Field Research Facility at Duck North Carolina ( Online visitors can take a virtual tour of the facility, meet the staff, learn about our research, access our most recent measurements, take a look from our tower, and download archived data, graphs, and reports.

US Geological Survey - Created by an act of Congress in 1879, the USGS has evolved over the ensuing 120 years, matching its talent and knowledge to the progress of science and technology. Today, the USGS stands as the sole science agency for the Department of the Interior. It is sought out by thousands of partners and customers for its natural science expertise and its vast earth and biological data holdings.

Coasts In Crisis (, a book.

San Francisco Real-time Environmental Data (

Center for Coastal & Regional Marine Studies St. Petersburg (

Guide to Environmental Law (

Gulf of Mexico and Southeast Tidal Wetlands (

Photo Gallery (

Geology (

Geology of Cape Cod (

Revised on: 2 February, 2005