The 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake and tsunamis--a modern perspective and enduring legacies [ More info] Summarizes what we learned about this historic earthquake and how our ability to monitor and respond to events of this type have changed, including our awareness of tsunami effects.
The 3D Elevation Program: summary for Alaska [ More info] Summarizes the expected value over the next decade of the 3D Elevation Program for this state
The Alaska Geochemical Database: v. 1.0 - Geologic Materials [ More info] Geochemical analyses of rocks, mineral separates, lake and stream sediment bulk samples, heavy-mineral concentrates, and soils collected by USGS in Alaska from 1962 through 2009.
The Yukon River Basin Active Layer Network: A cooperative project between the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council and the U.S. Geological Survey [ More info] Monitoring soil temperature, soil moisture, air temperature, and overall thickness of the soil and sediment that is above the permafrost, therefore undergoing freeze-thaw cycles. Climate change may affect this active layer; we want to know how it does.
Tintina gold province study, Alaska and Yukon Territory, 2002-2007 [ More info] New discoveries and modernized extraction methods prompted renewed interest in gold deposits in this part of central Alaska, prompting a variety of studies described here.
Transport of water, carbon, and sediment through the Yukon River basin [ More info] Summarizes a water-quality study of one of the last great uncontrolled rivers in the world, which supplies runoff, sediment, and nutrients to the eastern Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea.
Tsunami preparedness along the U.S. West Coast (video) [ More info] Guidelines for correct tsunami response and community preparedness from local emergency managers, first-responders, and leading experts on tsunami hazards and warnings.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Western Region Coastal and Ocean Science [ More info] Overview of USGS research addressing a broad range of coastal and marine issues in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Western Region Kasatochi Volcano Coastal and Ocean Science [ More info] Long-term studies to better understand the effects of the eruption and the role of volcanism in structuring ecosystems in the Aleutian Islands, a volcano-dominated region with high natural resource values.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Western Region: Alaska Coastal and Ocean Science [ More info] Overview of USGS research addressing a broad range of coastal and marine issues in Alaska.
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