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S. Jeffress Williams

U.S. Geological Survey
Woods Hole Science Center
384 Woods Hole Rd
Woods Hole, MA
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E-mail Address: jwilliams@usgs.gov
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S. Jeffress Williams - Senior Scientist Emeritus, Research Marine Geologist


S. Jeffress Williams, a senior research coastal marine geologist with the USGS Woods Hole Science Center, Woods Hole, MA, has focused his research career on the geologic history and processes of coastal, estuarine, wetland, and inner continental shelf regions. He has more than 40 years research experience investigating topics such as the geologic origins and development of marine coastal and estuarine as well as Great Lakes coastal systems, Holocene sea-level history, climate-change effects on coasts, and the geologic origins and character of marine sand bodies and their importance to coastal sediment budgets. Williams has led or participated in more than 80 field studies along the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Pacific, Great Lakes coasts, and the Irish Sea, UK and been Principal Investigator on many geologic mapping investigations. In June, Williams was awarded the 2009 Coastal Zone Foundation Award for career achievement.

Williams has authored or co-authored more than 350 research publications, including papers, reports, and abstracts; and, been a member on more than a dozen high-level national and state science committees including the National Academy of Sciences, National Ocean Partnership Program, 1998 National Oceans Conference, U.S Coral Reef Task Force, Louisiana Wetlands Restoration Task Force, the Louisiana Sand Task Force. Most recently, he has been a lead author for the U.S. Climate Change Science Program, SAP 4.1 report, an assessment of sea-level rise effects on coasts. In addition, he is a frequent lecturer at scientific meetings and speaks often to students, state and local legislatures, and civic groups on coastal hazard and sea-level rise topics.

Prior to taking his current research position, Williams directed the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program from1996 to 2000, in Reston, VA. This involved managing and directing 250 staff carrying out more than 100 research projects at USGS research centers in Woods Hole, St Petersburg, and Menlo Park/Santa Cruz. Prior to joining the USGS in 1983, Williams was a research marine geologist with the Coastal Engineering Research Center and an invited visiting scientist at the Institute of Oceanographic Sciences, Taunton, UK. He earned degrees in geology and oceanography from Allegheny College and Lehigh University.

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Education:

M.S., Lehigh University, Geology/Geophysics/Oceanography

B.S., Allegheny College, Geology/Oceanography

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Professional positions:

Present- 2000 Senior research coastal-marine geologist, USGS Woods Hole Science Center, Woods Hole, MA

2000- 1996 Director and manager, USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program, Reston, VA

1996-1993 Research geologist, USGS, PI on Lake Pontchatrain and Louisiana erosion and wetland loss studies

1993-1987 Co-cordinator, USGS National Coastal Geology Program and PI on Louisiana barrier island erosion and wetland loss studies

1987-1983 Research geologist, USGS, PI on Louisiana and mid-Atlantic mapping studies

1983-1980 Research geologist, CERC, PI on barrier island study, Ft Belvoir, VA

1980 Visiting scientist, IOS, Taunton, Somerset, UK, PI on geologic mapping Irish Sea

1980-1970 Research geologist, CERC, PI on mid-Atlantic shelf mapping, assessing sand resources, Washington, DC/Ft Belvoir, VA

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Recent scientific and public service:

Presented the 2009 Coastal Zone Foundation Award by President Orville Magoon at the ASCE-CSCE-ICE Climate Change Conference in St John's Newfoundland for research career achievement in becoming a recognized expert on coastal hazards and sea-level rise topics

Congressional testimony, Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on “Expert Views on Hurricane and Flood Protection and Water Resources Planning for a Rebuilt Gulf Coast.” See http://www.usgs.gov/congressional/hearings/testimony_jeffress_williams_10202005.asp

Advisor to National Park Service on managing storm breaches to barrier islands

Co-organizer of workshop on Louisiana subsidence processes and measurements

Expert witness (coastal processes) for the Dept of Justice for a law suit against the National Park Service.

Co-lead author on a CCSP SAP 4.1 report of sea-level rise and effects on coastal systems.

Advise and serve as a Subject Matter Expert in coastal-marine geology to the National Assoc. of State Boards of Geology.

Member, Technical Program Committee, ASCE Coastal Sediments ‘07 Conf.

USGS Northern Gulf of Mexico science advisory committee.

Member, Federal-State GOM Alliance; lead of the sediment budget group.

Member, WHOI/Sea Grant Program Advisory Group.

Science advisor to the Jason Foundation for Education for the Jason Expedition on “Disappearing Wetlands”.

Served on advisory committee for design and construction of the new UNOLS coastal research vessel RV Hugh Sharp, Un. Delaware.

Advisor (with U. ten Brink) for Dr. Tip Meckel, Mendenhall Post-doc Fellowship Program.

Member, organizing committee, moderator, speaker at a OSTP-sponsored subsidence workshop, Measuring & Predicting Elevation Change in the Mississippi River Deltaic System, New Orleans.

Member, Louisiana Governor’s Gulf Shoreline Advisory Committee.

Member, USACE Long Island (FIMP) Storm Surge Modeling Review Committee.

Facilitator/participant, USGS NE Coastal Ecosystems & Resources Framework for Science Workshop.

Member, Louisiana Wetlands Restoration Task Force.

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Current research interests:

Conduct a national assessment of offshore marine sand and gravel resources, including new geologic maps of offshore sediment character and understanding marine sand body history and evolution.

Assess the risk and vulnerability of coastal regions to predicted rise in relative sea-level and increased storm activity due to climate warming.

Use geomorphic computer models to understand Holocene coastal evolution and predict future change.

Serve as a scientific advisor to system-scale coastal and wetland ecosystem restoration activities underway in Louisiana and Long Island.

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Recent lectureships:

2009 Invited lecture on climate change and sea-level rise effects on coasts at Connecticut DEP Climate Change Workshop, Groton, CT.

2009 Invited lecture on climate change and sea-level rise effects on coasts at U.S. Fish and Wildlife/NYFO Seminar on Climate Change, New Paltz, NY.

2009 Invited lecture on climate change and sea-level rise effects at Allegheny College, Meadville, Penna.

2009 Invited lecture on climate change and sea-level rise effects on coasts at University of New Orleans, La.

2009 Invited lecture on climate change and sea-level rise effects on coasts at PIANC Climate Change Seminar, New Orleans, La.

2009 Invited lecture on climate change and sea-level rise effects on coasts for Chinese Delegation at Mass. CZM workshop, Boston, MA.

2009 Invited lecture on climate change and sea-level rise effects on coasts at Chesapeake Bay Forum on Climate Change, Shepardstown, WVa.

2009 Invited lecture on coastal change and climate change effects at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, MA

2009 Invited lecture on climate change and effects on Florida coasts to the Miami-Dade County, FL Climate Change Task Force

2009 Invited lecture on climate change and effects on Florida coasts to the Broward County, FL Climate Change Task Force

2009 Invited lecture on coastal change and climate change effects at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy

2009 Invited lecture on climate change in coastal areas at the ASCE-ICE Triennial Conference, St John's Newfoundland

2009 Two invited lectures on coastal change and climate change effects at the ECHO Climate Change Symposium, CA

2009 Invited lecture on coastal change and climate change effects, Delaware Coastal Program Climate Change Workshop

2009 Invited lecture on coastal change and climate change effects at the Delaware Estuary Science and Environmental Summit, NJ

2008 Invited keynote speaker at the American Institute of Architects, Delaware Chapter, Climate Change Conference

2008 Invited seminar at Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies

2008 Invited lecture at Climate Change in the Northeast workshop

2008 Invited talk at Solutions to Coastal Disasters Conference

2008 Invited seminar at CCNY

2007 Invited speaker NC Beach, Inlet and Waterways Assoc., Sea-level rise and coastal hazards.

2007 Invited speaker NC State Legislative Commission on Global Climate Change, Coastal hazards, sea-level rise.

2007 Invited speaker Delaware DNR Coastal Issues Workshop, Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Inundation.

2007 Invited seminar Un of Pennsylvania, Coastal processes and hazards.

2006 Invited speaker U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Coastal processes, Long Island geology, and results of modeling Fire Isl. barrier island breaching.

2006 Invited speaker Coastal change hazards: from Hurricane Katrina to sea-level rise, WHOI Summer Lecture Series, Woods Hole, MA.

2006 Invited speaker Potential impacts of sea-level rise on the coast, Mass. CZM Coastal Hazards Commission, Boston, MA.

2006 Invited speaker Coastal change hazards: from Hurricane Katrina to sea-level rise, Woods Hole Research Center, Woods Hole, MA.

2006 Invited speaker Vulnerability of the coastal zone to coastal erosion, storm hazards and sea-level rise, Save the Bay Symposium on Climate Change and Narragansett Bay.

2006 Invited keynote speaker Earth Day 2006 Coastal systems and climate change effects, Milton Academy, Milton, MA.

2006 Invited speaker Drexel University, Great Works Symposium, Holocene geology of the Mississippi River delta plain.

2005 Requested to teach a coastal geology short course (with J. O’Connell,WHOI), “Cape Cod Geology Field School”, Mass Audubon Center, Wellfleet, MA.

2003 Invited speaker MMS/ Delaware Geol. Survey Offshore Sand Resources and Mapping Workshop.

2003 Invited coastal expert narrator on film, New Orleans: The Natural History, a film produced for PBS by Walter Williams, Dreamsite Productions, Inc.

2002 Invited speaker Congressional Science Briefing on Coastal Protection Impacts and Alternatives.

2002 Invited seminar Sea-level Rise Hazards, Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Reserve. 2002 Invited speaker Coastal Processes/Hazards, Coalition for Buzzards Bay, Woods Hole Forum.

2002 Invited seminar Coastal Hazards, Mass.CZM, Boston.

2001 Invited seminar Coastal Change Hazards, East Carolina Un.

2001 Invited speaker Louisiana Coastal Land Loss Conference, Un of New Orleans.

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Recent publications:

Williams, S.J., Kulp, M., Penland, S., Kindinger, J.L., and Flocks, J.G., in press, Mississippi River Delta Plain, Louisiana coast and inner shelf: Holocene geologic framework and processes, and resources, Chapter 11 in The Gulf of Mexico- Its Origins, Waters and Biota Geology, C.W. Holmes and N.A. Buster eds.

Pendleton, E.A., Thieler, E.R., and Williams, S.J., in press, Importance of coastal change variables in determining vulnerability to sea- and lake- level change, Journal of Coastal Research.

Gutierrez, B. Williams, S.J., and Thieler, E.R., in review, Potential sea-level rise impacts to the ocean coast of the mid-Atlantic region, Journal of Geophysical Research, Earth Surface Processes.

Moore, L.J., List, J.H., Williams, S.J. and Stolper, D., in review, Complexities in barrier island response to sea-level rise: Insights from model experiments. Journal of Geophysical Research, Earth Surface.

Hapke, C.J., Lentz, E.E., Gayes, P.T., McCoy, C.A., Hehre, R., Schwab, W.C. and Williams, S.J., in press, A review of sediment budget imbalances along Fire Island, New York: can nearshore geologic framework and patterns of shoreline change explain the deficit? Journal of Coastal Research.

Williams, S.J., in review, Past, present, and future sea-level rise and effects on coasts under changing global climate, chapter 3 in Sand Resources, Regional Geology, and Coastal Processes of the Chandeleur Island Coastal System, D. Lavoie, editor, USGS Open-File Report xxx.

Arsenault, M.A., Jenkins, C.J., Reid, J.A., Williams, S.J., and Flocks, J.G., in press, usSEABED: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean (Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) Offshore Surficial Sediment Data Release: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 146, version 2.0. Online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/146/.

CCSP, 2009: Coastal Sensitivity to Sea-Level Rise: A Focus on the Mid-Atlantic Region. A report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. [James G. Titus (Coordinating Lead Author), K. Eric Anderson, Donald R. Cahoon, Dean B. Gesch, Stephen K. Gill, Benjamin T. Gutierrez, E. Robert Thieler, and S. Jeffress Williams (Lead Authors)]. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington D.C., USA, 320 pp.

Anderson, K.E, D.R. Cahoon, S.K. Gill, B.T. Gutierrez, E.R. Thieler, J.G. Titus, and S.J. Williams, 2009: Preface, Report Motivation and Guidance for Using this Synthesis/Assessment Report. In: Coastal Sensitivity to Sea-Level Rise: A Focus on the Mid-Atlantic Region. A report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. [J.G. Titus (coordinating lead author), K.E. Anderson, D.R. Cahoon, D.B. Gesch, S.K. Gill, B.T. Gutierrez, E.R. Thieler, and S.J. Williams (lead authors)]. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC, pp. xiii-viv.

Anderson, K.E., D.R. Cahoon, S.K. Gill, B.T. Gutierrez, E.R. Thieler, J.G. Titus, and S.J. Williams, 2009: Executive summary. In: Coastal Sensitivity to Sea-Level Rise: A Focus on the Mid-Atlantic Region. A report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. [J.G. Titus (coordinating lead author), K.E. Anderson, D.R. Cahoon, D.B. Gesch, S.K. Gill, B.T. Gutierrez, E.R. Thieler, and S.J. Williams (lead authors)]. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC, pp. 1-8.

Cahoon, D.R. S.J. Williams, B.T. Gutierrez, K.E. Anderson, E.R. Thieler, and D.B. Gesch, 2009: Part I overview: The physical environment. In: Coastal Sensitivity to Sea-Level Rise: A Focus on the Mid-Atlantic Region. A report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. [J.G. Titus (coordinating lead author), K.E. Anderson, D.R. Cahoon, D.B. Gesch, S.K. Gill, B.T. Gutierrez, E.R. Thieler, and S.J. Williams (lead authors)]. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC, pp. 9-10.

Williams, S.J., B.T. Gutierrez, J.G. Titus, S.K. Gill, D.R. Cahoon, E.R. Thieler, K.E. Anderson, D. FitzGerald, V. Burkett, and J. Samenow, 2009: Sea-level rise and its effects on the coast. In: Coastal Sensitivity to Sea-Level Rise: A Focus on the Mid-Atlantic Region. A report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. [J.G. Titus (coordinating lead author), K.E. Anderson, D.R. Cahoon, D.B. Gesch, S.K. Gill, B.T. Gutierrez, E.R. Thieler, and S.J. Williams (lead authors)]. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC, pp. 11-24.

Gutierrez, B.T., S.J. Williams, and E.R. Thieler, 2009: Ocean coasts. In: Coastal Sensitivity to Sea-Level Rise: A Focus on the Mid-Atlantic Region. A report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. [J.G. Titus (coordinating lead author), K.E. Anderson, D.R. Cahoon, D.B. Gesch, S.K. Gill, B.T. Gutierrez, E.R. Thieler, and S.J. Williams (lead authors)]. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC, pp. 43-56.

Titus, J.G., M. Craghan, S.K. Gill, and S.J. Williams, 2009: Shore protection and retreat. In: Coastal Sensitivity to Sea-Level Rise: A Focus on the Mid-Atlantic Region. A report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. [J.G. Titus (coordinating lead author), K.E. Anderson, D.R. Cahoon, D.B. Gesch, S.K. Gill, B.T. Gutierrez, E.R. Thieler, and S.J. Williams (lead authors)]. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC, pp. 87-104.

Williams, S.J., E.R. Thieler, B.T. Gutierrez, D.B. Gesch, D.R. Cahoon, and K.E. Anderson, 2009: Part IV overview: National implications and a science strategy for moving forward. In: Coastal Sensitivity to Sea-Level Rise: A Focus on the Mid-Atlantic Region. A report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. [J.G. Titus (coordinating lead author), K.E. Anderson, D.R. Cahoon, D.B. Gesch, S.K. Gill, B.T. Gutierrez, E.R. Thieler, and S.J. Williams (lead authors)]. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC, pp. 177-178.

Williams, S.J., B.T. Gutierrez, J.G. Titus, K.E. Anderson, S.K. Gill, D.R. Cahoon, E.R. Thieler, and D.B. Gesch, 2009: Implications of sea-level rise to the nation. In: Coastal Sensitivity to Sea-Level Rise: A Focus on the Mid-Atlantic Region. A report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. [J.G. Titus (coordinating lead author), K.E. Anderson, D.R. Cahoon, D.B. Gesch, S.K. Gill, B.T. Gutierrez, E.R. Thieler, and S.J. Williams (lead authors)]. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC, pp. 179-184.

Thieler, E.R., K.E. Anderson, D.R. Cahoon, S.J. Williams, and B.T. Gutierrez, 2009: A science strategy for improving the understanding of sea-level rise and its impacts on U.S. coasts. In: Coastal Sensitivity to Sea-Level Rise: A Focus on the Mid-Atlantic Region. A report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. [J.G. Titus (coordinating lead author), K.E. Anderson, D.R. Cahoon, D.B. Gesch, S.K. Gill, B.T. Gutierrez, E.R. Thieler, and S.J. Williams (lead authors)]. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC, pp. 185-192.

Gutierrez, B.T., S.J. Williams, and E.R. Thieler, 2009: Appendix 2: Basic approaches for shoreline change projections. In: Coastal Sensitivity to Sea-Level Rise: A Focus on the Mid-Atlantic Region. A report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. [J.G. Titus (coordinating lead author), K.E. Anderson, D.R. Cahoon, D.B. Gesch, S.K. Gill, B.T. Gutierrez, E.R. Thieler, and S.J. Williams (lead authors)]. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC, pp. 239-242.

Bliss, J.D., Williams, S.J., and Bohm, K.S., 2009, Modeling cape- and ridge-associated marine sand deposits; a focus on the U.S. Atlantic Continental Shelf, chapter M of Bliss, J.D., Moyle, P.R., and Long, K.R., eds., Contributions to industrial-minerals research: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2209-M, 28 pp. [http://pubs.usgs.gov/bul/b2209-m/].

Bliss, J.D., Williams, S.J., and Arsenault, M.A., 2009, Mineral resource assessment of marine sand resources in cape- and ridge-associated deposits in three tracts, New York and New Jersey, United States Atlantic continental shelf, chapter N of Bliss, J.D., Moyle, P.R., and Long, K.R., eds., Contributions to industrial-minerals research: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2209-N, 6 p. [http://pubs.usgs.gov/bul/b2209-n/]

Poppe, L.J., Williams, S.J., Moser, M.S., Stewart, H.F., Forfinski, N.A., and Doran, E.F., 2008, Quaternary geology and sedimentary processes in the vicinity of Six Mile Reef, eastern Long Island Sound: Jour Coastal Research, v. 24, no.1, p. 255-266.

Goff, J.A., Jenkins, C.J., and Williams, S.J., 2008, Seabed mapping and characterization of sediment variability using the usSEABED data base, Continental Shelf Research, 28, 614-633.

Williams, S.J., Gutierrez, B.T., Thieler, E.R., and Pendleton, E.A., 2008, Geologic effects and coastal vulnerability to sea-level rise, erosion, and storms, Coastal Disasters 2008 Conference, ASCE Proceedings.

Poppe, L.J., Mc Mullen, K.Y., Williams, S.J., Crocker, J.A., and Doran, E.F., in press, Evidence for dispersal of fine-grained estuarine sediment by density currents, north-central Long Island Sound: Geo-Marine Letters.

Poppe, L.J., McMullen, K.Y., Foster, D.S., Blackwood, D.S., Williams, S.J., Butman, B., Ackerman, S.D., and Barnum, S.R., 2008, Sea-floor character and sedimentary processes in the vicinity of Woods Hole, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1004. Available online at http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/pubs/of2008-1004/.

Poppe, L.J., McMullen, K.Y., Williams, S.J., Ackerman, S.D., Glomb, K.A., and Forfinski, N.A., 2008, Enhanced Sidescan-Sonar Imagery Offshore of Southeastern Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1196. Available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1196/.

Pendleton, E.A., Thieler, E., Williams, S.J., 2007, Coastal change-potential assessment of Sleeping Bear Dunes, Indiana Dunes, and Apostle Islands National Lakeshores to lake-level changes: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1249. Available online at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1249/.

Meckel, T.A, Ten Brink, U.S., and Williams, S.J., 2007, Sediment compaction rates and subsidence in deltaic plains: numerical constraints and stratigraphic influences Basin Research. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2117.2006.00310.x

Williams, S.J. and Foley, M. K., 2007, Recommendations for a Barrier Island Breach Management Plan for Fire Island National Seashore, including the Otis Pike High Dune Wilderness Area, Long Island, New York, Technical Report NPS/NER/NRTR—2007/075 National Park Service, Boston, MA, 16p.

Williams, S.J., Bliss, J.D., Arsenault, M.A., Jenkins, C.J., and Goff, J.A., 2007, Geologic characterization of shelf areas using usSEABED for GIS mapping, modeling processes and assessing marine sand and gravel resources. In: N. Kraus and J. Rosati, eds., Coastal Sediments ’07, American Society of Civil Engineers, p. 2473-2486.

Moore, L.J., List, J.H., Williams, S.J., and Stolper, D., 2007, Modeling Barrier Island Response to Sea-Level Rise. In: N. Kraus and J. Rosati, eds., Coastal Sediments ’07, American Society of Civil Engineers, p. 1153- 1164.

Reid, J.A., Williams, S.J., Zimmermann, M., Jenkins, C., and Golden, N.E., 2007, Integration of seafloor point data in usSEABED, Coastal Zone ’07 conference, 4p.

Poppe, L.J., Ackerman, S.D., Foster, D.S., Blackwood, D.S., Williams, S.J., Moser, M.S., Stewart, H.F. and Glomb, K.A., 2007, Sea-Floor Character and Sedimentary Processes of Great Round Shoal Channel, Offshore Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1138, DVD-ROM. Available online at http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/pubs/of2007-1138/.

Poppe, L.J., Denny, J.F., Williams, S.J., Moser, M.S., Forfinski, N.A., Stewart, H.F. and Doran, E.F, 2007, The Geology of Six Mile Reef, East-Central Long Island Sound: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1191, DVD-ROM. Available online at http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/pubs/of2007-1191/.

Gutierrez, B.T., Williams, S.J., and Thieler, E.R., 2007, Potential for Shoreline Changes Due to Sea-Level Rise Along the U.S. Mid-Atlantic Region: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2007-1278, 34p. Available online at http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/pubs/of2007-1278/.

Pendleton, E.A., Thieler, E.R., and Williams, S.J., 2006, Coastal vulnerability assessment of Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) to sea-level rise: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1058 URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1058/.

Pendleton, E.A., Thieler, E.R., and Williams, S.J., 2006, Coastal vulnerability assessment of Glacier Bay National Park to sea-level rise: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1247 URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1247/.

Buczkowski, B., Reid, J., Jenkins, C., Reid, J., Williams, S.J., Flocks, J., 2006, usSEABED: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean (Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) Offshore Surficial Data Release, version 1.0, USGS Data Series 146, CD-ROM. Available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/146/.

Poppe, L., Williams, S.J., and Paskevich, V., 2006, Textural analysis of marine sediments at the USGS Woods Hole Science Center: methodology and data on DVD: Proceedings 8th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conf., PDF files on CD- ROM, 7p.

Reid, J.A., Reid, J.M., Jenkins, C.J., Zimmermann, M., Williams, S.J., and Field, M.E., 2006, usSEABED: Pacific Coast (California, Oregon, Washington) Offshore Surficial-Sediment Data Release: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 182, version 1.0. Available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/182/.

Meckel, T.A., Ten brink, U., and Williams, S. J., 2006, Current subsidence rates due to compaction of Holocene sediments in southern Louisiana, Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L11403, doi:10.1029/2006GL026300.

Williams, S.J., Arsenault, M.A., Poppe, L.J., Reid, J.A., Reid, J.M. and Jenkins, C.J., 2006, Surficial sediment character of the New York-New Jersey offshore Continental Shelf region: a GIS Compilation, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1046. Available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1046/.

Williams, S.J., Arsenault, M.A., Buczkowski, B.J., Reid, J.A., Flocks, J., Kulp, M.A., Penland, S., and Jenkins, C.J., 2006, Surficial sediment character of the Louisiana offshore Continental Shelf region: a GIS Compilation, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1195. Available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1195/.

Pendleton, E.A., Thieler, E.R. and Williams, S.J., 2006, Coastal vulnerability assessment of Point Reyes National Seashore to sea-level rise: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1059, Web Only. Available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1059/.

Pendleton, E.A., Thieler, E.R., Williams, S.J., 2006, Coastal vulnerability assessment of Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park to sea-level rise, Web Only: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1248. Available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1248/.

Williams, S.J., Reid, J.A. and Buczkowski, B. 2006. Release of Offshore Sediment Data for the Northern Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean: Basic Tools for Offshore GIS Mapping and Geologic Research, Sound Waves, U.S. Geological Survey. [URL: http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2006/09/pubs.html ].

Reid, J.A. and Williams, S.J. 2006. Seabed Characteristics Along the Pacific Margin: usSEABED in California, Oregon, and Washington Waters Published as USGS Data Series 182. Sound Waves, August 2006. U.S. Geological Survey. [URL: http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2006/08/pubs.html ]

Kulp, M., Penland, P.S., Williams, S.J., Jenkins, C., Flocks, J.G., and Kindinger, J.L., 2005, Geologic Framework, Evolution, and Sediment Resources for Restoration of the Louisiana Coastal Zone: Jour Coastal Research, SI44, 56-71.

Pendleton, E.A., Thieler, E.R., Williams, S.J. and Beavers, R.L., 2005, Coastal vulnerability assessment of Padre Island National Seashore (PAIS) to sea-level rise: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1090, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1090/.

Pendleton, E.A., Thieler, E.R., and Williams, S.J., 2005, Coastal vulnerability assessment of Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CAHA) to sea-level rise: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1064, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1064/.

Pendleton, E.A., Thieler, E.R., and Williams, S.J., 2005, Coastal vulnerability assessment of Channel Islands National Park (CHIS) to sea-level rise: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1057, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1057/.

Pendleton, E.A., Thieler, E.R., and Williams, S.J., 2005, Coastal vulnerability assessment of Dry Tortugas National Park (DRTO) to sea-level rise: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1416, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1416/.

Pendleton, E.A., Thieler, E.R., and Williams, S.J., 2005, Coastal vulnerability assessment of Gateway National Recreation Area Hatteras National Seashore (GATE) to sea-level rise: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1257, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1257/.

Pendleton, E.A., Thieler, E.R., and Williams, S.J., 2005, Coastal vulnerability assessment of National Park of American Samoa (NPSA) to sea-level rise: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1055, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1055/.

Pendleton, E.A., Thieler, E.R., and Williams, S.J., 2005, Coastal vulnerability assessment of Virgin Islands National Park (VIIS) to sea-level rise: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1398, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1398/.

Pendleton, E.A., Thieler, E.R., and Williams, S.J., 2005, Coastal vulnerability assessment of War in the Pacific National Historical Park (WAPA) to sea-level rise: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1056, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1056/.

Penland, S., Connor, P., Beall, A., Fearnley, S., and Williams, S. J., 2005, Changes in Louisiana’s Shoreline: 1855-2002, Jour of Coastal Research, SI 44, p 7-39.

Poppe, L. J, Williams, S. J., and Paskevich, V. F. (Eds), 2005, USGS East-coast sediment analysis: procedures, database and GIS data, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1001. Available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1001/.

Reid, J. M., Reid, J.A, Jenkins, C. J., Hastings, M. E., Williams, S. J., and Poppe, L. J., 2005, usSEABED: Atlantic coast offshore surficial sediment data release, v 1.0, U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 118, online and CD_ROM. URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2005/118/.

Williams, S. J., 2005, Regional-scale understanding of the geologic character and sand resources of the Atlantic inner continental shelf, Maine to Virginia, Proceedings, Second Regional Conf on Dredging, Beach Nourishment, and Bird Conservation, p. 12-22.

Pendleton, E.A., Hammar-Klose, E.S., Thieler, E.R. and Williams, S.J., 2004, Coastal vulnerability assessment of Gulf Islands National Seashore (GUIS) to sea-level rise: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-108, Web Only. URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-108/.

Pendleton, E.A., Hammar-Klose, E.S., Thieler, E.R. and Williams, S.J., 2004, Coastal vulnerability assessment of Olympic National Park to sea-level rise: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1021, Web Only. URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1021/.

Pendleton, E.A., Thieler, E.R. and Williams, S.J., 2004, Coastal vulnerability assessment of Cumberland Island National Seashore to sea-level rise: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1196, Web Only. URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1196/.

Pendleton, E.A., Williams, S.J. and Thieler, E.R., 2004, Coastal vulnerability assessment of Assateague Island National Seashore (ASIS) to sea-level rise: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1020, Web Only. URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1020/.

Pendleton, E.A., Williams, S.J. and Thieler, E.R., 2004, Coastal vulnerability assessment of Fire Island National Seashore (FIIS) to sea-level rise: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-439, Web Only. URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-439/.

Pendleton, E. A., Thieler, E.R., and Williams, S.J., 2004, Relative coastal change-potential assessment of Kenai Fjords National Park, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 04-1373, Web Only. URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1373/.

Magoon, O.T., Williams, S. J., Lent, L. K., Douglass, S. L., Edge, B. L., Richmond, J. A., Treadwell, D.D., Ewing, L.C., and Pratt, A. P., 2004, Economic impacts of anthropogenic activities on coastlines of the U.S., ASCE 29th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, p.3022-3035.

Williams, S.J., Jenkins, C., Currence, J., and Reid, J., 2003, New digital geologic maps of U.S. Continental Margins; insights to seafloor sedimentary character, aggregate resources and processes, U.S. Geological Survey Information Sheet, May 2003.

Williams, S.J., Reid, J.M., Cross, V.A. and Polloni, C.F., 2003, Coastal erosion and wetland change in Louisiana: selected USGS products: U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-79, Version 1.0, DVD-ROM. Available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/dds/dds79/.

Williams, S.J., Reid, J.R., and Manheim, F.T., 2003, A bibliography of selected references to U.S marine sand and gravel mineral resources: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-300, CD-ROM. Available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-300/.

Poppe, L.J., Paskevich, V.F., Williams, S.J., Hastings, M.E., Kelley, J.T., Belknap, D.F., Ward, L.G., Fitzgerald, D.M. and Larsen, P.F., 2003, Surficial sediment data from the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank, and vicinity; a GIS compilation: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-001, CD-ROM. Available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-001/index.htm

Penland, S., Zganjar, C., Westphal, K., Connor, P., Beall, A., List, J., and Williams, S. J., 2003, Shoreline change posters of the Louisiana barrier islands 1885-1996: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-398, CD-ROM. Available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-398/.

Williams, S.J., Jenkins, C., Currence, J., Penland, S., Reid, J., Flocks, J., Kindinger, J.L., Poppe, L.J., Kulp, M., Manheim, F.T., Hampton, M., Polloni, C.F. and Rowland, J., 2003, New digital geologic maps of U.S. continental margins; insights to seafloor sedimentary character, aggregate resources and processes: Coastal Sediments '03 Conference Proceedings, Fifth International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes, Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries, CD-ROM, 12 p.

Williams, S.J., 2003, Coastal and marine processes, Chapter 1.1.3.2, in Ciled, V., ed., Our Fragile World: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development: Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the auspices of the UNESCO [http://www.eolss.net], Eolss Publishers, Oxford, UK, 13 p.

Williams, S. J., 2002, Preface, Lake Pontchartrain basin: bottom sediments and related environmental resources, F.T. Manheim and L. Hayes, eds.: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1634. Available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/p1634/.

Kulp, M. A., Howell, P., Adiau, S., Penland, S. Kindinger, J., and Williams, S. J., 2002, Latest Quaternary stratigraphic framework of the Mississippi River delta region, Proceedings, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 52, p.573-582.

Penland, S., Britsch, L. D., Beall, A., and Williams, S. J., 2002, A coastal land loss classification for the Mississippi River delta plain, Gulf Coast Association Geological Societies Transactions, v.52.

Penland, S., Wayne, L., Britsch, D., Williams, S.J., Beall, A., and Butterworth, V., 2000, Geomorphic classification of coastal land loss between 1932 and 1990 in the Mississippi River delta plain, southeastern, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-417. Available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2000/of00-417/.

Penland, S., Wayne, L., Britsch, D., Williams, S.J., Beall, A., and Butterworth, V., 2000, Process classification of coastal land loss between 1932 and 1990 in the Mississippi River delta plain, southeastern, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-418. Available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2000/of00-418/.

Williams, S.J., Barnes, P., and Prager, E., 2000, USGS coastal and marine geology research; recent highlights and achievements: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1199, 28 p. Available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/c1199/.

Haines, J. and Williams, S.J., 2000, The coastal zone: resource at risk, Geotimes, v. 45 (6), p. 12-15.

Gray, J.R., Williams, S. J., Finger, S.E., and Jones, J.W., 1997, Overview of USGS sediment research capability: workshop proceedings, Expanding Sediment Research Capabilities in Today's USGS, Harpers Ferry, WVA. URL: http://water.usgs.gov/osw/techniques/workshop/.

Williams, S.J., Stone, G.W., and Burruss, A.E., 1997, A perspective on the Louisiana wetland loss and coastal erosion problem, Introduction, thematic issue of Jour. of Coastal Research on Louisiana's coastal erosion problems, v. 13 (3), p.593-594.

Stone, G.W., Williams, S. J., and Burruss, A., E., 1997, Louisiana’s barrier islands: an evaluation of their geological evolution, morphodynamics and rapid deterioration, thematic issue of Jour. of Coastal Research on Louisiana's coastal erosion problems, v.13 (3), p. 591-592.

Penland, S., Westphal, K., Williams, S. J., and Kindinger, J., 1997, Coastal geomorphology and landscape changes in the Pontchartrain basin, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions.

Kindinger, J., Williams, S. J., Penland, S., Flocks, J., and Connor, P., 1997, Holocene geologic framework of the Lake Pontchartrain basin and lakes of southeastern Louisiana, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 47, p. 635-638.

Lopez, J., Penland, S., and Williams, S. J, 1997, Confirmation of active geologic faults in Lake Pontchatrain, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 47, p. 299-303.

Kenwood, C., Manheim, F., Polloni, C., and Williams, S. J., 1997, An environmental and geological bibliography for Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-527. Available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/of96-527/.

Williams, S.J., and Stewart, R., 1996, Understanding coastal wetland processes: Geotimes, v. 41(7), p.18-22.

Williams, S.J. and Johnston, J.B., 1995, Coastal barrier erosion: loss of valuable coastal ecosystems: in Our Living Resources, a report to the Nation on the distribution, abundance and health of US plants, animals and ecosystems, E. T. LaRoe, et al., ed, DOI/NBS Report, p.277-279.

Williams, S.J., and Rendigs, R.R., 1995, The USGS National marine and coastal geology program, in Sand wars, sand shortages and sand-holding structures: Beach Preservation Technology National Conference, Proceedings, p. 17-25.

Williams, S.J., 1995, Louisiana coastal wetlands--a resource at risk: U.S. Geological Survey Information Sheet.

Brooks, G., Kindinger, J., Penland, S., Williams, S.J., and Mc Bride, 1995, East Louisiana continental shelf sediments: a product of delta reworking, Jour. Coastal Research, v. 11 (4), p.1026-1036.

Williams, S.J., 1995, The Lake Pontchartrain basin: Louisiana's troubled urban estuary: U.S. Geological Survey Information Sheet.

Rheaume, S.J., Williams, S.J., and Larsen, C., 1995, USGS Programs in the Great Lakes: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-056-95, 4p. URL: http://water.usgs.gov/wid/html/gl.html

List, J., Jaffe, B.E., Sallenger, A.J. Jr., Williams, S.J., McBride, R.A., Penland, S., Hopkins, D., and Wilson, J.O., Jr., 1994, Louisiana barrier island erosion study, atlas of sea-floor changes from 1878 to 1989: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations I-2150-B, 81 p.

Williams, S.J. and Penland, S., 1994, Geology of Louisiana's delta plain coastal barriers and wetlands, CD-ROM, prepared for SEPM education series.

Williams, S.J. and Cichon, H.A., 1994, processes of coastal wetlands loss in Louisiana, results from a multi year collaborative study by the U.S. Geological Survey, National Biological Survey, and Louisiana State University: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-275, 229 p.

Williams, S.J., Penland, S., and Roberts, H.H., 1993, Processes affecting coastal wetland loss in the Louisiana deltaic plain: Proceedings, Coastal Zone ’93, the 8th Symposium on Coastal and Ocean Management, v. 1, P. 211-219.

Foote, L., Burkett, V., and Williams, S.J., 1993, Natural Resource Problem Solving: An interdisciplinary approach in coastal Louisiana: Proceedings, Coastal Zone '93, the 8th Symposium on Coastal and Ocean Management, v. 1, p. 258-266.

Williams, S.J. and Cichon, H.A., 1993, Geologic assessments and characterization of marine sand resources: Gulf of Mexico region: Coastlines of the Gulf of Mexico, Coastal Zone '93, 8th Symposium on Coastal and Ocean Management, p. 217-223.

Wayne, L.D, Britsch, L.D., Byrnes, M.R., Penland, P.S., and Williams, S.J., 1993, A method for classifying land loss by morphology and process: Coastlines of the Gulf of Mexico, Coastal Zone '93, the 8th Symposium on Coastal and Ocean Management, p. 85-95.

Kuecher, G.J., Roberts, H.H., Suhayda, J.H., Williams, S.J., Penland, S., and Autin, W.J., 1993, An estimate of the consolidation settlement potential of the Holocene valley fill sequence in Terrebonne basin, Louisiana: subsurface controls on wetland loss: Proceedings, Coastal Zone '93, 8th Symposium on Coastal and Ocean Management, v. 1, p. 1197-1214.

Williams, S.J., ed., 1993, The Louisiana Coastal Geographic Information System Network (LCGISN): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 93-210, 102 p.

Sallenger, A.H., Jr., and Williams. S.J., 1993, Hurricanes and coastal erosion - the lessons of Andrew in Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Yearbook - Fiscal Year 1992, p. 1-3.

Hiland, M.W., Wayne, L.D., Carpenter, M., McBride, R.A., and Williams, S.J., 1993, Louisiana coastal GIS network: A cataloging framework for spatial data: GIS/LSI '93 Proceedings, American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, v. 1, p. 312-322.

Williams, S.J., Penland, S., and Sallenger, A.H., Jr., eds., 1992, Louisiana Barrier Island Erosion Study Atlas of Shoreline Changes in Louisiana from 1853 to 1989: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigation Series I-2150-A, 103 p.

Williams, S.J., 1992, Sand and gravel - an enormous offshore resource within the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone, in DeYoung, J.H., Jr., and Hammarstrom, J.M., eds., Contributions to Commodity Geology Research: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1877, p. H1-H10.

Peck, D.L. and Williams, S.J., 1992, Sea-level rise and its implications in coastal planning and management, in Fabbri, P., ed., Ocean Management in Global Change, p. 57-73.

Williams, S.J., Penland, S., and Sallenger, A.H., Jr., eds., 1992, Louisiana Barrier Island Erosion Study Atlas of Shoreline Changes in Louisiana from 1853 to 1989: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigation Series I-2150-A, 107 p.

Williams, S.J. and Sallenger, A.H., Jr., 1992, An introduction to coastal erosion and wetlands loss research, barrier island erosion and wetlands loss in Louisiana, in Williams, S.J., Penland, S., and Sallenger, A.H., Jr., eds., Louisiana Barrier Island Erosion Study Atlas of Shoreline Changes in Louisiana from 1853 to 1989: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigation Series I-2150-A, p. 1.

Penland, S., Williams, S.J., Davis, D.W., Sallenger, A.H., Jr., and Groat, C.G., 1992, Barrier island erosion and wetland loss in Louisiana, in Williams, S.J., Penland, S., and Sallenger, A.H., Jr., eds., Louisiana Barrier Island Erosion Study Atlas of Shoreline Changes in Louisiana from 1853 to 1989: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigation Series I-2150-A, p. 2-7.

McBride, R.A., Penland, S., Hiland, M., Williams, S.J., Westphal, K.A., Jaffe, B., and Sallenger, A.H. Jr., 1992, Analysis of barrier shoreline change in Louisiana from 1853 to 1989, in Williams, S.J., Penland, S., and Sallenger, A.H., eds., Louisiana Barrier Island Erosion Study Atlas of Shoreline Changes in Louisiana from 1853 to 1989: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigation Series I-2150-A, p. 36-97.

Sallenger, A.H., Jr., List, J.H., Jaffe, B., Penland, S., and Williams, S.J., 1992, Regional coastal erosion research and beach preservation: proceedings of the 5th National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology, p. 115-134.

McBride, R.A., Groat, C., Penland, P.S., Williams, S.J., and Sallenger, A.H., 1992, Barrier island erosion accelerating: Coastwise, v. 3, n. 4, p. 1, 4-6.

Williams, S.J. and Cichon, HA., 1992, Publications of the Louisiana Barrier Island Erosion Study: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-337, 20 p.

Williams, S.J., Cichon, H.A., Westphal, K., and Ramsey, K., 1992, Representative publications from the Louisiana Barrier Island Erosion Study: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-530, 565 p.

Williams, S.J., 1992, Coastal erosion and wetland loss in Louisiana - Status of U.S. Geological Survey coastal research activities: Proceedings of the 54th Meeting of Coastal Engineering Research Board, p. 55-59.

Williams, S.J., ed., 1992, Abatement of wetland loss in Louisiana through diversions of Mississippi River water using siphons: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-274, 62 p.

Williams, S.J., ed, 1992, Louisiana Coastal Geographic Information System Network - Year Two Final Report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-424, 22 p.

Williams, S.J., Dodd, K., and Gohn, K.K., 1991, Coasts in Crisis, U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1075, 30 p. (2nd printing 1992, 3rd printing 1995). URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/c1075/.

McBride, R.A., Penland, S., Jaffe, B., Williams, S.J., Sallenger, A.H., Jr., and Westphal, K.A., 1991, Shoreline changes of the Isles Dernieres barrier island arc, Louisiana, from 1853 to 1989: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigation Series Map I-2186.

Williams, S.J. and Johnston, J., 1991, Louisiana wetland loss study, status report 3 of the joint USGS/FWS study, March 1991, 6 p.

Williams, S.J., Penland, S., Sallenger, A.H., Jr., McBride, R.A., and Kindinger, J.L., 1991, Geologic controls on the formation and evolution of Quaternary coastal deposits of the northern Gulf of Mexico, in N.C. Kraus, K.C. Gingrich, and D.L. Kriebel, eds., Coastal Sediments '91: American Society of Civil Engineers, v. 1, p. 1082-1095.

Williams, S.J., Penland, S., and Sallenger, A.H., Jr., 1991, Results of geologic processes studies of barrier island erosion and wetlands loss in coastal Louisiana, in Bolton, H. S. and Magoon, O.T., eds., Coastal Wetlands (Coastal Zone '91 symposium): American Society of Civil Engineers, p. 215-225.

Johnston, J.B., Watzin, M., and Williams, S.J., 1991, Louisiana Coastal Wetland Loss Study - an overview: Coastal Zone '91, the 7th Symposium on Coastal and Ocean Management, p. 20.

Penland, S., McBride, R.A., Williams, S.J., Boyd, R., and Suter, J.R., 1991, Effects of sea level rise on the Mississippi River delta plain, in N.C. Kraus, K.C. Gingrich, and D.L. Kriebel, eds., Coastal Sediments '91: American Society of Civil Engineers, v. 2, p. 1248-1264.

Kindinger, J.L., Penland, S., Williams. S.J., Brooks, G.R., Suter, J.R., and McBride, R.A., 1991, Late Quaternary geologic framework, north-central Gulf of Mexico, in N.C. Kraus, K.C. Gingrich, and D.L. Kriebel, eds., Coastal Sediments '91: American Society of Civil Engineers, v. 1, p. 1096-1110.

Kindinger, J.L., Penland, S., Williams, S.J., Suter, J.R., McBride, R.A., Brooks, G.R., and Locker, S., 1991, Nearshore Holocene stratigraphy, northern Gulf of Mexico - Integration of Regional Studies: Gulf Coast Section SEPM Twelfth Annual Research Conference, Program with Extended and Illustrated Abstracts, p. 96-102.

McBride, R.A., Hiland, M.W., Penland, S., Williams, S.J., Byrnes, M.R., Westphal, K.A., Jaffe, B.E., and Sallenger, A.H., Jr., 1991, Mapping barrier island changes in Louisiana: techniques, accuracy, and results, in N.C. Kraus, K.C. Gingrich, and D.L. Kriebel, eds., Coastal Sediments '91: American Society of Civil Engineers, v. 1, p. 1011-1026.

Brooks, G.R., Kindinger, J.L., Penland, S., Williams, S.J., Suter, J.R., and McBride, R.A., 1991, Recent geological development of the eastern Louisiana continental shelf: Gulf Coast Section SEPM Twelfth Annual Research Conference, p. 40-42.

Penland, S., McBride, R.A., Suter, J.R., Boyd, R., and Williams, S.J., 1991, Holocene development of shelf-phase Mississippi River delta plains: Gulf Coast Section SEPM Twelfth Annual Research Conference, p. 182-185.

Penland, S., Byrnes, M.R., Ramsey, K.E., McBride, R.A., and Williams, S.J., 1991, Aggregate mineral resource evaluation for the Louisiana continental shelf: Proceedings of the Annual Marine Technology Society Meeting.

Williams, S.J., ed., 1991, The Louisiana coastal geographic information system network (LCGISN): access to spatial data: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-622, 17 p.

Williams, S.J., 1990, Coastal processes affecting shore erosion and accretion along western Chesapeake Bay, USGS Field Trip Guide, 21 p.

Williams, S.J. and Sallenger, A.H., Jr., 1990, Loss of coastal wetlands in Louisiana - a cooperative research program to fill in the information gaps, in U.S. Geological Survey Yearbook Fiscal Year 1989, p. 48-52.

Williams, S.J. and Sallenger, A.H., Jr., 1990, Loss of coastal wetlands in Louisiana - cooperative research to assess the critical processes: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biological Report 90(18), p. 125 - 131.

Williams, S.J. and Sallenger, A.H., Jr., 1990, Loss of coastal wetlands in Louisiana: cooperative research to assess the critical processes, in Kiraly, S.J., Cross, F.A., and Buffington, J.D., eds., Federal Coastal Wetland Mapping Programs: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Biological Report 90(18), p. 139-144.

Watzin, M. and Williams, S.J., 1990, Louisiana wetland loss study, status report 2 of the joint USGS/FWS study, March 1990, 4 p.

Penland, S., Williams, S.J., and Ramsey, K., 1990, Coastal land loss: using barrier island techniques in Louisiana to protect estuarine environments: 22nd International Conference on Coastal Engineering, p. 279-280.

Penland, S., Roberts, H.H., Williams. S.J., Sallenger, A.H., Jr., Cahoon, D.R., Davis, D.W., and Groat, C.G., 1990, Coastal land loss in Louisiana: Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, v. 40, p. 685-699.

Penland, S., Suter, J.R., Ramsey, K., McBride, R.A., Williams, S.J., and Groat, C.G., 1990, Offshore sand resources for coastal erosion control in Louisiana: Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, v. 40, p. 721-731.

Penland, S., Mossa, J., McBride, R.A., Ramsey, K., Suter, J.R., Groat, C.G., and Williams, S.J., 1990, Offshore and onshore sediment resource delineation and usage for coastal erosion control in Louisiana - the Isles Dernieres and Plaquemines barrier systems, in Hunt, M.C., Doenges, S., and Stubbs, G.S., eds., Proceedings 2nd Symposium on Studies Related to Continental Margins - a Summary of Year Three and Year Four Activities, p. 74-86.

McBride, R.A., Penland, S., Jaffe, B.E., Williams, S.J., Sallenger, A.H., Jr., and Westphal, K., 1990, Shoreline changes and tidal inlet formation along Isles Dernieres, Louisiana: 1853 to 1988: Conference on tidal inlet and related sand bodies in Gallup, NM, May 1990.

Williams, S.J., 1989, Geomorphology and coastal processes along the Atlantic shoreline, Cape Henlopen, Delaware to Cape Charles, Virginia: guidebook chapter (T-219) for 28th International Geological Congress, 13 p.

Williams, S.J. and Sallenger, A.H., Jr., 1989, Overview and status of U.S. Geological Survey coastal projects in the Louisiana deltaic plain: Fifth Annual Workshop on Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems, 6 p.

Williams, S.J., Penland, S., and Circe, R.C., 1989, Distribution and textural characteristics of surficial sediments, Isles Dernieres to Ship Shoal region, Louisiana: Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, v. 39, p. 571-576.

Williams, S.J., Jaffe, B.E., Wertz, R.R., Jr., Holland, K.T., and Sallenger, A.H., Jr., 1989, Map showing precision bathymetry of the south-central Louisiana nearshore, Isles Dernieres and Ship Shoal region: U.S. Geological Open-File Report 89-150.

Sallenger, A.H., Jr., and Williams. S.J., 1989, Coastal geology program of the U.S. Geological Survey, in Ohio Geology Fall Newsletter, Ohio State Geological Survey, p. 6.

Sallenger, A.H., Jr., Penland, S., and Williams, S.J., 1989, Louisiana barrier island erosion study: further results: ASCE Coastal Zone '89 Conference.

Sallenger, A.H., Jr., Jaffe, B.E., and Williams. S.J., 1989, Erosion of Louisiana's coastal barriers, in U.S. Geological Survey Yearbook Fiscal Year 1988, p. 42-45.

Meisburger, E.P., Judge, C., and Williams, S.J., 1989, Physiographic and geological setting of the Coastal Engineering Research Center Field Research Facility: CERC Miscellaneous Report 89-9, 28 p.

Kindinger, J.L., Penland, S., Williams. S.J., and Suter, J.R., 1989, Inner shelf deposits of the Louisiana-Mississippi- Alabama region, Gulf of Mexico: Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, v. 39, p. 413-420.

McBride, R.A., Penland, S., Jaffe, B.E., Williams, S.J., Sallenger, A.H., Jr., and Westphal, K.A., 1989, Erosion and deterioration of the Isles Dernieres barrier island arc, Louisiana, USA: 1853 to 1988: Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, v. 39, p. 431-444.

Penland, S., Suter, J.R., McBride, R.A., Williams. S.J., Kindinger, J.L., and Boyd, R., 1989, Holocene sand shoals offshore of the Mississippi River delta plain: Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, v. 39, p. 471-480.

Penland, S., Suter, J.R., Sallenger, A.H., Jr., Williams, S.J., McBride, R.A., Westphal, K.E., Reimer, P.D., and Jaffe, B.E., 1989, Morphodynamic signature of the 1985 hurricane impacts on the northern Gulf of Mexico: ASCE Coastal Zone '89 Conference.

Toscano, M.A., Kerhin, R.T., York, L.L., Cronin, T.M., and Williams, S.J., 1989, Quaternary stratigraphy of the inner continental shelf of Maryland: Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Geological Survey, Report of Investigations No. 50, 119 p.

Williams, S.J. and Penland, S., 1988, Shallow geologic framework and hard mineral resource potential of the inner continental shelf - Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico regions: Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Gulf of Mexico Information Transfer Meeting, p. 91-96.

Suter, J.R., Penland, S., Williams, S.J., and Kindinger, J.L., 1988, Transgressive evolution of the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana: Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, v. 38, p. 315-322.

Circe, R.C., Wertz, R.R., Jr., Harrison, D.G., and Williams, S.J., 1988, Map showing distribution of sediments on the inner shelf off central Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-411.

Circe, R.C., Wertz, R.R., Jr., Harrison, D.G., and Williams, S.J., 1988, Surficial sediment isopleths of sand, silt and clay offshore the Isles Derrieres barrier islands, central Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations I-2004.

Williams, S.J. and Meisburger, E.P., 1987, Sand sources for the transgressive barrier coast of Long Island, N.Y., Evidence for landward transport of shelf sediments, in Kraus, N.C., ed., American Society of Civil Engineers, Coastal Sediments '87, p. 1517-1532.

Meisburger, E.P. and Williams. S.J., 1987, Late Quaternary stratigraphy and a geologic character of coastal and inner shelf sediments in northern North Carolina, in Kraus, N.C., ed., American Society of Civil Engineers, Coastal Sediments '87, p. 2141-2156.

Kerhin, R.T., and Williams, S.J., 1987, Surficial sediments and late Quaternary sedimentary framework of the Maryland inner continental shelf, in Kraus, N.C., ed., American Society of Civil Engineers, Coastal Sediments '87, p. 2126-2140.

Sallenger, A.H., Jr., Penland, S., Williams, S.J., and Suter, J.R., 1987, Louisiana barrier island erosion study, in Kraus, N.C., ed, American Society Civil Engineers, Coastal Sediments '87, p. 1503-1516.

Williams, S.J., 1987, Geologic framework and sand resources of Quaternary deposits offshore Virginia, Cape Henry to Virginia Beach: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 87-667, 64 p.

Williams, S.J., 1987, U.S. Geological Survey role in Great Lakes research, in Meadows, L.A., ed., Great Lakes Coastal Erosion Research Needs, Workshop Summary, University of Michigan, p. 47-48.

Williams, S.J., 1986, Sand and gravel deposits within the United States Exclusive Economic Zone: resource assessment and uses: 18th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, p. 377-386.

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