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Our Western Geographic Science Center (WGSC) priority is to continue the important work of the Department of the Interior and the USGS, while also maintaining the health and safety of our employees and the community.  Based on guidance from the White House, the CDC, and state and local authorities, we are shifting our operations to a virtual mode and have minimal staffing within our offices. If you need additional assistance, please contact Susan Benjamin, sbenjamin@usgs.gov.

Anne Wein Wins Bay Area Metro Award!

Anne Wein Wins Bay Area Metro Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Anne Wein, Operations Research Analyst at WGSC, who received a 2019 Bay Area Metro Award for her work as lead researcher for the HayWired earthquake scenario!

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Remote Sensing and Dryland Management

Remote Sensing and Dryland Management

With the use of remote sensing and spatial analysis, WGSC scientists study dryland vegetation and soils to determine disturbances and help manage recovery.

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News

Date published: June 7, 2019

Anne Wein Wins Prestigious 2019 Bay Area Metro Award

Congratulations to Dr. Anne Wein, Operations Research Analyst at WGSC, who received a 2019 Bay Area Metro Award from the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for her work as lead researcher for the HayWired earthquake scenario. 

Date published: December 7, 2018

WGSC Scientists tour a restoration project

Laura Norman's Aridland Water Harvesting Study helps lead a tour of a restoration and monitoring project at the Boy Scouts of America, Heard Scout Pueblo (HSP) in Phoenix, Arizona.

Date published: November 21, 2018

The GFSAD30 project accomplished their goal!

The global croplands mapping project has succesfully mapped croplands across the entire planet in order to understand the security of food world wide. Below are many press anouncments and interviews with the project leader Prasad Thenkabail.

Publications

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Year Published: 2020

Mapping perceived social values to support a respondent-defined restoration economy: Case study in southeastern Arizona, USA

Investment in conservation and ecological restoration depends on various socioeconomic factors and the social license for these activities. Our study demonstrates a method for targeting management of ecosystem services based on social values, identified by respondents through a collection of social survey data. We applied the Social Values for...

Lysaght, Oliver; Sherrouse, Ben C.; Semmens, Darius J.; Bagstad, Kenneth J.; Pritzlaff, Richard; Petrakis, Roy; Norman, Laura M.; Lysaght, Oliver; Sherrouse, Ben C.; Semmens, Darius J.; Bagstad, Kenneth J.; Pritzlaff, Richard
Attribution: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, California Water Science Center, Water Resources, Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, South Atlantic Water Science Center (SAWSC), Water Resources, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Earthquake Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Fisheries Program, Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Central Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, United States of America, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, National Wildlife Health Center, Ecosystems, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Water Resources, Columbia Environmental Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Climate Adaptation Science Centers, Land Resources, Climate Adaptation Science Centers, California Water Science Center, Water Resources, Core Science Systems, National Geospatial Program, National Geospatial Technical Operations Center, Core Science Systems, National Geospatial Program, National Geospatial Technical Operations Center, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Community for Data Integration (CDI), Science Analytics and Synthesis (SAS), United States of America, Utah Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Washington Water Science Center, Water Resources, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Central Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, Science and Decisions Center, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Utah Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, Water, New Jersey Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, New Jersey, United States of America, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Water Resources, Washington Water Science Center, Water Resources, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Earthquake Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, National Geospatial Program, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Central Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center, Water Resources, Florence Bascom Geoscience Center, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Fisheries Program, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, New York, United States of America, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Utah Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Nebraska Water Science Center, Water Resources, New England Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Dakota Water Science Center, Central Midwest Water Science Center, Eastern Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center, Water Resources, Mineral Resources Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, New England Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Water, New Mexico Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Utah, Switzerland, Colorado Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, Ecosystems, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, California Water Science Center, Water Resources, New York Water Science Center, Water Resources, Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Alaska Science Center, Region 11: Alaska, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK), Ecosystems, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Fisheries Program, Office of Science Quality and Integrity, Alaska Science Center, Region 11: Alaska, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK), Ecosystems, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Ecosystems, United States of America, Water, New Jersey Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, New Jersey, United States of America, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, United States of America, Water, Colorado Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Colorado, United States of America, Ecosystems, Volcano Hazards Program Office, Region 11: Alaska, United States of America, Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, Ecosystems, Ecosystems, Volcano Hazards Program Office, Region 11: Alaska, United States of America, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Fisheries Program, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center, Washington Water Science Center, Water Resources, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, National Wildlife Health Center, Ecosystems, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center, Environmental Health, Kansas Water Science Center, Water Resources, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Fisheries Program, Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, National Wildlife Health Center, Ecosystems, Water, New Mexico Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, New Mexico, United States of America, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, National Wildlife Health Center, Ecosystems, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, United States of America, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Fisheries Program, Volcano Hazards Program Office, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Water Resources, Geology, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Washington, United States of America, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Landslide Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Ecuador, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Landslide Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, Water, New Jersey Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, New Jersey, United States of America, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), Ecosystems, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, New England Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Ecosystems, Earthquake Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Fisheries Program, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Central Midwest Water Science Center, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Water Resources, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Water Resources, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Earthquake Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, New York Water Science Center, Water Resources, California Water Science Center, Water Resources, Utah Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Volcano Hazards Program Office, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, National Wildlife Health Center, Ecosystems, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Pacific Islands Water Science Center, Water Resources, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Natural Hazards, Volcano Hazards Program Office, Water Resources, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK), Ecosystems, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Leetown Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), Ecosystems, Natural Hazards, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Utah, United States of America, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Water, Colorado Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center, Volcano Hazards Program Office, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Water, Pennsylvania Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, Earth Mapping Resources Initiative (Earth MRI), Region 11: Alaska, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Climate Adaptation Science Centers, Land Resources, Climate Adaptation Science Centers, Dakota Water Science Center, Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center, Land Resources, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Region 11: Alaska, Alaska, United States of America, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Cooperative Research Units, Nebraska Water Science Center, Water Resources, Water, New Mexico Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, New Mexico, United States of America, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Region 11: Alaska, United States of America, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Dakota Water Science Center, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Central Midwest Water Science Center, Water, Pennsylvania Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, Central Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, California, United States of America, Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Volcano Hazards Program Office, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, National Wildlife Health Center, Ecosystems, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Landslide Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Washington Water Science Center, Water Resources, Columbia Environmental Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Water, Colorado Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Colorado, United States of America, Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Water Resources, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), United States of America, Central Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK), Ecosystems, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, California Water Science Center, Water Resources, United States of America, Volcano Hazards Program Office, United States of America, South Atlantic Water Science Center (SAWSC), Water Resources, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Texas Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 6: Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas-Gulf, United States of America, Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, Ecosystems, Central Midwest Water Science Center, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, United States of America, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), Ecosystems, United States of America, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, United States of America, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center, United States of America, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, United States of America, Water, Pennsylvania Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, United States of America, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Volcano Hazards Program Office, Volcano Hazards Program Office, Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Florence Bascom Geoscience Center, California Water Science Center, Water Resources, California Water Science Center, Water Resources, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, California, United States of America, California Water Science Center, Water Resources, California Water Science Center, Water Resources, Western Geographic Science Center

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Implementation of a surface water extent model in Cambodia using cloud-based remote sensing

Mapping surface water over time provides the spatially explicit information essential for hydroclimatic research focused on droughts and flooding. Hazard risk assessments and water management planning also rely on accurate, long-term measurements describing hydrologic fluctuations. Stream gages are a common measurement tool used to better...

Soulard, Christopher E.; Walker, Jessica J.; Petrakis, Roy E.
Attribution: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center, Water Resources, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Water Resources, Florence Bascom Geoscience Center, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Volcano Hazards Program Office, Indonesia, International Programs, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, New York Water Science Center, Water Resources, New York Water Science Center, Water Resources, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, California Water Science Center, Water Resources, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, California, United States of America, Astrogeology Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, United States of America, Land Change Monitoring, Assessment and Projection, Water, New Jersey Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, United States of America, Central Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Oregon Water Science Center, Water Resources, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, South Atlantic Water Science Center (SAWSC), Water Resources, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Central Midwest Water Science Center, Water Resources, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Water, Pennsylvania Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Alaska Science Center, Region 11: Alaska, United States of America, Dakota Water Science Center, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), Ecosystems, Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Water Science Center, Water Resources, Water, Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Puerto Rico, United States of America, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, Leetown Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Volcano Hazards Program Office, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, Central Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, New England Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Water, New Jersey Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Virginia, United States of America, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Natural Hazards, Natural Hazards, Volcano Hazards Program Office, Hawaii, United States of America, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, National Geospatial Program, Texas Water Science Center, Water Resources, United States of America, Water, New England Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, United Arab Emirates, International Programs, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, United States of America, Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, United States of America, California Water Science Center, Water Resources, Land Change Science Program, Earthquake Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), Ecosystems, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), Ecosystems, Water Resources, Leetown Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, United States of America, South Atlantic Water Science Center (SAWSC), Water Resources, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Water Science Center, Water Resources, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, Ecosystems, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, Ecosystems, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), Ecosystems, Arizona Water Science Center, Water Resources, Water Resources, Water Resources, Water Resources, Water Resources, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Fisheries Program, Oregon Water Science Center, Water Resources, Oregon Water Science Center, Water Resources, Water, Nevada Water Science Center, Water Resources, United States of America, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Fisheries Program, Colorado Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, Arizona Water Science Center, Water Resources, Arizona Water Science Center, Water Resources, United States of America, Tribal Relations, Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Arizona Water Science Center, Water Resources, Arizona Water Science Center, Water Resources, Arizona Water Science Center, Water Resources, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Water Resources, Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Texas Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 6: Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas-Gulf, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Oklahoma Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 6: Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas-Gulf, Volcano Hazards Program Office, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Pennsylvania Water Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Pennsylvania, United States of America, National Wildlife Health Center, Ecosystems, Nebraska Water Science Center, Water Resources, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, United States of America, Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Water Science Center, Water Resources, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Fisheries Program, Volcano Hazards Program Office, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, California Water Science Center, Water Resources, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Fisheries Program, Science and Decisions Center, Florence Bascom Geoscience Center, Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center, Land Resources, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Western Geographic Science Center

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Year Published: 2020

Evaluating social vulnerability indicators: Criteria and their application to the Social Vulnerability Index

As a concept, social vulnerability describes combinations of social, cultural, economic, political, and institutional processes that shape socioeconomic differentials in the experience of and recovery from hazards. Quantitative measures of social vulnerability are widely used in research and practice. In this paper, we establish criteria for the...

Spielman, Seth; Tuccillo, Joseph; Folch, David; Schweikert, Amy; Davies, Rebecca; Wood, Nathan J.; Tate, Eric
Attribution: Water, Colorado Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, Water Resources, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), Ecosystems, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, National Minerals Information Center, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Water Resources, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Water, New Mexico Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, New Mexico, United States of America, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK), Ecosystems, United States of America, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Fisheries Program, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, California Water Science Center, Water Resources, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), Ecosystems, Dakota Water Science Center, New England Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, United States of America, Land Change Monitoring, Assessment and Projection, Leetown Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Water, Utah Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, New Mexico, United States of America, Washington Water Science Center, Water Resources, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Water, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Pennsylvania, Climate Adaptation Science Centers, Climate Adaptation Science Centers, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center, Land Resources, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, National Geospatial Program, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Water Resources, Water, Pennsylvania Water Science Center, Ecosystems, United States of America, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, National Wildlife Health Center, Ecosystems, Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Water Resources, Cooperative Research Units, Cooperative Research Units, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Leetown Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Florence Bascom Geoscience Center, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Central Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Wildlife Program, South Atlantic Water Science Center (SAWSC), Water Resources, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Central Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Water, Colorado Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Utah, United States of America, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Florence Bascom Geoscience Center, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Columbia Environmental Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center, Water Resources, Columbia Environmental Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, National Minerals Information Center, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Water, Pennsylvania Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Pennsylvania, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Volcano Hazards Program Office, Leetown Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Fisheries Program, Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, United States of America, Oceans, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Oregon Water Science Center, Water Resources, Water Resources, Water, Colorado Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, New Mexico, United States of America, Nebraska Water Science Center, Water Resources, Central Midwest Water Science Center, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, New York Water Science Center, Water Resources, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, United States of America, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Florence Bascom Geoscience Center, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Water, Pennsylvania Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Central Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, Water, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center, Kentucky, United States of America, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Columbia Environmental Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Columbia Environmental Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Alaska Science Center, Region 11: Alaska, Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, United States of America, Pennsylvania Water Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, United States of America, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, United States of America, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Florence Bascom Geoscience Center, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Fisheries Program, Core Science Systems, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Alaska Science Center, Region 11: Alaska, Pacific Islands Water Science Center, Water Resources, Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, Ecosystems, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Water, Texas Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 6: Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas-Gulf, Pennsylvania, United States of America, New England Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, New York Water Science Center, Water Resources, Earthquake Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, New Jersey Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Alaska Science Center, Region 11: Alaska, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Puerto Rico, United States of America, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Global Seismographic Network, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, China, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Landslide Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Colorado, United States of America, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, California Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Energy, Central Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, Water Resources, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Water Resources, Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center, Land Resources, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, Region 11: Alaska, United States of America, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, Ecosystems, Water, Colorado Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Colorado, United States of America, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, Ecosystems, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Oregon Water Science Center, Water Resources, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, California, United States of America, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, California, United States of America, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Volcano Hazards Program Office, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Central Midwest Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center, Water Resources, Energy Resources Program, United States of America, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, California Water Science Center, Water Resources, Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Texas Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 6: Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas-Gulf, Water, New Mexico Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, New Mexico, United States of America, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK), Ecosystems, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, California Water Science Center, Water Resources, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK), Ecosystems, Water, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, Colorado, United States of America, California Water Science Center, Water Resources, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Water, South Atlantic Water Science Center (SAWSC), Water Resources, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Pennsylvania, United States of America, Southwest Biological Science Center, Water Resources, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, United States of America, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, Ecosystems, United States of America, Dakota Water Science Center, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Fisheries Program, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Landslide Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, California, United States of America, New Mexico Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Switzerland, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, Ecosystems, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, Ecosystems, Volcano Hazards Program Office, Columbia Environmental Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Leetown Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, United States of America, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, California Water Science Center, Water Resources, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, California, United States of America, Biology and Ecosystems, Chesapeake Bay Activities, Water Resources, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Western Geographic Science Center