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Date Published: October 3, 2018
Status: Completed

PDS Management Council Meeting 2018

The next face-to-face (F2F) PDS Management Council Meeting will be held Wednesday August 29th - Thursday August 30th, 2018. A separate small workshop on Tuesday the 28th will be supported by the Data Dictionary Working Group (DDWG) for the Local Data Dictionary (LDD) stewards. The F2F meeting will be on Wednesday-Thursday, August 29-30, 2018 at the Doubletree by...

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Date Published: October 1, 2018
Status: Completed

PDS Management Council Meeting 2016

The next PDS Management Council Meeting will be held Tuesday June 7th - Wednesday June 8th, 2016. All sessions will be held in Little America Hotel - Flagstaff located at 2515 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86004. The opening session will begin on Tuesday, June 7th at 8:30 a.m. in the Ponderosa room. For more information please refer to the hotels website at: ...

USGS
Date Published: October 1, 2018
Status: Active

NASA Planetary Cartography Planning

This page provides information on the history of planetary cartography research and program planning for NASA. This has been a community-based effort driven by the need to develop and maintain a cartographic capability in support of NASA missions of space exploration. To comment or add to this page please contact Brent Archinal (barchinal@...

USGS
Date Published: October 1, 2018
Status: Completed

Planetary Spatial Infrastructure LPSC 2016

Planetary Spatial Infrastructure: At the Intersection Of GIScience and Planetary Science

Wednesday March 23rd 2016, 1:30 PM Waterway Ballroom 4

Chairs: 

  • Samuel Lawrence
  • Daniella DellaGiustina
USGS
Date Published: October 1, 2018
Status: Active

LPSC 2013 Town Hall on Planetary Mapping and Cartography

What is planetary mapping? When do you need to do planetary mapping? How is planetary mapping accomplished? Why is planetary mapping important to you? Planetary mapping is literally foundational to planetary science and exploration. This town hall meeting is intended to present to the general planetary community the need to take planetary and lunar data and turn it into useful...

USGS
Date Published: October 1, 2018
Status: Active

NASA/USGS Planetary Geologic Mapping Program

The Astrogeology Team at USGS provides coordination of NASA's planetary geologic mapping program. Geologic mapping investigations of any imaged planetary body (except Earth) are proposed to NASA's Planetary Geology and Geophysics Program on an annual basis (generally due sometime between late April and early June) and then...

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Date Published: October 1, 2018
Status: Active

ISPRS

ISPRS is an international NGO devoted to the development of international cooperations for the advancement of knowlege, research, development and education in the Protogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (P&RS&SIS), their integration and application, to contribute to the well bieng of hunanity and sustainability of the environment.

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Date Published: October 1, 2018
Status: Active

IAU - WGCCRE

The IAU Working Group on Cartographic Coordinates and Rotational Elements (WGCCRE) has been given the responsibility by the International Astronomical Union to define the rotational elements of the planets, satellites, asteroids, and comets of the solar system on a systematic basis and to relate their cartographic coordinates rigorously to the rotational elements.

In...

USGS
Date Published: October 1, 2018
Status: Active

Mars Ice Consortium

The Mars Ice Consortium is a joint project between the USGS Astrogeology Research Program (Flagstaff, AZ) and the Arizona State University Mars Space Flight Facilty (Tempe, AZ) to bring together a single resource for the exploration of martian ices. Much of this research is done at the USGS Flagstaff Science Center.

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Date Published: October 1, 2018
Status: Active

Planetary Data Workshop

 Planetary Data: Workshops for Users and Software Developers 

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Date Published: September 28, 2018
Status: Active

PDS IMG Annex

The PDS Cartography and Imaging Sciences Node (“Imaging” or IMG) Annex is a data portal designed to support the public delivery of NASA-funded geospatial data products derived from PDS image data. Examples of geospatial derived products are cartographic and thematic maps of moons and planets, local and regional geologic feature maps, topographic and perspective views of...

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Date Published: September 26, 2018
Status: Active

Meteor Crater Drill Cores

While inventorying the drill cuttings from Meteor Crater, we identified 31 boxes of drill core from the crater. Unfortunately, there was little or no documentation for these cores and we initially did not know the drill hole locations or any of the ancillary details. With the assistance of Dr. David Kring, we eventually determined the origin of all of the drill cores. We found...

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Science Datasets
/data-tools/current-alerts-us-volcanoes

Current Alerts for U.S. Volcanoes

Ash-rich plume rises out of Halemaʻumaʻu Crater, Kilauea Volcano Hawaiʻi
March 4, 2016

Volcano-alert notifications are produced by Volcano Observatory scientists based on analysis of data from monitoring networks, direct observations, and satellite sensors. They are issued for both increasing and decreasing volcanic activity and include text about the nature of the unrest or eruption and about potential or current hazards and likely outcomes.

Science Datasets
/data-tools/total-mercury-concentrations-fish-muscle-colorado-river-and-bright-angel-creek-az-usa

Total Mercury Concentrations in Fish Muscle from the Colorado River and Bright Angel Creek, AZ, USA (2015)

USGS science for a changing world
January 1, 2016

This dataset contains data on the length, mass, and muscle total mercury concentration of Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) and Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) collected from the Colorado River in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (GLCA) and Grand Canyon National Park (GRCA), and Bright Angel Creek in GRCA.

Web Application
/data-tools/land-treatment-digital-library-ltdl

Land Treatment Digital Library (LTDL)

 Screen Shot of the Land Treatment Digital Library Home Page
November 23, 2013

The Land Treatment Digital Library (LTDL) was created by the USGS to catalog legacy land treatment information on Bureau of Land Management lands in the western United States. The LTDL can be used by federal managers and scientists for compiling information for data-calls, producing maps, generating reports, and conducting analyses at varying spatial and temporal scales.

Data Management Tools
/data-tools/data-entry-module-land-treatment-digital-library-ltdl

Data Entry Module for the Land Treatment Digital Library (LTDL)

Land Treatment Digital Library version 6, application splash screen
July 24, 2013

This software allows agencies, organizations, and individuals to download an empty, stand-alone Land Treatment Digital Library database to individual or networked computers. Data entered in these databases may be submitted to the USGS for possible inclusion in the online Land Treatment Digital Library (https://ltdl.wr.usgs.gov).

GIS Data
/data-tools/oil-and-gas-well-locations-upper-colorado-river-basin-2007

Oil and Gas Well locations, Upper Colorado River Basin, 2007

Screen shot of NSDI node for SIR 2010-5064
June 11, 2010

This dataset was used as the basis for estimating land disturbance from oil and gas activity in the UCRB. The dataset is a compilation of five state oil and gas datasets from June of 2007. The intended uses of this data set include, but are not limited to, natural resource modeling, mapping, and visualization applications.

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Year Published: 2000

Hydrogeology of the regional aquifer near Flagstaff, Arizona, 1994-97

Sandstones, siltstones, and limestones that are Pennsylvanian to Permian in age underlie the southern part of the Colorado Plateau near Flagstaff, Arizona, and contain a complex regional aquifer that has become increasingly important as a source of water for domestic, municipal, and recreational uses. Ground-water flow in the regional aquifer is...

Bills, Donald J.; Truini, Margot; Flynn, Marilyn E.; Pierce, Herbert A.; Catchings, Rufus D.; Rymer, Michael J.
Hydrogeology of the regional aquifer near Flagstaff, Arizona, 1994-97; 2000; WRI; 2000-4122; Bills, Donald J.; Truini, Margot; Flynn, Marilyn E.; Pierce, Herbert A.; Catchings, Rufus D.; Rymer, Michael J.

Year Published: 2000

Method to identify wells that yield water that will be replaced by water from the Colorado River downstream from Laguna Dam in Arizona and California

Accounting for the use of Colorado River water is required by the U.S. Supreme Court decree, 1964, Arizona v. California. Water pumped from wells on the flood plain and from certain wells on alluvial slopes outside the flood plain is presumed to be river water and is accounted for as Colorado River water. The accounting-surface method developed...

Owen-Joyce, Sandra J.; Wilson, Richard P.; Carpenter, Michael C.; Fink, James B.
Method to identify wells that yield water that will be replaced by water from the Colorado River downstream from Laguna Dam in Arizona and California; 2000; WRI; 2000-4085; Owen-Joyce, Sandra J.; Wilson, Richard P.; Carpenter, Michael C.; Fink, James B.

Year Published: 2000

Chemical characteristics of urban stormwater sediments and implications for environmental management, Maricopa County, Arizona

Investigations of the chemical characteristics of urban stormwater sediments in the rapidly growing Phoenix metropolitan area of Maricopa County, Arizona, showed that the inorganic component of these sediments generally reflects geologic background values. Some concentrations of metals were above background values, especially cadmium, copper, lead...

Parker, J.T.C.; Fossum, K.D.; Ingersoll, T.L.
Chemical characteristics of urban stormwater sediments and implications for environmental management, Maricopa County, Arizona; 2000; Article; Journal; Environmental Management; Parker, J. T. C.; Fossum, K. D.; Ingersoll, T. L.

Year Published: 1999

Monitoring the Effects of Ground-Water Withdrawals from the N Aquifer in the Black Mesa Area, Northeastern Arizona

Littin, Gregory R.
Monitoring the Effects of Ground-Water Withdrawals from the N Aquifer in the Black Mesa Area, Northeastern Arizona; 1999; FS; 064-99; Littin, Gregory R.

Year Published: 1999

Ground-water quality in the Sierra Vista subbasin, Arizona, 1996-97

Coes, Alissa L.; Gellenbeck, Dorinda J.; Towne, Douglas Clark
Ground-water quality in the Sierra Vista subbasin, Arizona, 1996-97; 1999; WRI; 99-4056; Coes, Alissa L.; Gellenbeck, Dorinda J.; Towne, Douglas Clark

Year Published: 1999

Hydrogeologic investigations of the Sierra Vista subwatershed of the Upper San Pedro Basin, Cochise County, southeast Arizona

The hydrogeologic system in the Sierra Vista subwatershed of the Upper San Pedro Basin in southeastern Arizona was investigated for the purpose of developing a better understanding of stream-aquifer interactions. The San Pedro River is an intermittent stream that supports a narrow corridor of riparian vegetation. Withdrawal of ground water will...

Pool, Donald R.; Coes, Alissa L.
Hydrogeologic investigations of the Sierra Vista subwatershed of the Upper San Pedro Basin, Cochise County, southeast Arizona; 1999; WRI; 99-4197; Pool, Donald R.; Coes, Alissa L.

Year Published: 1999

Ground-water quality in alluvial basins that have minimal urban development, south-central Arizona

Ground-water quality data (1917-96) from 772 wells in 16 alluvial basins that have minimal urban development were used to determine the effect of nonurban factors on ground-water quality in south- central Arizona. Characterization of the spatial variability of ground-water quality within and among alluvial basins that have minimal urban...

Gellenbeck, Dorinda J.; Coes, Alissa L.
Ground-water quality in alluvial basins that have minimal urban development, south-central Arizona; 1999; WRI; 99-4005; Gellenbeck, Dorinda J.; Coes, Alissa L.

Year Published: 1999

Ground-water, surface-water, and water-chemistry data, Black Mesa area, northeastern Arizona, 1997

The Black Mesa monitoring program is designed to document long-term effects of ground-water from the N aquifer by industrial and municipal users. The N aquifer is the major source of water in the 5,400-square-mile Black Mesa area, and the ground water occurs under confined and unconfined conditions. Monitoring activities include continuous and...

Littin, Gregory R.; Baum, Bradley M.; Truini, Margot
Ground-water, surface-water, and water-chemistry data, Black Mesa area, northeastern Arizona, 1997; 1999; OFR; 98-653; Littin, Gregory R.; Baum, Bradley M.; Truini, Margot

Year Published: 1998

Modeling of flood-deposited sand distributions in a reach of the Colorado River below the Little Colorado River, Grand Canyon, Arizona

A release from Glen Canyon Dam during March-April 1996 was designed to test the effectiveness with which the riparian environment could be renewed with discharges greatly in excess of the normal powerplant-restricted maximum. Of primary concern was the rebuilding of sand deposits along the channel sides that are important to the flora and fauna...

Wiele, S.M.
Modeling of flood-deposited sand distributions in a reach of the Colorado River below the Little Colorado River, Grand Canyon, Arizona; 1998; WRI; 97-4168; Wiele, S. M.

Year Published: 1997

Modeling of sand movement storage in the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon

Wiele, Stephen Mark
Modeling of sand movement storage in the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon; 1997; FS; 227-96; Wiele, Stephen Mark

Year Published: 1997

Ground-water, surface-water, and water-chemistry data, Black Mesa area, northeastern Arizona, 1996

The Black Mesa monitoring program is designed to document long-term effects of ground-water pumping from the N aquifer by industrial and municipal users. The N aquifer is the major source of water in the 5,400-square-mile Black Mesa area, and the ground water occurs under confined and unconfined conditions. Monitoring activities include...

Littin, Gregory R.; Monroe, Stephen A.
Ground-water, surface-water, and water-chemistry data, Black Mesa area, northeastern Arizona, 1996; 1997; OFR; 97-566; Littin, Gregory R.; Monroe, Stephen A.

Year Published: 1997

Hydrologic data, Colorado River and major tributaries, Glen Canyon Dam to Diamond Creek, Arizona, water years 1990-95

The U.S. Geological Survey collected hydrologic data at 12 continuous-record stations along the Colorado River and its major tributaries between Glen Canyon Dam and Diamond Creek. The data were collected from October 1989 through September 1995 as part of the Bureau of Reclamation's Glen Canyon Environmental Studies. The data include daily values...

Rote, John J.; Flynn, Marilyn E.; Bills, D.J.
Hydrologic data, Colorado River and major tributaries, Glen Canyon Dam to Diamond Creek, Arizona, water years 1990-95; 1997; OFR; 97-250; Rote, John J.; Flynn, Marilyn E.; Bills, D. J.

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Satellite images showing landsat 7 and landsat 8 fire images on the western U.S.
June 29, 2017

Fires in the Western United States

On an average day during the fire season, multiple wildfires burn in the western United States. For example, 216 fires were active on July 7, 2017. Firefighters were battling 27 of these fires through ground and air support.

A few of the larger fires in early July were in Arizona, Washington, and Utah. As with many wildfires, 

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Satellite image showing the Las Vegas, Lake Mead, Grand Canyon area
June 16, 2017

Satellite Image of the Las Vegas, Lake Mead, Grand Canyon Area

This image of the Las Vegas /Lake Mead / Grand Canyon area was acquired on June 16, 2017, with Indian Space Research Organization’s Resourcesat-2 AWiFS sensor. Images of this region can be useful to help detect changes in vegetation and water availability for growing desert communities.

May 31, 2017

New USGS Maps of Mars Reveal Ancient Oases

Flyover of the southeast Ceti Mensa map. Distinct groups of rock layers, called geologic units, are shaded in different colors, with dark browns representing the oldest rocks and green representing the youngest rocks. All of these rocks formed as wind-blown sand that became trapped in shallow, ephemeral lakes, similar to the wet playas of the desert southwest US. The

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May 31, 2017

Reach-Scale Monitoring | Advances in Stream Gaging

The Arizona Water Science Center demonstrates new methods in Reach-Scale Monitoring to improve accuracy and measurability of high flow events. By installing pressure transducers and using LiDAR to measure topography data, hydrologists are able to simulate flows with two dimensional models which will help better calibrate stream gages. These advances have potential to aid

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An extremely rare Mojave River western pond turtle was recently observed in the Mojave Desert.
May 4, 2017

An extremely rare Mojave River western pond turtle

An extremely rare Mojave River western pond turtle was recently observed by USGS scientists and staff from The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in the Mojave Desert. Turtles of this population have rarely been seen since the late 1990s.

June 3, 2016

Particle Tracking

The Arizona Water Science Center discusses the use of a new method, called particle tracking, that will revolutionize the way USGS obtains stream flow data.

May 5, 2016

First Global Topographic Map of Mercury

An animation of the USGS topographic map of Mercury created using images from NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft.

April 19, 2016

USGS: More Than a Workplace

Employees of the Arizona Water Science Center describe their experiences working for the USGS revealing that it is far more than just a workplace.

Sonoran desert spring wildflower display.
March 31, 2016

Sonoran Desert Wildflowers and Invasive Species

Ecosystems are changing at a rapid pace. It can be difficult to determine if a landscape is in need of restoration. In this photo of the spring wildflower bloom in the Sonoran desert, an invasive annual grass, Bromus rubens (red brome), is pervasive. Land managers have to make decisions about when, where, and how to intervene in a system. Does this grass pose a threat to

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Image: Saguaro National Park, East Unit, Southern Arizona -  ca. 1935
March 14, 2016

Saguaro National Park, East Unit, Southern Arizona - ca. 1935

This camera station is located on a hill within the newly established Saguaro National Monument near Tucson. The view is northeast toward Agua Caliente Hill and looks down a gentle incline that drains into Tanque Verde Creek. The saguaro stand pictured here is a particularly memorable one because of the many large individuals and absence of small ones. It is an example of

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Image shows the Colorado River cutting through the Grand Canyon
March 7, 2016

Colorado River through the Grand Canyon

A view of the Grand Canyon, with the Great Unconformity visible. Credit: Alex Demas, USGS.

Attribution: Southwest
Aerial view showing greenup of restoration plots in the lower Colorado River Delta following the 2014 Minute 319 pulse flow.
October 31, 2015

Aerial view of lower Colorado River

Aerial view showing the intense greenup of restoration plots in the lower Colorado River Delta following the 2014 Minute 319 pulse flow.

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Photograph showing San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area.
August 18, 2016

Streamflow and groundwater levels are declining in some locations along the San Pedro River near Sierra Vista, Arizona, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Photo of the Colorado River near Moab, Utah
August 15, 2016

Future groundwater replenishment in the Upper Colorado River Basin may benefit from projected increases in future basin-wide precipitation under current climate projections, according to a recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey and Bureau of Reclamation.

Four numbered sample jars containing brownish water and small snails in a laboratory connected to tubes and electronic meter.
August 4, 2016

To gain insights into the risks associated with uranium mining and processing, U.S. Geological Survey scientists are investigating how uranium moves into and up food chains.

Map of the 48 contiguous states showing Microcystin concentrations
May 31, 2016

First-of-its-kind survey shows that algal toxins are found nationwide

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May 25, 2016

Laura Norman was asked to provide a presentation at the Hassayampa River Study meeting. Stakeholders in the 3,700 km² watershed are interested in the benefits of hydrologic modeling to assess if stormwater management practices would impact stormflows, sedimentation, and groundwater recharge.

An image of Hi'iaka Montes and Hi'iaka Patera on Jupiter's volcanic moon Io.
May 19, 2016

Mountains on Io, Jupiter’s volcanic moon, are formed by a unique geologic mechanism not found elsewhere in the solar system, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Topographic Map of Mercury
May 6, 2016

The first topographic map of Mercury was released today by the U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona State University, Carnegie Institute of Washington, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and NASA.

USGS
December 1, 2015

A newly published, three-volume “Remote Sensing Handbook” is a comprehensive coverage of all remote sensing topics written by over 300 leading global experts.

Planned US Topo map production schedule for the next three- year revision cycle
November 19, 2015

With the release of new US Topo maps for Illinois and South Dakota, the USGS has completed the second, three-year cycle of revising and updating electronic US Topo quadrangles. This means that since late 2009, the USGS has published nearly every map in the conterminous U.S., twice.

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November 3, 2015

On average, streams in the Niobrara-Mowry Play of eastern Wyoming, Fayetteville Play of Arkansas, and Barnett Play of Texas ranked most vulnerable to unconventional oil and gas development, but for different reasons, according to recent U.S. Geological Survey coauthored research.

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