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Date published: September 3, 1998

USGS Scientists Provide Hurricane Earl Information

Even as Hurricane Earl played cat and mouse with the Gulf Coast states this week, U.S. Geological Survey scientists were marshaling an Emergency Response Team to serve the public and document the storm’s effects.

Date published: September 2, 1998

How Much Coastal Damage Do Hurricanes Cause?

Ever wonder how scientists map and measure the effects of major storms, like Hurricane Bonnie, along the coast? Now you can see how it’s done and talk to the people who do it.

Date published: September 2, 1998

Tracking Beach Sand in North Carolina

As the Labor Day weekend approaches, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey are heading for the beach. They are not packing the usual lounge chairs, cooler, and snorkel masks; their beach gear will include sidescan sonar equipment, a data acquisition system, sampler, and a navigation system. 

Date published: September 1, 1998

Federal Agencies Join Forces to Measure Bonnie’s Impact to NC Beaches

Properly assessing the impact of a hurricane is an enormous task. NASA, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are combining efforts to provide public officials with the tools they need to accurately determine coastal change.

Date published: August 31, 1998

Russian Federation and USGS... Cooperating for Safe Airline Travel

The Aleutian Islands of Alaska and the Kamchatka Peninsula of the Russian Far East are often thought of as desolate windswept outposts along the northern Pacific rim, yet this is a heavily traveled region.

Attribution: Region 11: Alaska
Date published: August 31, 1998

Science Benefits from USGS - Russian Collaboration

From the modern laboratories of Moscow to the smoking volcanoes of the Russian Far East, USGS scientists work in cooperation with scientists from the Russian Federation’s lead science agencies. And our partnership is not restricted to Russian territory: Russian and USGS scientists are working on projects within the U.S. as well. 

Date published: August 31, 1998

Strengthening the USGS - Russian Federation Partnership

Twelve seismic stations that record earthquakes have been modernized to state-of-the-art status and will be officially added to the Russian National Seismographic Network, and a number of other seismic stations will be updated throughout the vast territory of the Russian Federation under the same agreement signed by U.S. Geological Survey Acting Director Tom Casadevall with cooperators in Russia a

Date published: August 28, 1998

Alaskan Glaciers Yield Massive Floods

Torrents of meltwater are unleashed suddenly from the margins of the great moving sheets of snow and ice, known as glaciers. In Alaska, these pulses of activity, called "outburst floods," are usually caused by the failure of ice dams that restrain the meltwater of glacial margin lakes.

Attribution: Region 11: Alaska
Date published: August 28, 1998

USGS Programs and Products Enhance Outdoor Recreation

National Hunting and Fishing Day will be celebrated on September 26, 1998, in recognition of the millions of Americans who hunt, fish, bird, photograph, or simply watch and enjoy our country’s rich wildlife and natural resources.

Date published: August 27, 1998

USGS Storm Response — Hurricane Bonnie’s Effect on the Delmarva Pennisula

Four U.S. Geological Survey crews will be in the field on Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore to collect water-quality samples at 16 stream sites in the Pocomoke, Wicomico, Manokin, and Transquaking River basins.

Date published: August 27, 1998

USGS Mobilizes Coastal Storm Response Team Feds coordinate efforts for data collection, safety, & science

The USGS, armed with a new coastal storm response plan, has whirled into action over the past two days to prepare itself for the critical task of gathering data about Hurricane Bonnie’s assault on the East Coast.

Date published: August 26, 1998

USGS Reports Geomagnetic Storm In Progress

At about 3:00 am EST on Wednesday August 26, plasma from a solar eruption impacted the Earth’s magnetic field causing a sudden storm commencement (ssc) and the possible beginning of a significant geomagnetic storm.