Science Center Objects

USGS collects, monitors, analyzes, and interprets scientific information about natural resource conditions. Our diverse expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multidisciplinary investigations and provide impartial scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers.

Below are links to various publicly available databases, models, and geospatial tools.



Video Transcript

Presents overview the National Hydrologic Model.

Steven Markstrom, U.S. Geological Survey

(Public domain.)


     Geospatial Tools


Soil & Sediments

Micro and Macro-invertebrates

BEST Large Rivers Monitoring Network (LRMN)

BEST Large Rivers Monitoring Network (LRMN)

(Public domain.)





  • Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity - interactive map of the burn severity and extent of large fires across the United States
  • Landfire -  geo-spatial layers (e.g. vegetation, fuel, disturbance, etc.), databases, and ecological models for the US and insular areas


Browse Image of 1890 Historical Topographic Map

Browse Image of 1890 historical topographic map for the Newburyport quadrangle, a digital map in the USGS Historical Topographic Map Collection

(Public domain.)









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