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Date published: July 18, 1997

More Than 700,000 Aerial Photos Available Through Internet

The public can now search and order images from the world’s largest inventory of recent aerial photographs covering the United States through a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) site on the World Wide Web.

Date published: July 16, 1997

USGS Simplifies Notification System For Geologic Unrest in Long Valley Caldera

Experience over the last several years with the current system for describing the level of geologic unrest, such as earthquake swarms, ground deformation and gas emissions in the Long Valley caldera of eastern California, has shown it to be awkward and susceptible to misinterpretation by both the news media and the public.

Date published: July 15, 1997

Planet place names in the U.S. ... Mars May Be Just Around The Corner

Can’t find a travel agent booking flights to Mars? Try exploring one of the 478 planet places right here in the United States.

Date published: July 8, 1997

Potomac River Flow Well Above Average In June

Potomac River flow near Washington, D.C., was well above normal in June at 7.3 billion gallons per day (bgd), one and one-half times the normal flow for this time of year, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: July 8, 1997

Digging for Earthquake Clues On The Hayward Fault

A team of Bay Area earthquake scientists will be looking for more than old golf balls when they open an exploratory trench on the second fairway of the Mira Vista golf course in El Cerrito, this week. Golf course officials have rerouted the sedonc hole in order to give the geologists a 10-day window for the study.

Date published: July 2, 1997

Web Workshop Accessible To All

Take the work out of workshop as you attend this one from the comfort of your home or office. and a click of the mouse get you into the web workshop on "The Impacts of Climate and Land Use Change in the Southwestern U.S."

Date published: June 24, 1997

Seismic Survey In Puget Sound Seeks Info On Hidden Faults

Faults which scientists say are capable of generating earthquakes of magnitude 7.0 or larger in the Pacific Northwest, will come under close scrutiny this week, as the U.S. Geological Survey continues a project to learn more about faults that lie beneath the Puget Sound lowlands.

Date published: June 24, 1997

MEDIA ADVISORY: Briefing, Photo Op on board the RV Robert Gray

On Friday, June 27, at 9 a.m. at the Chinook Landing Marina, along the Hylebos Waterway in north Tacoma, reporters can experience a U.S. Geological Survey research project that is currently underway in the Puget sound between Olympia and Whidby Island.

Date published: June 20, 1997

USGS Asks for Public’s Help With Deformed Frog Research

U.S. and Canadian residents are being asked to help in the scientific investigation of deformed frogs, toads, and salamanders. Citizens are encouraged to report sightings of both normal and malformed amphibians that are encountered during hiking, fishing, or other outdoor related activities.

Date published: June 16, 1997

Low-Level Aircraft Part Of USGS Earthquake Hazards Research

Residents of the Puget Sound area should not be alarmed when they see a small airplane flying low, back and forth over their communities during the next few weeks, according to scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: June 9, 1997

Antarctica Visits Colorado for the Summer

The 1996/97 austral summer season marked the beginning of the newest deep ice core drilling project sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Office of Polar Programs.

Date published: June 6, 1997

Huntsville, Ala., Firm to Make Digital Maps for USGS

As part of a continuing expanded partnership with private industry, the U.S. Geological Survey has contracted with Atlantic Technologies, Ltd., of Huntsville, Ala., to produce special images of aerial photographs called digital orthophoto quadrangles.