Science Snippets

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Status graphic of The National Map Corps volunteer contributions covering the US and Puerto Rico since August 2012. Each dot
September 22, 2016

Results of the Pennsylvania and New York Law Enforcement Mapping Challenges Released

A gas plume arising from Augustine Volcano during it's eruptive phase 2005-06.
September 20, 2016

Are rates of sea level rise increasing faster along the West or the East Coast of the United States?

Image shows a diagram of a subduction zone
September 12, 2016

It’s not flirting for submarines, but this week’s EarthWord does feature the ocean...

Photograph of the United States at Night
September 12, 2016

New strides have been made toward quantifying how geomagnetic storms can interfere with the nation’s electric-power grid systems.  

A multicolored lidar image of the Great Sand Dunes
September 5, 2016

It’s not a radar for liars, it’s this week’s Earthword...

A gas plume arising from Augustine Volcano during it's eruptive phase 2005-06.
August 30, 2016

How much of the Nation is susceptible to sinkholes (i.e., underlain by rock that dissolves easily)?

Image shows the Colorado River cutting through the Grand Canyon
August 29, 2016

It’s not just teens that like to rebel; sometimes it’s rock layers like this EarthWord!

Image shows a satellite image of California with a wildfire shown in red
August 26, 2016

Landsat 8 shows the progression of one of the biggest wildfire in California yet this year...

Image shows gray ash covering cars and a house
August 22, 2016

Look! In the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane! Wait, run, it’s this week’s EarthWord!

Image shows flooded houses and vehicles
August 19, 2016

Wonder what Backwater Flooding is? We've got your answer here...