Broad term for all science related to the study of the earth.
St. Louis Area Earthquake Hazards Mapping Project [ More info] Overview of USGS research focused on earthquake hazards of this specific area.
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 Earth's crust [ More info] Information on the Earth's crust with a contour map of the thickness plus links to a global crustal database, a global crustal model - CRUST 5.1, and regional crustal models.
The future of rare earth elements--will these high-tech industry elements continue in short supply? [ More info] Presentation describing uses of rare earth elements, why they are important, where they occur and are produced, and aspects of the economics of production and consumption with emphasis on sites that might be developed for production.
The great 1906 earthquake, 100 years later [ More info] Annotated list of resources about the great earthquake of 1906, which caused significant devastation in and around San Francisco, California, compiled for the 100th anniversary of the disaster.
The Hayward fault - Is it due for a repeat of the powerful 1868 earthquake? [ More info] Preparing for earthquakes along this important fault requires studying the history of its movement and its geology, as well as understanding how society has built the area around it.
The Parkfield Experiment - capturing what happens in an earthquake [ More info] Fact sheet describing plans for a San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD) by drilling into the fault to install instruments for long-term monitoring near the location of the magnitude 6 Parkfield earthquakes.
The principal rare earth elements deposits of the United States-A summary of domestic deposits and a global perspective [ More info] Explains the geologic setting in which these deposits are found, with information about production and the processes used to extract these valuable mineral resources.
The story of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory -- A remarkable first 100 years of tracking eruptions and earthquakes [ More info] History of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), established in 1912, including an overview of Hawaiian volcanic processes and USGS monitoring techniques.
This dynamic Earth: the story of plate tectonics [ More info] Online booklet giving an introduction to the concept of plate tectonics and complements the information on the map This Dynamic Planet published in 1994 by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Smithsonian Institution.
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