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video thumbnail: EARTH SCIENCE CAREERS: NOT JUST ROCKS EARTH SCIENCE CAREERS: NOT JUST ROCKS
EARTH SCIENCE CAREERS: NOT JUST ROCKS
EARTH SCIENCE CAREERS: NOT JUST ROCKS

This video provides an overview of several Earth Science career fields within the U.S. Geological Survey. After watching this program, viewers will have an understanding of the types of work experiences, environments, expertise, and education a typical USGS employee may have.

This video provides an overview of several Earth Science career fields within the U.S. Geological Survey. After watching this program, viewers will have an understanding of the types of work experiences, environments, expertise, and education a typical USGS employee may have.

NASA EOS TERRA Satellite Launch NASA EROS Tape 2
NASA EOS TERRA Satellite Launch NASA EROS Tape 2
NASA EOS TERRA Satellite Launch NASA EROS Tape 2

A 1999 video on the NASA EOS TERRA Satellite Launch NASA/EROS - Part 2
 

1997 NSLRSDA 14 minutes
1997 NSLRSDA 14 minutes
1997 NSLRSDA 14 minutes

A 1997 presentation on the National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive, led by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center 
 

A 1997 presentation on the National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive, led by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center 
 

1994 EROS Addition Construction
1994 EROS Addition Construction
1994 EROS Addition Construction

A 1994 video on the construction of a building addition at the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center.
 

A 1994 video on the construction of a building addition at the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center.
 

Northridge, CA Earthquake Open File Report 94-179-I

Raw silent video footage of the damage from the Northridge, CA earthquake that occurred on 1/17/94.

Raw silent video footage of the damage from the Northridge, CA earthquake that occurred on 1/17/94.

Northridge, CA Earthquake Open File Report 94-179-I

Raw silent video footage of the damage from the Northridge, CA earthquake that occurred on 1/17/94.

Raw silent video footage of the damage from the Northridge, CA earthquake that occurred on 1/17/94.

Flash Floods: USGS Against the Water
Flash Floods: USGS Against the Water
Flash Floods: USGS Against the Water

A glimpse at the often dangerous task USGS employees make every year to obtain stream flow measurements from flood events.

A glimpse at the often dangerous task USGS employees make every year to obtain stream flow measurements from flood events.

1992 December Don Lauer First All Hands
1992 December Don Lauer First All Hands
1992 December Don Lauer First All Hands

The first all hands at EROS, led by Dr. Donald Lauer in 1992
 

1987 GIS Spatial Analysis Tools Short
1987 GIS Spatial Analysis Tools Short
1987 GIS Spatial Analysis Tools Short

A 1987 video from the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center on geospatial analysis tools - short version

A 1987 video from the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center on geospatial analysis tools - short version

Mauna Loa Lava Flow, April 2, 1984
Mauna Loa Lava Flow, April 2, 1984
Mauna Loa Lava Flow, April 2, 1984

A USGS scientist walks along a lava flow from the April 2, 1984 Mauna Loa eruption. The scientist stops to observe a standing wave of lava at the end. The lava flow is moving at 64 km/hr (40 mph) towards Hilo, Hawai'i. 
 

A USGS scientist walks along a lava flow from the April 2, 1984 Mauna Loa eruption. The scientist stops to observe a standing wave of lava at the end. The lava flow is moving at 64 km/hr (40 mph) towards Hilo, Hawai'i. 
 

1981 Handling Original Film Instructional Video
1981 Handling Original Film Instructional Video
1981 Handling Original Film Instructional Video

A 1981 video on film handing from the USGS EROS Center.
 

Mount St. Helens in eruption, May 18, 1980
Mount St. Helens in eruption, May 18, 1980
Mount St. Helens in eruption, May 18, 1980

Mount St. Helens erupted catastrophically on May 18, 1980 beginning at 8:32 a.m. USGS geologist Don Swanson photographed and filmed the eruption from about 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., documenting the rising ash column and ground-hugging pyroclastic density currents.

Mount St. Helens erupted catastrophically on May 18, 1980 beginning at 8:32 a.m. USGS geologist Don Swanson photographed and filmed the eruption from about 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., documenting the rising ash column and ground-hugging pyroclastic density currents.

video thumbnail: Mount St. Helens 1980 Ash Cloud as Seen From Space Mount St. Helens 1980 Ash Cloud as Seen From Space
Mount St. Helens 1980 Ash Cloud as Seen From Space
Mount St. Helens 1980 Ash Cloud as Seen From Space

Eruptive activity at Mount St. Helens captured the world’s attention on May 18, 1980 when the largest historical landslide on Earth and a powerful explosion reshaped the volcano. A volcanic ash cloud spread across the US in 3 days, and encircled the Earth in 15 days.

Eruptive activity at Mount St. Helens captured the world’s attention on May 18, 1980 when the largest historical landslide on Earth and a powerful explosion reshaped the volcano. A volcanic ash cloud spread across the US in 3 days, and encircled the Earth in 15 days.

Old time video title screen reads "The Survey of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in Arizona" 1923 Survey of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in Arizona
1923 Survey of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in Arizona
1923 Survey of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in Arizona

The survey of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in Arizona. This survey, perhaps the most difficult ever undertaken by government engineers, was made to show the possibilities for development of power. Every feasible dam site was surveyed and the flow of all tributary streams was measured.

The survey of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in Arizona. This survey, perhaps the most difficult ever undertaken by government engineers, was made to show the possibilities for development of power. Every feasible dam site was surveyed and the flow of all tributary streams was measured.