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Real-time Data Information

Providing real-time or near real-time data and information on current conditions and earth observations.

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Earthquakes

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Landsat

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National Water Dashboard

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Volcanoes

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Landslides

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Geomagnetism

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Harmful Algal Blooms

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Wildland Fire

USGS Scientific Research Results

One of our primary functions is to provide quality scientific information to the public through our various products.

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Data

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Publications

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Web Tools

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Software

Maps

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Map Releases

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Topographic (Topo) Maps

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Volcanic Maps

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All USGS Maps

Videos and Imagery

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Audio

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Before and After Images

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Images

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Slideshows

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Stereograms

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Videos

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Webcams

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All Multimedia

Climate

Climate plays an important role in where plants, animals, and humans can thrive. As the global climate changes, it threatens the safety and well-being of our communities, our economy, and our natural heritage. The USGS investigates the causes and consequences of climate change and helps people create strategies to navigate this global crisis.

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Climate 101

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Climate Impacts on Plants and Animals

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Coasts Storms, and Sea-level Rise

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Droughts and Climate Change

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Greenhouse Gases and Carbon Storage

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From the Seafloor to Outer Space

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Predictive Wildfire Behavior Modeling

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Climate Science Champion Videos

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USGS Celebrating Earth Day Everyday

Science for a Changing World

We monitor, assess, and conduct targeted science research so that policy makers and the public have the understanding they need to enhance preparedness, response, and resilience.

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Mission Areas

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Programs

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Interior Regions

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Science Centers

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Observatories

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Laboratories

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Science Support Offices

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Locations

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Key Officials