Putting down roots in earthquake country: Your handbook for the San Francisco Bay region [ More info] If you live or work in the San Francisco Bay region, this handbook explains why you should be concerned with earthquakes, what you can expect during and after a quake, and what you need to do beforehand to be safe and reduce property damage.
Mapping, monitoring, and modeling Western Gateway Community landscape dynamics [ More info] Geospatial analysis of factors affecting communities that are adjacent to Federal lands, especially those lands subject to varying public interest and visitation.
California Groundwater Ambient Monitoring and Assessment (GAMA) Program Priority Basin Project--shallow aquifer assessment [ More info] Explains why we are assessing water quality in shallow aquifers, what we are measuring, and how the results will be reported both to well owners and to the public.
USGS National Map of Surficial Mineralogy [ More info] Maps of exposed surface mineral groups derived from automated spectral analysis of satellite and airborne imaging systems; these data suggest areas that may contain mineral deposits of various types.
The 3D Elevation Program: summary for California [ More info] Summarizes the expected value over the next decade of the 3D Elevation Program for this state
Birds of a feather [ More info] Explains how critical information about dispersal and gene flow in sage-grouse populations can be obtained from the DNA coded in the sage-grouse feathers collected at their communal breeding grounds, which are called "leks".
Geochemical and mineral maps from soils of the conterminous United States [ More info] Geochemical and mineralogical maps along with a histogram, boxplot, and empirical cumulative distribution function plot for each element or mineral whose data are provided in DS-801
ShakeAlert: an earthquake early warning system for the United States West Coast [ More info] Describes a demonstration system that could be developed to improve the time people have to prepare for the ground shaking that accompanies earthquakes in the Western US.
Progress toward a safer future since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake [ More info] Summarizes what we have learned since this serious earthquake and how we have improved our preparedness for events such as this.
Preliminary geologic map of the Santa Barbara coastal plain area, Santa Barbara County, California [ More info] A geologic map of the Santa Barbara coastal plain region in PDF format with data in GIS format (ArcInfo export, shapefile, and TIFF)
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