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  United States Geological Survey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a scientific agency of the United States government.
The scientists of the USGS study the landscape of the United States, its natural resources, and the natural hazards that threaten it.
A bureau of the United States Department of the Interior, it is that department's sole scientific agency.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Geological_Survey   (648 words)

  
 Maps of the United States - Online Brochure
State capitals and major cities, roads and railroads, rivers and lakes, and national parks and monuments.
It was produced in 1784 and was the first map of the United States produced by an American cartographer.
Historical maps of the United States can be found in collections of the Library of Congress and of the National Archives.
erg.usgs.gov /isb/pubs/booklets/mapsofus/mapsofus.html   (1240 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Geological Survey, United States (U.S. Government) - Encyclopedia
Geological Survey, United States, bureau organized in 1879 under the Dept. of the Interior to unify and centralize the work already undertaken by separate surveys under Clarence King, F. Hayden, George W. Wheeler, and J. Powell.
In 1962 the bureau was authorized to conduct surveys outside the public domain.
The Geological Survey is also responsible for directing the National Geologic Mapping Program, using the most sophisticated of cartographic equipment for researching and compiling data.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/G/Geologic.html   (201 words)

  
 Geological Survey, United States on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, UNITED STATES [Geological Survey, United States] bureau organized in 1879 under the Dept. of the Interior to unify and centralize the work already undertaken by separate surveys under Clarence King, F. Hayden, George W. Wheeler, and J. Powell.
This US Geological Survey(USGS) handout image obtained 15 December, 2005 shows steam venting from the dome in the crater of the Mount St. Helen's volcano in Washington state on 11 December.
This photograph providec by the US Geological Survey shows a plume of ash rising from Augustine Volcano 12 January 2006 on a desolate island in Cook Inlet, which lies about 288 kilometers (180 miles) southwest of Anchorage, Alaska.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/G/Geologic.asp   (864 words)

  
 USGS Topographic Maps Home Page
The National Mapping Program of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is the descendent of the Corps of Topographical Engineers, formed in 1838 to map the western lands of the then conterminous United States.
The USGS took over responsibility for mapping the country in 1879 and has been the primary civilian mapping agency of the United States ever since.
This is the only uniform map series that covers the entire area of the United States in considerable detail.
topomaps.usgs.gov   (200 words)

  
 Board on Geographic Names (BGN)
The United Nations stated that the, "best method to achieve international standardization is through strong programs of national standardization." Numerous nations established policies relevant to the toponymic (the study of names) issues in their respective countries.
In partnership with Federal, State, and local agencies, the Board provides a conduit through which uniform geographic name usage is applied and current names data is promulgated.
For geographic feature names policies applying to the United States, or to the use of foreign geographic names, Antarctica names, and undersea feature names by the United States, see the respective items in the main menu on the left.
geonames.usgs.gov   (482 words)

  
 U.S. Geological Survey, Volcano Hazards Program
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is adopting a common system nationwide for characterizing the level of unrest and eruptive activity at volcanoes.
A National Volcano Early Warning System (NVEWS) is being formulated by the Consortium of U.S. Volcano Observatories (CUSVO) to establish a proactive, fully integrated, national-scale monitoring effort that ensures the most threatening volcanoes in the United States are properly monitored in advance of the onset of unrest and at levels commensurate with the threats posed.
Recognizing that there are potentially dangerous volcanoes within the United States and its Territories that have inadequate or no ground-based monitoring, the USGS Volcano Hazards Program, with CUSVO, is preparing a plan for a National Volcano Early Warning System (NVEWS).
volcanoes.usgs.gov /index.html   (1237 words)

  
 United States Geological Survey TRIGA Reactor Services
In some cases the distribution of U can be used as a proxy to suggest the residence of other trace elements of environmental concern such as radium, or arsenic.
This is the science that deals with measuring past time and assigns events to their proper dates based on geologic data.
Ar date, that is, the sample's geologic age.
geology.cr.usgs.gov /facilities/gstr   (1594 words)

  
 USGS Learning Web :: Lesson Plans
This unit aims at helping teachers to sort and organize the most important ideas in this rich scientific area.
The project focuses on the interaction between people and the environment in three regions on the United States: Cape Cod, Los Angeles, and the Everglades.
In Geologic Age, students (grade 7-12) investigate radioactivity as a tool for measuring geologic time and how geologists use this information to determine the absolute age of rocks or minerals.
interactive2.usgs.gov /learningweb/teachers/lesson_plans.htm   (390 words)

  
 National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program — NCGMP
Geologic mapping data from all of North America is presented via the National Geologic Map Database and a common set of geologic map standards is being developed by the NCGMP in cooperation with the North American Geologic Map Data Model Steering Committee.
About Geologic Maps and Mapping — How geologic maps are made, what they are used for, and their importance in the history of the USGS.
Geologic Mapping Activities — Information about current and past geologic mapping and related efforts throughout the United States.
ncgmp.usgs.gov   (292 words)

  
 National Atlas home page
The people and places of the United States are here.
To date, the National Atlas of the United States has focused its resources on providing you with information about America.
A census count in 1980 identified close to 227 million residents of the United States.
www.nationalatlas.gov   (613 words)

  
 United States Geological Survey at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a U.S. government agency that studies and monitors the geology of lands in the United States.
Founded on March 3, 1879, it is a research organization with no regulatory responsibility.
It is an agency of the United States Department of the Interior and has 10,000 employees.
www.wiki.tatet.com /United_States_Geological_Survey.html   (101 words)

  
 West Nile Virus Map
In 2001, human infection with WNV occurred in 10 states with 66 cases and 9 deaths.
In 2002, WNV activity has spread to most eastern and mid-western states, with 113 cases and 5 deaths as of August 8.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, state wildlife agencies, and state and local health and vector control agencies to track the occurrence of West Nile virus (WNV).
westnilemaps.usgs.gov /2002   (883 words)

  
 United States Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-21 : Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This website is a reproduction of the US Geological Survey's Digital Data Series 21, a four CD-ROM set released in the early 1990's.
Like most projects completed by the Federal Government, all content is in the Public Domain.
This site is not affiliated with the United States Geological Survey.
gliff.org /usgs   (325 words)

  
 USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) EROS, Sioux Falls, SD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) EROS, Sioux Falls, SD USGS Home
The service allows one to determine seasonal patterns, determine data rich areas as well as data gap locations.
In response to the USGS initiative to make more Landsat data readily available, the USGS is pleased to announce that Orthorectified Landsat data is now available for free download from the Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) at http://glovis.usgs.gov and Earth Explorer at http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov.
mapping.usgs.gov   (554 words)

  
 USGS Store   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
To locate a dealer in your area access the USGS Business Partner Website.
Currently only customers in the United States may submit orders electronically.
Please use this product catalog to identify products and download the International Order Form (.pdf) to fax or mail in your order.
store.usgs.gov   (174 words)

  
 Welcome to the USGS - U.S. Geological Survey
The U.S. Geological Survey, branch of Astrogeology - a chronology of activities from conception through the end of Project Apollo (1960-1973)
The USGS collects, analyzes, and disseminates data on current production and consumption of about 100 mineral-based commodities and raw materials, such as steel, for the United States and about 180 other countries.
This new publication focuses on concepts associated with disease emergence in wildlife, the general importance of wildlife as sentinels for disease emergence, and critical issues regarding wildlife as sources for diseases transmissible between humans and animals.
www.usgs.gov   (472 words)

  
 USGS Washington Water Science Center USGS Home Page
The USGS operates the most extensive satellite network of stream-gaging stations in the state, many of which form the backbone of flood-warning systems.
Flooding is the natural hazard of most concern in Washington and affect lives in the State every winter and spring.
In the State of Washington, the production, distribution, and purchasing of hydroelectric power have a profound effect on the management of water resources.
wa.water.usgs.gov   (322 words)

  
 Water Science for Schools (USGS): All about water!
We offer information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge.
The USGS Water Resources of the United States provides water information that benefits the Nation's citizens.
Publications, data, maps, and State information are available.
ga.water.usgs.gov /edu   (111 words)

  
 USGS Mineral Resources Program
Historical Statistics for Mineral Commodities in the United States
Studies by the U.S. Geological Survey in Alaska, 2004
Some of the documents on this website are in PDF format.
minerals.usgs.gov   (187 words)

  
 U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1050   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A history of the relation of geology during the first 110 years of the U.S. Geological Survey to the development of public-land, Federal-science, and mapping policies and the development of mineral resources in the United States
U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Contact ask@usgs.gov for general questions concerning the USGS or the earth sciences
pubs.usgs.gov /circ/c1050   (76 words)

  
 The Energy Resources Program
NEW >> Assessment of Undiscovered Petroleum Resources of Northern Afghanistan, 2006: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) cooperated with the Afghanistan Ministry of Mines and Industry to assess the undiscovered petroleum resources of Afghanistan.
On August 17-18, 2005, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Geological Survey hosted a workshop in Anchorage, Alaska with the primary goal of developing an improved understanding of the energy resource potential of gas hydrates in northern Alaska and identifying the various scenarios for achieving that goal.
New Estimates of Undiscovered Oil and Natural Gas, Natural Gas Liquids, including Reserve Growth, Outside the United States [USGS World Petroleum Assessment 2000] (supersedes FS-070-00) [New as of 07-28-03]: Factsheet
energy.usgs.gov   (429 words)

  
 USGS Education
The U.S. Geological Survey provides scientific information intended to help educate the public about natural resources, natural hazards, geospatial data, and issues that affect our quality of life.
This page has information about societies and state and federal government organizations involved in the Earth Sciences.
The Mendenhall Program provides an opportunity for postdoctoral fellows to conduct concentrated research in association with selected members of the USGS professional staff.
www.usgs.gov /education   (364 words)

  
 United States Geological Survey
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Groat to Continue as USGS Director.(Charles Groat, United States.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/history/A0820528.html   (243 words)

  
 Find in a Library: Bulletin - United States Geological Survey.
Find in a Library: Bulletin - United States Geological Survey.
To find this item in a library, enter a postal code, state, province, or country in the field above.
WorldCat is provided by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. on behalf of its member libraries.
www.worldcatlibraries.org /wcpa/ow/043edaf110ac05ce.html   (45 words)

  
 USGS - Arsenic in ground water of the United States
USGS - Arsenic in ground water of the United States
Arsenic in ground water of the United States
Several state agencies contributed data to these maps, including:
water.usgs.gov /nawqa/trace/arsenic   (238 words)

  
 Butterflies of North America
Checklists of all species reported in a particular county (U.S.) or state (northern Mexico)
Who to contact to verify new county records in your state
Distribution of the butterflies (Papilionoidea and Hesperioides) of the eastern United States.
www.npwrc.usgs.gov /resource/distr/lepid/bflyusa/bflyusa.htm   (480 words)

  
 USGS Earthquake Hazards Program: Earthquake Facts and Statistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
However, the number of large earthquakes (magnitude 6.0 and greater) have stayed relatively constant.
Located by the US Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center
Red values indicate the earthquakes occurred in Alaska.
neic.usgs.gov /neis/eqlists/eqstats.html   (168 words)

  
 USGS New Jersey Water Science Center
29July2004 - Due to software upgrades, updates to real-time data for the state of New Jersey may be interrupted for the next 24-48 hours.
The U.S. Geological Survey is the Nation's largest earth- and life-science agency and has the principal responsibility within the Federal government for providing hydrologic information and appraising the Nation's water resources.
The USGS New Jersey Water Science Center collects basic hydrologic data and makes interpretive investigations of New Jersey's water resources.
nj.usgs.gov /index.html   (229 words)

  
 United States Geological Survey Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Welcome to the U. Geological Survey, a bureau of the
USGS is the Nation's largest earth-science research and information agency.
U.S. Geological Survey, MS804 National Center, Reston, VA 22092, USA
urban.arch.virginia.edu /~km6e/tech_pres/usgs.html   (38 words)

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