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Chinook Salmon Use of Eelgrass Habitats Skagit River Delta Washington
The degree to which eelgrass on river deltas provides critical habitat for estuarine fishes, especially out‐migrating juvenile salmon, is an important scientific and management issue that bears on efforts to conserve and restore both eelgrass and fish.
USGS Wildland Fire Science: an Overview
This is a Story Map that provides a broad overview of the research performed at USGS that is relevant to the field of wildland fire science.
Global Island Explorer
The Global Island Explorer has 340,691 global island polygons grouped into four size classes: continental mainlands, big islands, small islands, and very small islands. Each polygon was derived from a new 30m resolution Global Shoreline Vector (GSV) dataset that was created by interpreting coastal shorelines from 2014 satellite imagery in Google Earth Engine.
Clarksburg, Maryland Story Map
Story Map: Land cover change in Clarksburg, Maryland between 2004 (left) and 2012 (right)
Landsat ARD Tile Conversion Tool
The Landsat Analysis Ready Data (ARD) Tile Conversion Tool converts a single Landsat WRS-2 path/row or latitude/longitude coordinates into the corresponding Landsat ARD tile, displays it on the map, and lists them below the map.
State Geological Survey Preservation Projects - 2015
In 2015, the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) sponsored data and collection preservation projects conducted by state geological surveys. Descriptions of state preservation projects, including access to preserved collections via state geological survey websites and the NGGDPP National Digital Catalog, is provided.
USGS Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units: 2017 Year In Review
In September 1960, the 86th Congress passed Public Law 86-686 to facilitate cooperation between the Federal government, colleges and universities, the States, and private organizations for Cooperative Unit Programs of research and education relating to fish and wildlife, and for other purposes. The Cooperative Research Units originated in the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the mid 1930s
The HayWired Scenario: An Urban Earthquake in a Connected World - A Geonarrative
What might it be like the next time the Hayward Fault has a large earthquake? A geonarrative and related imagery examines a hypothetical earthquake, the magnitude 7.0 HayWired earthquake scenario.
Great Lakes Mercury Sources Revealed
A new "fingerprinting" tool, developed by USGS and collaborators at University of Wisconsin-Madison, can now indicate sources of mercury.
Nutrient Pollution in the Mississippi River Watershed Story Map
The USGS is working with partners to address nutrient pollution in the Mississippi Watershed. To learn more about this issue, and how the USGS is addressing nuterient monitoring and modeling, check out the StoryMap.
Mineral Deposits of the Midcontinent Rift System
USGS interactive Story Map describing the Mineral Deposits of the Midcontinent Rift System.