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USGS emeritus geologist RobertFournier describes his career working on Yellowstone geysers and hydrothermal systems from the 1960's through 2014. Bob's work along with his USGS colleagues revealed the details of Yellowstone's explosive volcanic past and how its spectacular geysers and other hydrothermal features work.
USGS emeritus geologist Patrick Muffler describes his career working on Yellowstone geysers and hydrothermal systems from the 1960's through 2014. Patrick's work along with his USGS colleagues revealed the details of Yellowstone's explosive volcanic past and how its spectacular geysers and other hydrothermal features work.
USGS emeritus geologist Robert Christiansen describes his career working on Yellowstone geology from the 1960's through 2014. Bob's work along with his USGS colleagues revealed the details of Yellowstone's explosive volcanic past including mapping and dating of past super eruptions 2.1 million years ago, 1.3 million years ago and 640,000 years ago.
As one of the most populous countries in the world, India faces an energy crisis. Daily energy demands often exceed local production capacity. Solutions to this challenge may be found in the development of wind, solar, biomass, hydropower and nuclear energy. These sustainable sources of energy may gradually replace energy derived form hydrocarbons. Future energy resources...
Information on Recovery Act projects happening at Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery
This movie (at x2 speed) shows a small explosive event in the Halema'uma'u vent at 9:20am. The explosion was immediately preceded by a portion of the vent rim collapsing into the vent cavity. The brown plume rises rapidly from the vent, and in the full resolution video large particles can be seen ejected in front of the plume. In the video shown here, it is possible to see...
This movie shows lava within the Halema'uma'u vent cavity, at a depth of about 200 m below the vent rim. The lava surface, which is about 20 m wide, is extremely vigorous, with constant roiling and semi-continuous spattering. Spatter deposited on the walls around the lava surface creates a hot, unstable surface, which can be seen to disintegrate as large blocks break off...
Dedication ceremony for the construction of the new Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Visitor's Center by U.S. Fish and Wildife Director Same Hamilton, and refuge manage John Taylor.
Over the next 20 years, U.S. demand for energy is projected to increase substantially. Learn how USGS science is providing valuable information to help America find energy for the future.
Transcript available soon.
Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge Acting Manager Dennis Pritchard talks about the Recovery Act projects at the refuge located in New Mexico.
Whether you drink water from your tap, use electricity or canoe down your local river, chances are you benefit from USGS streamgage information. So what is a streamgage and what does it do for you? This CoreCast episode gives you the inside scoop on your silent superhero.
Transcript and captions available soon.
Every year, billions of tons of fine desert dust from the Saharan Desert are transported thousands of miles through the atmosphere to the Americas, Europe and the Near East. Living microorganisms and chemical contaminants such as pesticides and metals are carried along with the dust. What biological and chemical contaminants are hitchhiking with the dust and how might...
Video footage (B-roll) of Everglades National Park biologists hunting and capturing a Burmese Python in Florida.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) biologist Leanne Hanson narrates this video showing how the Raven-A small unmanned aircraft system, also called an sUAS or simply a drone, works in the field and what it “sees” from the air. In the first application of the Raven A system to a natural resource management need, the USGS and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are testing the Raven A...
This video shows the first kayakers paddling over the restored watershed in Saginaw County, MI. The Recovery Act supported the removal of Chesaning Dam; the project was completed in September 2009. The new low-slope rock ramp not only allows for kayaking, it will support habitat restoration efforts and allow the Village of Chesaning to hold its annual Showboat Festival,...
Building a fence in thickly vegetated upland canyonlands requires some specific design modifications, such as special ways of tying-off to standing trees without girdling and killing them.
Features of wildlife-friendly fence are shown, along with other design features required to attain BLM resource management objectives.
Nearly five miles of range fencing in the North Fork Owyhee Wilderness in Idaho was rebuilt to wildlife-friendly standards using ARRA funding. The specific challenges of building fence in Wilderness and in the rugged terrain of the area are illustrated, including the need to work without motorized equipment and hand-carrying materials to and from the fenceline.