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Date published: December 13, 2001

Melting Glaciers to Methane Gasses

Nearly 300 scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey will present papers and posters describing their earth-science research, during the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, December 10 – 14. 

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Date published: December 13, 2001

The Spirit of the Season Seen in the General Grant Sequoia, the Nation’s Living Christmas Tree

There is science and there is spirit. Sometimes the two twine at apt times. So it is that, in the spirit of an ancient, but ageless Santa Claus, the General Grant Tree-- officially designated in 1926 as the Nation’s Christmas tree by President Calvin Coolidge -- just keeps getting younger.

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Date published: December 11, 2001

Is Salty Groundwater in South Florida's Future?

Using a time-tested technique in a new way, scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have been able to determine how quickly marine groundwater has encroached into South Florida?s inland fresh water aquifers. Charles Holmes will explain the technique and findings at the AGU Annual 2001 Fall Meeting, scheduled for Dec. 10-14 in San Francisco, CA.

Date published: December 11, 2001

Is Salty Groundwater in South Florida’s Future?

Using a time-tested technique in a new way, scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have been able to determine how quickly marine groundwater has encroached into South Florida?s inland fresh water aquifers.

Date published: December 10, 2001

Vanishing Glaciers at San Francisco Meeting

Of Alaska’s several-thousand valley glaciers, including nearly 700 that are named, fewer than 20 are advancing, according to a major study that U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientist Bruce F. Molnia will present at the American Geophysical Union Annual 2001 Fall Meeting, scheduled for Dec. 10-14 in San Francisco, CA.

Attribution: Region 11: Alaska
Date published: December 10, 2001

Everything But the Carbon Sink

 

We know that global atmospheric CO2 concentrations are increasing and we are reasonably confident in our estimates of the sources. But CO2 source and sink estimates do not balance with the known atmospheric concentrations. 

Date published: December 10, 2001

Vanishing Glaciers at San Francisco Meeting

Of Alaska’s several-thousand valley glaciers, including nearly 700 that are named, fewer than 20 are advancing, according to a major study that U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientist Bruce F. Molnia will present at the American Geophysical Union Annual 2001 Fall Meeting, scheduled for Dec. 10-14 in San Francisco, CA.

Attribution: Region 11: Alaska
Date published: December 10, 2001

Everything But the Carbon Sink

We know that global atmospheric CO2 concentrations are increasing and we are reasonably confident in our estimates of the sources.

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Date published: December 6, 2001

Free Maps For Wraps Continues At USGS

They really do "give a wrap" at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park. In fact they are giving away outdated topographical maps that can be used for holiday gift wrap, just for visiting the agency’s map sales outlet at 345 Middlefield Road in Menlo Park, between now and December 22.

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Date published: December 6, 2001

Free Maps For Wraps Continues At USGS

They really do "give a wrap" at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park. In fact they are giving away outdated topographical maps that can be used for holiday gift wrap, just for visiting the agency’s map sales outlet at 345 Middlefield Road in Menlo Park, between now and December 22.

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Date published: December 4, 2001

USGS To Close Spokane Map Sales Office

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Earth Science Information Center (ESIC), commonly known as the map sales office, located in the U.S. Post Office Building at 904 West Riverside Ave., in Spokane, Wash., will officially close on Friday, December 28, 2001.

Date published: December 4, 2001

USGS To Close Spokane Map Sales Office

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Earth Science Information Center (ESIC), commonly known as the map sales office, located in the U.S. Post Office Building at 904 West Riverside Ave., in Spokane, Wash., will officially close on Friday, December 28, 2001.