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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.

USGS
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...

USGS
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...

USGS
Date Published: September 26, 2018
Status: Active

Meteor Crater Sample Collection

Meteor Crater is a 180 m deep, 1.2 km diameter bowl-shaped impact crater in Northern Arizona, and has long been a terrestrial analog site for planetary exploration. During the 1960’s, Eugene Shoemaker trained NASA astronauts at the crater to prepare for the Apollo missions to the Moon. The Meteor Crater Sample Collection consists of geologic samples from the Meteor Crater...

USGS
Date Published: September 26, 2018
Status: Active

Lunar Calibration ROLO (Robotic Lunar Observatory)

The USGS lunar calibration program provides radiometric calibration and sensor stability monitoring for space-based remote sensing instruments using the Moon as a reference source. This is a unique on-orbit calibration technique for solar reflectance wavelengths that requires no special flight hardware, only that the instrument must view the Moon. The unmatched stability of the lunar...

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Date Published: September 24, 2018
Status: Active

MRCTR GIS Lab

The USGS Astrogeology Mapping, Remote-sensing, Cartography, Technology, and Research (MRCTR, pronounced "Mercator") GIS Lab provides web-based resources aimed at the planetary research community. The lab supports Geographic Information Systems (GIS) graphical, statistical, and spatial tools for analyses of planetary data, including the distribution of planetary GIS tutorials,...

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Date Published: September 21, 2018
Status: Completed

RPIF Online Exhibits

The NASA/USGS RPIF is dedicated to providing online exhibits of archived materials. The RPIF houses a large collection of historical artifacts in relation to space exploration, map-making, and planetary geology.

Contacts: Kay Garsnett
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Date Published: September 21, 2018
Status: Active

Cartography and Imaging Sciences Node of NASA Planetary Data System

The USGS Astrogeology Science Center is host to the lead science component of the Cartography and Imaging Sciences Node (IMG) of the NASA Planetary Data System (PDS). A partner facility at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) provides engineering support and technical management for the IMG. The IMG is a PDS science discipline node that archives over 500 TB in a growing...

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Date Published: September 21, 2018
Status: Active

USGS/NASA Planetary Photogrammetry Guest Facility

-- ON HOLD -- Training Opportunity -- ON HOLD --

Photogrammetric Processing of Planetary Stereo Imagery using ISIS and SOCET GXP® TBD --  earliest 2019

 

Please note that we no longer have any scheduled SOCET SET® trainings at this time. We are currently transitioning to BAE's latest photogrammtry...

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Date Published: September 19, 2018
Status: Completed

RPIF Pioneers of Astrogeology

Some of the pioneers in planetary geologic research include Eugene Shoemaker, Harrison "Jack" Schmitt, Don Wilhelms, Raymond Batson, David Roddy, and Gordon Swann.

Contacts: Kay Garsnett
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Year Published: 1997

Sand-storage changes in the Colorado River downstream from the Paria and Little Colorado rivers, April 1994 to August 1995

Sixty-six cross sections on the Colorado River in 11-kilometer reachesdownstream from the Paria and Little Colorado Rivers were monitoredfrom June 1992 to August 1995 to provide data to evaluate the effectof releases from Glen Canyon Dam on channel-sand storage and fordevelopment of multidimensional flow and sediment-transport models.Most of the...

Graf, Julia B.; Marlow, Jonathan E.; Rigas, Patricia D.; Jansen, Samuel M.D.
Sand-storage changes in the Colorado River downstream from the Paria and Little Colorado rivers, April 1994 to August 1995; 1997; OFR; 97-206; Graf, Julia B.; Marlow, Jonathan E.; Rigas, Patricia D.; Jansen, Samuel M. D.

Year Published: 1997

Streamflow and sediment data collected to determine the effects of a controlled flood in March and April 1996 on the Colorado River between Lees Ferry and Diamond Creek, Arizona

An 8-day period of planned release of water at 1,275 cubic meters per second from Glen Canyon Dam in March and April 1996 provided an opportunity to collect data on river stage, streamflow, water chemistry, and sediment transport at discharges above powerplant releases. The U.S. Geological Survey collected data at five streamflow-gaging stations...

Konieczki, Alice D.; Graf, Julia B.; Carpenter, Michael C.
Streamflow and sediment data collected to determine the effects of a controlled flood in March and April 1996 on the Colorado River between Lees Ferry and Diamond Creek, Arizona; 1997; OFR; 97-224; Konieczki, Alice D.; Graf, Julia B.; Carpenter, Michael C.

Year Published: 1997

The Colorado River in Grand Canyon: how fast does it flow?

Opening the jet tubes at Glen Canyon Dam on March 26, 1996, released from Lake Powell a controlled flood of water that traveled down the Colorado River in Grand Canyon. How fast did the water move? How long did it take for water to reach a particular point along the river? The answers to these questions are important because the speed of river...

Graf, Julia B.
The Colorado River in Grand Canyon: how fast does it flow?; 1997; FS; 168-97; Graf, Julia B.

Year Published: 1997

Geochemical analyses of ground-water ages, recharge rates, and hydraulic conductivity of the N aquifer, Black Mesa area, Arizona

The Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe of the Black Mesa area, Arizona, depend on ground water from the N aquifer to meet most tribal and industrial needs. Increasing use of this aquifer is creating concerns about possible adverse effects of increased ground-water withdrawals on the water resources of the region. A thorough understanding of the N...

Lopes, Thomas J.; Hoffmann, John P.
Geochemical analyses of ground-water ages, recharge rates, and hydraulic conductivity of the N aquifer, Black Mesa area, Arizona; 1997; WRI; 96-4190; Lopes, Thomas J.; Hoffmann, John P.

Year Published: 1996

Controlled Flooding of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon: the Rationale and Data-Collection Planned

Anderson, Mark T.; Graf, Julia B.; Marzolf, G. Richard
Controlled Flooding of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon: the Rationale and Data-Collection Planned; 1996; FS; 089-96; Anderson, Mark T.; Graf, Julia B.; Marzolf, G. Richard

Year Published: 1996

Ground-water, surface-water, and water-chemistry data, Black Mesa area, northeastern Arizona, 1995

Littin, G.R.; Monroe, S.A.
Ground-water, surface-water, and water-chemistry data, Black Mesa area, northeastern Arizona, 1995; 1996; OFR; 96-616; Littin, G. R.; Monroe, S. A.

Year Published: 1996

When the blue-green waters turn red: Historical flooding in Havasu Creek, Arizona

Havasu Creek, the second largest tributary of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park, attracts numerous visitors each year owing to its spectacular scenery. Perennial streamflow seldom exceeds 2 cubic meters per second (m3/s), but supports important stands of riparian vegetation, forms unique travertine pools, and spills over spectacular...

Melis, Theodore S.; Phillips, William M.; Webb, Robert H.; Bills, Douglas J.
When the blue-green waters turn red: Historical flooding in Havasu Creek, Arizona; 1996; WRI; 96-4059; Melis, Theodore S.; Phillips, William M.; Webb, Robert H.; Bills, Douglas J.

Year Published: 1996

Physical, chemical, biological, and toxicity data from the study of urban stormwater and ephemeral streams, Maricopa County, Arizona, water years 1992-95

Fossum, K.D.; Davis, R.G.
Physical, chemical, biological, and toxicity data from the study of urban stormwater and ephemeral streams, Maricopa County, Arizona, water years 1992-95; 1996; OFR; 96-394; Fossum, K. D.; Davis, R. G.

Year Published: 1996

Hydrogeology of the Quitobaquito Springs and La Abra Plain area, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona, and Sonora, Mexico

Quitobaquito Springs, in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument near the south end of the northwestward-trending Quitobaquito Hills, are less than 0.25 mile north of the international boundary between the United States and Mexico. The National Park Service is concerned that the natural flow from Quitobaquito Springs might be reduced by ground-water...

Carruth, R.L.
Hydrogeology of the Quitobaquito Springs and La Abra Plain area, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona, and Sonora, Mexico; 1996; WRI; 95-4295; Carruth, R. L.

Year Published: 1996

An accounting system for water and consumptive use along the Colorado River, Hoover Dam to Mexico

An accounting system for estimating and distributing consumptive use of water by vegetation to water users was developed for the Colorado River to meet the requirements of a U.S. Supreme Court decree and used with data from calendar year 1984. The system is based on a water-budget method to estimate total consumptive use by vegetation which is...

Owen-Joyce, Sandra J.; Raymond, Lee H.
An accounting system for water and consumptive use along the Colorado River, Hoover Dam to Mexico; 1996; WSP; 2407; Owen-Joyce, Sandra J.; Raymond, Lee H.

Year Published: 1996

Sand deposition in the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon from flooding of the Little Colorado River

Methods for computing the volume of sand deposited in the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park by floods in major tributaries and for determining redistribution of that sand by main-channel flows are required for successful management of sand-dependent riparian resources. We have derived flow, sediment transport, and bed evolution models...

Wiele, S.M.; Graf, J.B.; Smith, J.D.
Sand deposition in the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon from flooding of the Little Colorado River; 1996; Article; Journal; Water Resources Research; Wiele, S. M.; Graf, J. B.; Smith, J. D.

Year Published: 1995

Chemistry and toxicity of urban sediments, Maricopa County, Arizona, data and summary statistics

Ingersoll, T.L.; Parker, J.T.; Fossum, K.D.
Chemistry and toxicity of urban sediments, Maricopa County, Arizona, data and summary statistics; 1995; OFR; 95-752; Ingersoll, T. L.; Parker, J. T.; Fossum, K. D.

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Photograph showing San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area.
June 1, 2015

San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

Photograph showing San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, residential development southeast of Sierra Vista, Arizona, and the Huachuca Mountains from Hereford Road, Cochise County, Arizona. 

May 24, 2015

Texas Flood Surveys

Hydrologists from Arizona aid the Texas Water Science Center in gathering measurements and other information after the catastrophic Blanco River flooding event that swept Austin, Texas.

March 25, 2015

Drone Survey

USGS revolutionizes data collection by surveying a river channel within the Redlands area using a drone.

March 1, 2015

Flood at Oak Creek South of Sedona

This video captures the bizarre occurrences that can happen during a flood. A USGS employee witnesses such an event while taking a measurement at Oak Creek from a cable way.

February 5, 2015

Learning Hydrology

The Field Hydrology Class from the University of Arizona learns how to take a discharge measurement with USGS Hydrologist.

DEM Merge of the Moon
February 4, 2015

LRO LOLA and Kaguya Terrain Camera DEM Merge 60N60S 512ppd

The LOLA and Kaguya Teams have created an improved lunar digital elevation model (DEM) covering latitudes within ±60°, at a horizontal resolution of 512 pixels per degree (∼59 m at the equator) and a typical vertical accuracy ∼3 to 4 m. This DEM is constructed from ∼4.5×109 geodetically-accurate topographic heights from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) onboard the

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Habitat used by bats and insects at uranium mines along the Grand Canyon Strip
December 31, 2014

Habitat used by bats and insects at uranium mines near Grand Canyon

Acoustic bat detectors and light traps used to sample for bats and insects at detention ponds located on and near uranium mines adjacent to the Grand Canyon.

December 18, 2014

Grand Canyon High Flow Monitoring

The USGS monitors sediment loads during Grand Canyon's beach-building high flow releases.

December 14, 2014

USGS on Campus

In a documentary style, this video discusses the close relationship between the USGS Arizona Water Science Center and the University of Arizona. Students and Scientists collaborating for the future development of each other.

October 28, 2014

Measuring Water Levels in a Flowing Well

This video demonstrates how to measure low pressure hydraulic head in a flowing well.

Earth As Art image of Utah, Arizona
October 4, 2014

Cloud Lightning

What looks like lightning arcing through an ominous cloud is actually a dry landscape of rocky buttes in southern Utah and northeastern Arizona. River channels flow north from Arizona into the San Juan River. The light vertical feature at the top of the image is referred to as Comb Ridge, a jagged fold in the Earth's crust called a monocline.

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September 16, 2014

Hurricane Odile, AZ Flooding September 2014, USGS at Work

This video shows the flooding that occurred in Arizona from the remnants of Hurricane Odile, while explaining the different techniques for high flow measurements.

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USGS
October 5, 2015

US Geological Survey scientists are presenting on numerous topics related to climate change, drought and resource management at the 13th Biennial Conference of Science and Management on the Colorado Plateau & Southwest Region. Below are some of the newest science topics that the USGS will present.

imaging from Mars
September 2, 2015

A new analysis of the largest known deposit of carbonate minerals on Mars helps limit the range of possible answers about how and why Mars changed from a world with watery environments billions of years ago to the arid Red Planet of today.

Map of the Glen Canyon Dam study area
August 19, 2015

Although the Grand Canyon segment of the Colorado River features one of the most remote ecosystems in the United States, it is not immune to exposure from toxic chemicals such as mercury according to newly published research in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

USGS
May 5, 2015

Water availability in the middle San Pedro watershed in southeast Arizona is strongly dependent on climate and water use, according to a new water resource assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Arizona Department of Water Resources.

Crowdsourced Earthquake Warnings illustration
April 10, 2015

MENLO PARK, Calif.— Smartphones and other personal electronic devices could, in regions where they are in widespread use, function as early warning systems for large earthquakes according to newly reported research.

Crowdsourced Earthquake Warnings illustration
April 10, 2015

MENLO PARK, California — Los teléfonos móviles y otros dispositivos electrónicos personales podrían ayudar en las regiones donde se encuentran en uso generalizado, y pueden funcionar como sistemas de alerta para terremotos mayor según la nueva investigación científica recien publicada.

Image: Female Golden Eagle with GPS-GSM Transmitter
April 8, 2015

Golden eagles in the Mojave Desert travel farther, to different areas, and at different times of the year than previously understood, according to research by the U.S. Geological Survey and partners from other federal agencies, academia and the private sector. 

collage of scientists conducting science related to each mission are
March 3, 2015

While the earth contains enough potash to meet the increased global demand for crop production and U.S. supplies are likely secure, some regions lack potash deposits needed for optimal food crop yields. According to a recent USGS global assessment of potash resources, the costs of importing potash long distances can limit its use and imports are subject to supply disruptions.

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February 10, 2015

A new U.S. Geological Survey study shows how plants’ vulnerability to drought varies across the landscape; factors such as plant structure and soil type where the plant is growing can either make them more vulnerable or protect them from declines.

New (2014) Black Canyon City, Arizona US Topo quadrangle
January 7, 2015

Newly released US Topo maps for Arizona now feature mountain bike trails, segments of the Arizona National Scenic Trail and Public Land Survey System data. Several of the 1,880 new US Topo quadrangles for the state now display these selected new features along with other improved data layers.

USGS
December 18, 2014

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that Interior’s Southwest Climate Science Center is awarding nearly a million dollars to universities and other partners for research to guide managers of parks, refuges and other cultural and natural resources in planning how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change.

The Bumble Bee, Arizona US Topo map
December 4, 2014

As part of the continued US Topo maps revision and improvement cycle, the USGS will be including mountain bike trails to upcoming quadrangles on a state-aligned basis. 

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