Awareness of the consequences of hazards and actions to be taken before, during, or after hazards occur or are encountered.
The landslide handbook -- A guide to understanding landslides [ More info] Basic information for homeowners, communities, emergency managers, and decisionmakers. Includes sections on landslide types, evaluation tools, and mitigation techniques.
U.S. Geological Survey disaster response and the International Charter for space and major disasters [ More info] How we support an international agreement designed to facilitate the use of remote sensing data for assisting when major disasters occur anywhere on earth.
Understanding risk and resilience to natural hazards [ More info] General approach taken by USGS to providing communities with the tools and information they need to prepare for natural hazards that may affect them.
Water resources of Virginia - floods [ More info] Brief description of project for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to prepare and modify Flood Insurance Rate Maps based on flood frequency analysis, ground surveys, and flood profiles in Virginia.
Wildland fire research [ More info] Thematic descriptions of research to meet the varied needs of the fire management community and to understand the role of fire in the landscape including fire management support, studies of postfire effects, and fire history and ecology.
A Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake in the Tacoma Fault Zone-A Plausible Scenario for the Southern Puget Sound Region, Washington [ More info] Scientific description of the likely effects of a significant earthquake on this densely populated area.
Advanced National Seismic System (seismic network) [ More info] A program of studies with instruments to provide accurate and timely data and information on seismic events, including their effects on buildings and structures, employing modern monitoring methods and technologies.
Airborne Volcanic Ash - A Global Threat to Aviation [ More info] Explains the problem, describes procedures used to cope with it, ways of monitoring and detecting hazardous conditions, and warning systems currently available to help mitigate the dangers.
Alaska volcanoes guidebook for teachers [ More info] The lessons and activities in this guidebook are meant to supplement and enhance existing science content already being taught to Alaskan students in grade levels 6-12.
Bear Spray Safety Program [ More info] Explains for USGS employees and volunteers how best to defend against bear attacks when conducting field studies.
Alphabetical Index of Topics
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