The Public Land Survey System (PLSS) [ More info] Explains the characteristics and history of this distinctive way of describing geographic position characteristic of the midwestern and western states of the US.
Land-cover change research at the U.S. Geological Survey-assessing our nation's dynamic land surface [ More info] Estimates of change in major types of land use and land cover from 1973 to 2000 should help model potential future change as climate, population, public policy, and technology change.
Regional assessments of the Nation's water quality--Improved understanding of stream nutrient sources through enhanced modeling capabilities [ More info] Studies of the sources, transport, and fate of nutrients in the streams of six major regions of the conterminous United States.
Floor of Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada [ More info] Postcard available for downloading and printing.
Sea floor off San Diego, California [ More info] Postcard available for downloading and printing.
South San Francisco Bay, California [ More info] Postcard available for downloading and printing.
Where's the San Andreas fault? A guidebook to tracing the fault on public lands in the San Francisco Bay region [ More info] A field trip guidebook published in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake (revised 2010).
Sand waves at the mouth of San Francisco Bay, California [ More info] Postcard available for downloading and printing.
Eruptions in the Cascade Range during the past 4,000 years [ More info] Chart showing 13 volcanoes on a map of Washington, Oregon, and northern California, along with time lines for each volcano showing the ages of their eruptions.
USGS Hydro-Climatic Data Network 2009 (HCDN?2009) [ More info] This updated subset of USGS streamgages for which the streamflow primarily reflects prevailing meteorological conditions for specified years, screened to exclude sites where human activity affects the natural flow of the watercourse.
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