Projected flooding extents and depths based on 10-, 50-, 100-, and 500-year wave-energy return periods, with and without coral reefs, for the States of Hawaii and Florida, the Territories of Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Projected flooding extents and depths based on 10-, 50-, 100-, and 500-year wave-energy return periods, with and without coral reefs, for the States of Hawaii and Florida, the Territories of Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands« This data release provides …

U.S. Geological Survey

U.S. Geological Survey« The degradation of coastal habitats, particularly coral reefs, raises risks by increasing the exposure of coastal communities to flooding hazards. The protective services of these natural defenses are not assessed in the same rigorous economic terms as artificial defenses, such as seawalls, and therefore often are …

Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program. Fish monitoring brief: Swains, Tutuila, Ofu and Olosega, Ta’u Islands, and Rose Atoll, 2018

Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program. Fish monitoring brief: Swains, Tutuila, Ofu and Olosega, Ta’u Islands, and Rose Atoll, 2018« The NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center conducts the long-term Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP) to track the status and trends of coral reef ecosystems of the …

Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program Ocean and Climate Change Monitoring Summary the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument 2018

Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program Ocean and Climate Change Monitoring Summary the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument 2018« The Ecosystem Sciences Division (ESD) of the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center monitors physical and chemical oceanographic conditions to investigate the long-term impacts of climate …

Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program Data Report : Ecological monitoring 2018 – reef fishes and benthic habitats of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument and American Samoa

Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program Data Report : Ecological monitoring 2018 – reef fishes and benthic habitats of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument and American Samoa« This report summarizes the reef fish survey data and a subset of the benthic data collected by the ESD for Pacific RAMP survey missions in …

Environmental conditions and herbivore biomass determine coral reef benthic community composition: implications for quantitative baselines

Environmental conditions and herbivore biomass determine coral reef benthic community composition: implications for quantitative baselines« Our ability to understand natural constraints on coral reef benthic communities requires quantitative assessment of the relative strengths of abiotic and biotic processes across large spatial scales …