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A photo of pilots planning flight paths
May 20, 2020

USGS UAS pilots plan a flight near

USGS and Department of Interior UAS pilots plan a flight near Canyonland, Utah. 

A photo of a USGS collecting biocrust data
May 20, 2020

Collecting Biocrust Cover Data

Collecting biocrust cover data to train and verify the UAS image classifications.

Carousel image of the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
July 16, 2019

Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

Panoramic views of tidal marsh at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge under an overcast sky.

Anne Wein wins award
June 6, 2019

Anne Wein receives 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. The HayWired Scenario is a 4-year scientific analysis to anticipate the potential impacts of a 7.0

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A photo of USGS visiting an abandoned well pad
May 22, 2019

Abandoned Well Pad

USGS scientists visiting an old abandoned well pad site.

April 18, 2018

HayWired Scenario - Movie

The HayWired earthquake scenario, led by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), anticipates the impacts of a hypothetical magnitude-7.0 earthquake on the Hayward Fault. The fault is along the east side of California’s San Francisco Bay and is among the most active and dangerous in the United States, because it runs through a densely urbanized and interconnected region. 

Photo of Staten Island in the Sacramento Delta
January 25, 2018

Staten Island, Sacramento Delta, CA.

Staten Island in the Sacramento Delta, CA.

aerial image
December 31, 2017

AVIRIS image of Rush Ranch, Suisun Marsh, CA

AVIRIS image of Rush Ranch, Suisun Marsh, CA

Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, CA
May 2, 2017

Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, CA

Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, CA

Scientists field verifying rice field in Thailand
December 31, 2016

Rice fields in Na Yai Am District, Chanthaburi Province, Thailand

USGS Research Geographer Dr. Prasad Thenkabail and field assistant Sam Chaiya record the location and growth stage of a large rice paddy with a tablet in Na Yai Am District, Chanthaburi Province, Thailand.

Kings Canyon view
December 31, 2016

Kings Canyon landscape

Grass/shrub landscape with mountains in background. Taken as part of the Land-cover Trends Project field verification process.

Carousel image of soil crust
May 11, 2016

Soil Crust

Carousel image of soil crust