Maps of Energy Occurrence

Science Center Objects

The primary objective of this task is to produce digital maps coal-bearing areas and related energy sources and materials of the U.S., and internationally. The approach for creating GIS representations of energy sources of the U.S. and the world is to use existing geologic GIS data where possible, supplemented by data on location, rank and age from published maps and reports. Each GIS database will be augmented with analytical data from existing databases, such as COALQUAL (U.S.) and WoCQI (international), and other available coal databases, published reports, and newly acquired samples supplied by industry and State geological survey cooperators. The International Coal Quality Database (ICHEM) will also be used, where appropriate. Together, these data sources provide the foundation for new and unique GIS-based products.

Trippi, M.H., Ruppert, L.F., Hower, J.C., and Eble, E.F., 2018, U.S. metallurgical coal occurrence, chemistry, history of mining, and geographic information system (GIS) data: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report.

Trippi, M.H. and Ruppert, L.F., 2018, White Paper: Korean Peninsula coal occurrence map; 2 pgs.

Trippi, M.H., Ruppert, L.F., Eble, C.F., and Hower, J.C., 2015, A new map of metallurgical coal of the United States with new geochemical, rheological, and petrographic data [abs.]: Abstracts of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Organic Petrology, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia, September 20-27, 2015, ISSN 1060-7250. (Presenter)