Data Tools - Natural Hazards and Global Change
Check out the below data tools on natural hazards and global change!
What: Uses USGS, Forest Service, and BLM wildfire data to plot locations and trends in wildland fire
You'll Find: Dashboards that plot the fire locations and burn area groin back to the 1830s
Next you can: Students can download their own data sets and create their own species maps
Use for: Environmental sciences, fire risk, climate change, fire recovery, ecosystems health
Data Skills: Spatial data, scale, bar graphs, time series
What: The NCCV includes the historical (1950-2005) and future (2006-2099) climate and water balance projections derived from 20 downscaled CMIP5 climate models for the RCP4.5 and RCP8.5 emissions scenarios.
You'll Find: Interacting mapping web application displaying climate change projections for the conterminous US.
Next You Can: Students can view maps and explore the climate changes within the US.
Use for: Climate change
Data Skills: Data interpretation, mapping
What: A ShakeMap earthquake scenario is a predictive ShakeMap with an assumed magnitude and location, and, optionally, specified fault geometry.
You'll Find: A collection of nearly 800 ShakeMap earthquakes within the US.
Next You Can: Students can view predictive ShakeMaps.
Use for: Earthquakes, Natural Hazards
Data Skills: Reading and interpreting maps, making predictions based on ShakeMap
What: During large, short-term events, the USGS collects streamflow and additional data (including storm tide, wave height, high-water marks, and additional sensor deployments) to aid in documenting flood events.
You'll Find: Map-based access to downloadable event-based data.
Next You Can: Students can view flood event-based data via maps and filters.
Use for: Natural hazards, flooding
Data Skills: View and filter map data
What: A database of peer-reviewed literature available on how climate change has impacted and will continue to impact inland fishes worldwide.
You'll Find: A compilation of information on publications describing projected and documented examples of climate change impacts on inland fishes.
Next You Can: Students can view information on fish families, species, response types, and geographic locations.
Use for: Climate adaptation and management for inland fishes.
Data Skills: Database
What: A geonarrative that tells the story of the U.S. Geological Survey Benchmark Glacier Project, one of the longest running studies of glaciers on Earth.
You'll Find: Interactive maps and descriptive images that highlight glacier dynamics, the connection between climate and glaciers, and downstream impacts of glacier loss.
Next You Can: Students can explore this visual narrative that describes glacier dynamics.
Use for: Glaciers, climate change
Data Skills: Explore infographics, explore interactive maps, read data charts
What: Developed to capture how drought impacts ecosystems.
You'll Find: A geonarrative about drought, the goals of the Ecological Drought initiative, and resources for more information.
Next You Can: Students can explore a visual narrative on droughts as well as workshops and projects that the Ecological Drought initiative is working on.
Use for: Global change, drought
Data Skills: Read/view an interactive map
What: A geonarrative on coastal flooding
You'll Find: A visual narrative about coastal flooding with graphics, maps, and links to research initiatives.
Next You Can: Students can read about coastal flooding and CosMos (a tool that provides simulations of coastal flooding).
Use for: Natural hazards, flooding
Data Skills: View infographics and maps
What: A story map that introduces the value of our coasts and the threats they face with global change.
You'll Find: A visual narrative about coasts in the US.
Next You Can: Students can view infographics, maps, and data charts visualizing coastal lands in the US.
Use for: Environments, coasts
Data Skills: View infographics, maps, and data charts
What: A geonarrative summary of the USGS report that provides a broad perspective on California’s exposure to volcanic hazards.
You'll Find: A visual narrative, interactive maps, and infographics on California's volcanoes.
Next You Can: Students can view interactive maps and read summaries on California's volcanoes.
Use for: Natural hazards, volcanoes
Data Skills: View infographics and interactive maps
What: A web application that displays information in real-time and near-real-time for earthquakes around the world.
You'll Find: Lists and maps of earthquakes with various settings. Each earthquake on the list and map is a link to a webpage with all the detailed information and products for that event.
Next You Can: Students can view various real-time information on earthquakes in the U.S.
Use for: Natural hazards, earthquakes
Data Skills: View interactive map