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In the News (Fri 21 Jun 19)

  Welcome to the USGS - U.S. Geological Survey
USGS scientists are drilling a mile-deep hole into the center of the Chesapeake Impact Crater, one of the largest in the world at more than 53 miles wide, to better understand the consequences of an enormous meteorite smashing into the Earth more than 35 million years ago.
USGS, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and NOAA are working together to use and interpret data gathered by 150 U.S. Doppler weather radars and other monitoring tools to advance conservation and management efforts.
Some of the oil residues on the rocks along the shoreline of western Prince William Sound did not come from the EXXON ® Valdez spill of 1989, but from oil that was spilled years earlier when the Alaska earthquake of 1964 ruptured storage tanks in the Port of Valdez.
www.usgs.gov   (486 words)

 U.S. Geological Survey, Volcano Hazards Program
According to a new USGS report on NVEWS, since 1980, 45 eruptions and 15 cases of notable volcanic unrest have occurred at 33 U.S. volcanoes.
Volcanic ash typically covers a much larger area and disrupts the lives of far more people than the other more lethal types of volcano hazards, but information about ash and what to do with it is not readily available.
This presentation uses data from several eruptive episodes of Mount St. Helens in the 1980's to show the way in which a series of eruptions were accurately predicted by USGS scientists as far as 3 weeks in advance.
volcanoes.usgs.gov   (464 words)

 Still Shaking After 25 Years . . .
USGS has developed and refined the national and regional Seismic Hazard Maps.
The current maps were developed in 1996; USGS scientists have been working with colleagues for the past year to revise and update the maps, which include a digital database of expected ground-shaking levels at more than 150,000 sites.
The USGS, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are the four primary NEHRP federal partners; FEMA has been designated the lead agency, with responsibility for planning and coordinating the Program.
www.usgs.gov /features/nehrp.html   (664 words)

 USGS Chesapeake Bay Activities Home Page
USGS scientists study the Atlantic Seaduck, a poorly understood group of North American waterfowl...
USGS releases new report on nitrogen in ground water in the Mid-Atlantic Region read more...
Congratulations to USGS scientist Steve Preston for garnering a Gold Medal at the EPA HQ National Awards Ceremony on April 27.
chesapeake.usgs.gov   (410 words)

 The following information was compiled by Mike Deacon of the USGS Water Resources Miami Subdistrict Office
Ask USGS: http://ask.usgs.gov For the general public, especially those seeking information products this may be the easiest site to use.
USGS Home Page: http://www.usgs.gov For those wanting more details (employment, strategic plans, and program information).
USGS Library: http://www.usgs.gov/library Search publications from the largest earth science library in the world.
www.evergladesvillage.net /usgsres.html   (572 words)

 WaterWatch -- Maps and graphs of current water resources conditions
Although the general appearance of the map changes very little from one hour to the next, individual sites may change rapidly in response to major rain events or to reservoir releases.
The map depicts streamflow conditions as computed at USGS gaging stations.
The colors represent real-time streamflow compared to percentiles of historical daily streamflow for the day of the year.
water.usgs.gov /waterwatch   (203 words)

 USGS Earthquake Hazards Program-FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
For further information, see the USGS General Interest Publication "Earthquakes".
A: A wide variety of maps are available from the USGS national mapping program in both paper and digital form.
USGS Privacy Statement | | Disclaimer | | FOIA | | Accessibility
earthquake.usgs.gov /faq/plates.html   (2147 words)

 Environmental Impact Analysis Data Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
USGS Hydro-Climatic Data Network (HCDN) Streamflow Data Set, an on-line version of a compact disk with streamflow, watershed characteristics, and station descriptions from 1874-1988.
USGS quantity and quality data for regions of the nation.
USGS EDC Global Land Information System (GLIS)is an interactive computer system developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for scientists seeking sources of information about the Earth's land surfaces on a regional, continental, and global scale.
water.usgs.gov /eap/env_data.html   (2299 words)

 USGS Earthquake Hazards Program-Northern California
USGS and other scientists conclude that there is a 62% probability of at least one magnitude 6.7 or greater quake, capable of causing widespread damage, striking the San Francisco Bay region before 2032.
The centennial of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake will mark a century of progress in understanding earthquake hazards and reducing risks.
Earthquakes in the news, special events and research developments of particular or topical interest.
quake.wr.usgs.gov   (242 words)

 NWHC: West Nile Virus Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In five years, WNV has swept from the New York City region in 1999 to almost all of the continental U.S., 7 Canadian provinces, and throughout Mexico and parts of the Caribbean by 2004.
To do that and better answer the remaining questions surrounding the disease, USGS scientists are collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to learn more about the ecology of WNV.
Collaborations between USGS, the CDC, and other agencies to study this disease have produced remarkable results in the five short years since its arrival in New York City, but less understood are the ways WNV is affecting wildlife populations, particularly wild birds, a major reservoir of the virus.
www.nwhc.usgs.gov /research/west_nile/west_nile.html   (392 words)

 USGS Store   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Find more information about the Business Partner Program, benefits of becoming an authorized retailer, or locate a dealer in your area by accessing the USGS Business Partner Website.
Please send comments and suggestions regarding the USGS Store website to Customer Service.
If you must be away from your computer, remember to save your shopping basket so you can return and place your order at a later time.
store.usgs.gov   (199 words)

 USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) EROS, Sioux Falls, SD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) EROS, Sioux Falls, SD Javascript is required for functionality.
NED is the result of the maturation of the USGS effort to provide 1:24,000-scale Digital Elevation Model (DEM) data for the conterminous US and 1:63,360-scale DEM data for Alaska.
The decision to provide SDTS DEMs through commercial vendors is consistent with the USGS goal of making more public domain data available at no charge while enabling the private sector to have a greater role in the distribution of USGS data.
edc.usgs.gov /geodata   (879 words)

 USGS Science Center for Coastal and Marine Geology Located in Woods Hole, MA
USGS Science Center for Coastal and Marine Geology Located in Woods Hole, MA The Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Geology Team is one of three marine teams that conduct research within the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program.
USGS earth scientists explore and study many aspects of the underwater areas between shorelines and the deep ocean, off the U.S. East Coast, the Gulf of Mexico, and in parts of the Caribbean and Great Lakes.
The first phase of acoustic mapping was completed by USGS Woods Hole Science Center staff during a 4-week effort in March and April.
woodshole.er.usgs.gov   (506 words)

 USGS Global Change Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Knowledge about changes to the Earth's surface and the underlying processes that induce them has enormous impact on how society responds to these changes and, ultimately, the cost of responding to change.
USGS Global Change Research activities strive to achieve a whole-system understanding of the interrelationships among earth surface processes, ecological systems, and human activities.
Activities of the program focus on documenting, analyzing, and modeling the character of past and present environments and the geological, biological, hydrological, and geochemical processes involved in environmental change so that future environmental changes and impacts can be anticipated.
geochange.er.usgs.gov   (179 words)

 USGS Center for Coastal & Watershed Studies: St. Petersburg/Tampa Florida Field Center
A USGS Research Facility in the Tampa Bay Area
The CCWS is one of three Florida locations that comprise the USGS Florida Integrated Science Center (FISC).
The Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies is a proud sponsor of the 2005 Sustainable Beaches Conference, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2005, St. Petersburg, Florida
coastal.er.usgs.gov   (183 words)

 USGS Education
Learn how the USGS and other organizations in the San Francisco Bay region are preparing to commemorate the 100th anniversary of one of our nation's greatest disasters.
The Learning Web is a showcase of selected USGS educational resources for K-12 teachers, students, explorers of all ages.
The USGS offers student employment and opportunities to volunteer in scientific research, in addition to employment and career development.
education.usgs.gov   (305 words)

 USGS Privacy Policy and Disclaimers
The information on these pages is provided to assist you in finding information that will help you understand the Privacy Act (Public Law 5 U.S.C. § 552a, as amended), as it relates to privacy policies of the U.S. Geological Survey, a bureau of the Department of the Interior.
Child Privacy - The USGS values the privacy and protection of children in the use of its Web sites.
For relevant USGS policy on information technology security, refer to the Survey Manual chapters entitled, “Control of the Registration and Deletion of Computer User Identifications (User ID's)” and “Automated Information Systems Security - General Requirements.”
www.usgs.gov /privacy.html   (1037 words)

 USGS Mineral Resources Program
USGS Announces Results of FY05 Mineral Research Grant Opportunity
Coal, oil, and gas resource investigations and assessments, are within the USGS Energy Resources Program.
Offshore marine sand and gravel research and assessments, are within the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program.
minerals.usgs.gov   (127 words)

 USGS ESIC: Ordering USGS Products
Search for and order USGS maps and other publications using the USGS Store.
Open-File Reports are used for the dissemination of information that must be released immediately to fill a public need or information that is not sufficiently refined to warrant publication in one of the other USGS series.
Most USGS CD-ROMs sell for $32.00 each and can be ordered from the digital products series in the USGS Store.
geography.usgs.gov /esic/to_order.html   (417 words)

 MCMC Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The work of MCMC supports planning and development activities, construction projects, scientific studies, resource management, and environmental monitoring activities, nationwide, at every level of government, academia, and the private sector.
MCMC evolved from an office of the USGS Topographic Division (now Geography) located on the campus of what was then the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy (now the University of Missouri-Rolla) in 1932.
It now shares a building in Rolla with an office of the USGS Water Resources of Missouri.
mcmcweb.er.usgs.gov   (377 words)

 GISuser.com GIS, GPS, LBS, CAD, mapping news, jobs, software, data, community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
many of these resources also have USGS DEM data available for free download which may come as a surprise to you as the USGS has indicated that these data are now only available from select commercial data providers where user registration may be required.
For frequent users of USGS data you need to get yourself a quad index map, quad database, or some other useful way to identify your area of interest.
DEM Status graphic - The USGS maintains a graphic representation of the status of all of their digital data holdings Status maps are online and available in either html or PDF format Please note that complete coverage of the conterminous US in either 10m or 30m resolution data is not available.
www.gisuser.com /content/view/607/28   (1635 words)

 The Energy Resources Program
The USGS has completed and made public a database that has over 65,000 records containing the chemical analysis of crude oil, natural gas and rock samples from thousands of locations worldwide
The USGS and DOE are continuing to work with industry partners to collect hydrate-related data from oil and gas wells drilled on the Alaska North Slope and the Mallik site in the Mackenzie delta of the Canadian Arctic,
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently completed a new assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources in the Central North Slope of Alaska.
energy.usgs.gov   (298 words)

 USGS Geography Information: Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The USGS conducts science for a changing world.
USGS Geography monitors the changes that occur on the land surface using remote sensing, studies the connections between people and those changes, and then provides individuals and society with information they can use to cope with the consequences of those changes.
Land changes can be very gradual or sudden.
mapping.usgs.gov   (181 words)

 USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) EROS, Sioux Falls, SD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) EROS, Sioux Falls, SD ***You have Scripting turned off in your browser**
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS), in cooperation with NASA, is pleased to announce the release of a new Systematic Terrain-Corrected (Level 1Gst) data product from the Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) Advanced Land Imager (ALI).
The new ALI product is available for $500 per scene, and may be searched and ordered through Earth Explorer or the USGS Global Visualization Viewer.
edc.usgs.gov   (306 words)

 Governmental Agencies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The individual country volumes are available from the USGS.
DMA's unclassified domestic and foreign topographic maps, gazetteers, and other publications are sold by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
USGS Node -- National Geospatial Data Clearinghouse (NSDI).
www.libs.uga.edu /maproom/ahtml/mchpcrf.html   (857 words)

 dlgv32 Pro Viewing Software   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The USGS is very pleased to announce the availability of dlgv32 Pro - a significantly enhanced and updated version of our original dlgv32 software.
The USGS has obtained from Global Mapper a license to freely distribute this limited-feature version.
Information about purchasing USGS data may be obtained by visiting the ASK USGS Web site.
mcmcweb.er.usgs.gov /drc/dlgv32pro   (306 words)

 Education at USGS Rocky Mountain Mapping Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Discover USGS educational resources for teaching about Lewis and Clark, who explored the Northwestern USA from 1803 to 1806.
Find out where the USGS is conducting exhibits and workshops on the wide variety of USGS products, tools, and services, and on geography, science, and technology (GIS, Remote Sensing, and GPS).
The mission of the U.S. Geological Survey's Education Program is to educate and inform data users in the use and application of USGS products and services.
rockyweb.cr.usgs.gov /public/outreach   (552 words)

 Free GIS Data - GIS Data Depot
USGS DEMs - The GeoCommunity was selected by the USGS as the first official distributor of SDTS format DEMs.
Using USGS DEMs in ArcView GIS - As GIS technology goes mainstream, we at the GeoCommunity have found a dramatic increase in the number of people downloading freely available data only to then be stumped when it comes to actually viewing or using the data.
Data that is particularly troublesome for users is USGS SDTS formatted data.
www.gisdatadepot.com   (848 words)

 Seamless Data Distribution System provides DOQQ, SRTM, NED, Orthoimagery, Landsat, elevation and much more for free ...
Digital Orthophoto Quadrangles Released for United States and Portions of Alaska (July 1, 2005) See Announcements, 1 Meter Orthoimagery product pages or 1 Meter Orthoimagery FAQs for more information.
USGS EROS is supporting first responders and emergency services working in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
In cooperation with FEMA, EROS is the clearinghouse for all aerial, satellite and ground information on areas struck by Katrina.
seamless.usgs.gov   (336 words)

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