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Scientist inspecting permafrost
2016 (approx.)
USGS scientist Neal Pastick inspects a permafrost plot in North Slope of Alaska near Galbraith Lake.
Scientist laying cable in a field
2016 (approx.)
USGS scientist Burke Minsley and project partners from the U. Alaska Fairbanks lay ground cable to measure permafrost depth at Nome Creek site north of Fairbanks, Alaska.
2016 (approx.)
On the remote western coast of Australia lies a UNESCO World Heritage Site above and below the sea. Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey and University of Western Australia convened here at Ningaloo Reef and Jurabi Coastal Reserve to embark on the most extensive study EVER done into how coral reefs shape our coasts.
2016 (approx.)
This short clip is representative of a large amount of video footage of an adult female polar bear, equipped with a point of view camera, that is used by scientists to study polar bear behavior and feeding rates. Camera were attached to 10 animals in the southern Beaufort Sea over the course of several years, and stay on the animals for about 2 weeks until it is retrieved by scientists. No bears...
April 26, 2016
This video was recording as part of the Climate Change Science and Management Webinar Series, hosted by the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and the FWS National Conservation Training Center. Webinar Speaker: Noelani Puniwai, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Webinar Summary: Seascapes symbolize both the physical dimensions of ocean and coastal areas, as well as the meanings...
A USGS scientist skis in to Dead Horse Point on Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier NP.
2016 (approx.)
A USGS scientist skis in to Dead Horse Point on Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier NP.
Avalanche forecasters ski out to investigate the crown of a large wet slab avalanche in Haystack Creek drainage. This drainage i
2016 (approx.)
Avalanche forecasters ski out to investigate the crown of a large wet slab avalanche in Haystack Creek drainage. This drainage is one of the largest avalanche paths affecting the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park.
Black-throated gray warbler
2016 (approx.)
Black-throated gray warbler at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest in Oregon.
Varied thrush
2016 (approx.)
Varied thrush at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest in Oregon.
Old growth forest
2016 (approx.)
Old growth forest at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest in Oregon, old growth forests have bigger trees and a more complex understory.
Hermit warbler
2016 (approx.)
Black-throated green warbler at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest in Oregon.
February 18, 2016
USGS scientist shoots a repeat photograph of Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park to illustrate glacial recession due to impacts of climate change.
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Green USGS Logo
May 10, 2016

The U.S. Geological Survey is celebrating the success of three distinguished researchers who are recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This award is the highest recognition granted by the United States government to scientists and engineers in the early stages of their research careers.

The use of irrigation water in California fields like this can be monitored by Landsat satellites.
April 29, 2016

As droughts rage and aquifers dwindle, people may wonder: Is there enough water to meet all our needs?  Landsat satellites are helping to answer that question.

Image shows a flood of water surrounded by mountains and ice.
April 27, 2016

Think glaciers are always slow? Think again!