Awareness of the consequences of hazards and actions to be taken before, during, or after hazards occur or are encountered.
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: Alaska Coastal and Ocean Science [ More info] Overview of USGS research addressing a broad range of coastal and marine issues in Alaska.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Western Region: Santa Barbara Channel Coastal and Ocean Science [ More info] Overview of USGS research addressing a broad range of coastal and marine issues in the Santa Barbara Channel and vicinity, California.
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.
UCERF3: A new earthquake forecast for California's complex fault system [ More info] Explains how we estimate the probability of earthquakes in the state of California. The underlying scientific model was improved to account for factors that can affect the severity of earthquakes.
USGS Emergency Response Resources [ More info] Web sites, organizational units, databases, and services that USGS provides in response to a variety of emergencies.
USGS news and information on El Nino [ More info] Information sources on El Nino effects such as landslides, coastal hazards, floods. Includes links to maps and images.
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.
United States Geological Survey (USGS) natural hazards response [ More info] The primary goal of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Natural Hazards Response is to ensure that the disaster response community has access to timely, accurate, and relevant geospatial products, imagery, and services during and after an emergency event.
Using science to strengthen our Nation's resilience to tomorrow's challenges: understanding and preparing for coastal impacts [ More info] Specific steps that USGS is taking to gather scientific information that will help coastal communities prepare for changes, both sudden, like hurricanes, and gradual, like rising sea level.
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.
Water resources of Washington State - Flood hazards [ More info] Description of the Flood Hazards study project by Water Resources Program in Tacoma, Washington with links to other flood hazard projects.
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.
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