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An interactive mapping application in which the user can choose parameters from the menus to create a computer model of flooding
Date Published: October 17, 2019
Status: Active

Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS)

The Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS) makes detailed predictions of storm-induced coastal flooding, erosion, and cliff failures over large geographic scales. CoSMoS was developed for hindcast studies, operational applications and future climate scenarios to provide emergency responders and coastal planners with critical storm-hazards information that can be used to increase public safety...

Beaver dams on Rabbit Creek, Cape Krusenstern National Monument
Date Published: October 16, 2019
Status: Active

Beavers Impacting Tundra Ecosystems (BITE)

The range expansion of the North American beaver (Castor canadensis) has implications for water quality, aquatic ecosystems, and fisheries in Arctic streams.

Contacts: Michael P Carey, Ph.D., Joshua C Koch, Ph.D., Brett A Poulin, PhD, Jonathan O’Donnell, PhD, Ken Tape, PhD
Topobathymetric elevation model of San Francisco Bay Area, California
Date Published: October 14, 2019
Status: Active

Topobathymetric Elevation Model of San Francisco Bay Area, California

Accurate, high-resolution elevation information is vital to understanding the natural hazards that can impact the highly populated San Francisco Bay area, such as sea-level rise, winter storms, cliff erosion, and other coastal hazards. The San Francisco Bay estuary three-dimensional (3D) topobathymetric digital elevation model (TBDEM) was developed in collaboration between ...

Two panels showing California map and red line for rupture of fault
Date Published: October 8, 2019
Status: Completed

Earthquake Early Warning – Fine-Tuning for Best Alerts

The goal of an earthquake early warning (EEW) system is to provide an alert to people and automatic systems after an earthquake begins but before the shaking reaches their location. As the USGS and its partners are developing an EEW system, called ShakeAlert®, for the West Coast, the benefits, costs, capabilities, and limitations are being investigated. Two recent studies explored the...

A scenic of a Aleutian island with fireweed in full bloom
Date Published: October 7, 2019
Status: Active

Community Outreach and Engagement

It is critically important that Alaska Native, rural communities and tribal organizations and Alaska co-management councils are kept informed of USGS research activities and findings. Involvement of and collaboration with students also provides valuable perspectives to USGS science. This page offers information on how USGS communicates its activities and seeks opportunities to gain important...

Girl Drinking Water
Date Published: October 7, 2019
Status: Active

Groundwater Availability and Use

The USGS Pennsylvania Water Science Center helps water providers assess the availability of groundwater for use in homes, on farms, and in industrial activities. 

Contacts: Brandon Fleming
Topobathymetric elevation model of Outer Banks and Pamlico Sound, North Carolina
Date Published: October 3, 2019
Status: Active

Topobathymetric Elevation Model of Outer Banks and Pamlico Sound, North Carolina

Pamlico Sound is ecologically important as it is the second largest estuary in the United States, and is the largest lagoon on the U.S. east coast. The sound is separated from the Atlantic Ocean by the Outer Banks, a series of low, sandy barrier islands that are vulnerable to hurricane storm surge and sea-level rise. The seamless high-resolution topobathymetric digital elevation model (TBDEM)...

Surveying for the FEMA project
Date Published: October 2, 2019
Status: Active

FEMA project - Champlain

How to access the Questionnaire

Contacts: Scott A Olson
Surveying for the FEMA project
Date Published: October 2, 2019
Status: Active

FEMA project - Otter

How to access the Questionnaire

Contacts: Scott A Olson
Surveying for the FEMA project
Date Published: October 2, 2019
Status: Active

FEMA project - Passumpsic

How to access the Questionnaire

Contacts: Scott A Olson
Map showing regional faults and Coso field near Ridgecrest
Date Published: September 30, 2019
Status: Completed

Could the M7.1 Ridgecrest, CA Earthquake Sequence Trigger a Large Earthquake Nearby?

Release Date: SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

Two of the first questions that come to mind for anyone who just felt an earthquake are, “Will there be another one?” and “Will it be larger?”.

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Crevices on glacier, Juneau Icefield
August 29, 2019

Since the 1940s, the Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP) has been measuring surface mass balance on the Juneau Icefield. This is the longest ongoing program of its kind in North America. The program nominally occurs between late June and late August, traversing between Juneau, Alaska and Atlin, British Columbia. JIRP has examined the surface mass balance of the Juneau Icefield sin

A shorebird on a post in Hawaii
August 26, 2019

This data set contains one table with mark-resight observations of Bristle-thighed Curlews marked on Oahu, Hawaii, with plastic color leg flags, 2012-2017.

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August 15, 2019

This dataset includes information on the carbon samples that were collected from organic and mineral soils, streams, algae, invertebrates, and fish in the Arctic Network Parks.

A shorebird walking through the grasses in southwestern Alaska
July 31, 2019

This metadata document describes the data contained in the "rawData" folder of this data package. This data package contains all data collected by the Argos System from nine satellite transmitters attached to Marbled Godwits on their breeding range in southwest Alaska, USA. Five data files are included in the "rawData" folder of this data package. Two data files (with identical conten

Marbled Godwit Wildlife Tracking
July 31, 2019

Understanding the short- and long-distance movements of wildlife is critical for a wide variety of ecological research studies and management decisions. Since the mid-1980s, the USGS Alaska Science Center has collected data from wildlife tracking devices to: determine locations of animals throughout their annual cycles, understand patterns of habitat use, quantify time spent on various be

A shorebird walking through the grasses in southwestern Alaska
July 31, 2019

This metadata document describes the data contained in the "processedData" folder of this data package. This data package contains all data collected by the Argos System from nine satellite transmitters attached to Marbled Godwits on their breeding range in southwest Alaska, USA. The raw data were processed to accomplish two goals: flag implausible location estimates and decode raw sensor

Two polar bears swimming in the water in the Beaufort Sea
July 31, 2019

These data from satellite radio-collared adult female polar bears captured in the southern Beaufort Sea, 1985-2016 were used for testing the regional, seasonal and decadal efficacy of retrospective polar bear resource selection functions (RSF) developed for the Arctic basin and its peripheral seas (see Durner et al. 2009). The data includes the following: 1) a csv file of location

USGS
July 29, 2019

Geologic mapping, characterization of geologic structures, and sampling for geochronology was completed in two areas of the northwestern Sangre de Cristo mountains from 2011 through 2017. This data release provides the raw analytical data, metadata and sample information for 20 zircon U-Pb age analyses from laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICPMS). The two areas incl

Long thin colorful shape, a map of a strip of coastline whose colors correspond to varying offshore sediment thicknesses.
July 22, 2019

Each GIS data file is listed with a brief description, a small image, and links to the metadata files and the downloadable data files. The data were compiled in ArcMap. Raster data layers are registered TIFF images and are in the UTM Zone 10 coordinate system. Line features are in shapefile format and are projected in UTM Zone 10 coordinates.

View of glacier capped mountains taken from a helicopter
July 16, 2019

Since the late 1950s, the USGS has maintained a long-term glacier mass-balance program at three North American glaciers. Measurements began on South Cascade Glacier, WA in 1958, expanding to Gulkana and Wolverine glaciers, AK in 1966, and later Sperry Glacier, MT in 2005. Additional measurements have been made on Lemon Creek Glacier, AK to compliment data collected by the Juneau Ice

A map of Fire Island, a barrier island along the south shore of Long Island, New York, including bathymetry
July 15, 2019

These spatial data support research on the Quaternary evolution of the Fire Island coastal system and provide baseline information for research on coastal processes along southern Long Island. For more information about the WHCMSC Field Activity, see https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=2011-005-FA.

USGS
July 12, 2019

This data release provides the description of U.S. sites that include mineral regions, mines and mineral occurrences (deposits) that have a contained resource and (or) production of tellurium metal greater than 1 metric ton. For this data release, only one deposit in the U.S. with historic production records was found: Butte, Montana. We did not locate any deposits in the U.S. tha

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THEMIS nighttime infrared mosaic of Gale crater, landing site of the Mars Science Laboratory rover
November 5, 2018

The main science objective of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) is to explore and quantitatively assess the habitability and environmental history of a local region on the martian surface. This mission will use a variety of instruments carried on a rover platform that are designed to assess the biological potential, characterize the geology, investigate planetary processes that influence...

A full image scan of a Zond8 photograph
November 5, 2018

Photographic hardcopy scans of 1970 photographs captured by a Soyuz 7K-L1 unmanned spacecraft on the soviet Zond8 mission. This data along with data from Apollo, Lunar Orbiter and Galileo missions is part of a collection commonly referred to as the Lunar Consortium Data.

Horizontal position differences for Clementine images
November 5, 2018

Lunar Orbiter Lunar Control Network 2004

The USGS worked to digitize and restore a global set of Lunar Orbiter images and to assemble this into a global digital Lunar Orbiter mosaic of the Moon. A separate Lunar Orbiter Control network is being created as part of this work. For additional information, see the Lunar Orbiter Digitization Project [Gaddis et al., 2001a, 2001b, 2003; Becker...

Apollo 16 - John Watts Young working at the back of the rover
November 5, 2018

This gallery features several digitized photographs from Apollo Mission explorations of the lunar surface. Anaglyph or 3D images require red-blue or red-green 3D glasses. The imagery and maps were prepared as part of a project by a USGS team under funding from the USGS Technology Transfer Program and NASA's Planetary Geology and Geophysics Program. Dr. Christopher D. Condit...

Tethys airbrush shaded relief
November 5, 2018

The following products were the first step of cartography planning in support of the Cassini-Huygens mission to the Saturian System. Five of Saturans moons are linked below in a standard cartographic format. This includes mapping information such as latitude and longitude ranges, image resolutions and projection information. The data included in these maps was collected by both...

 

Apollo 12 color panorama taken by Charles Conrad
November 5, 2018

The following 360° panoramas were created using digitized photographs collected by the astronauts during the Apollo 11 - 17 lunar exploration missions. The imagery and maps were prepared as part of a project by a USGS team under funding from the USGS Technology Transfer Program and NASA's Planetary Geology and Geophysics Program. Dr. Christopher D. Condit (U. Massachusetts) and Mr. Richard...

Ganymede Image Mosaic Map based on data from the Galileo Orbiter Solid-State Imaging (SSI) camera and the Voyager 1 and 2
November 5, 2018

This global map base of Ganymede utilizes the best image quality and moderate resolution coverage supplied by Galileo SSI (Solid State Imaging instrument) and Voyager 1 and 2. The image processing was performed at USGS using the Integrated Software for Imagers and Spectrometers (ISIS) system. The image data was selected on the basis of overall image quality, reasonable input resolution...

Callisto Mercator projection mosaic
November 5, 2018

This global map of Callisto utilizes the best image quality and moderate resolution coverage supplied by Galileo SSI (Solid State Imaging instrument) and Voyager 1 and 2. The image processing was performed at USGS using the Integrated Software for Imagers and Spectrometers (ISIS) system. The image data was selected on the basis of overall image quality, reasonable input resolution, and ...

Color Galileo mosaic merged with high-resolution Voyager mosaic
November 5, 2018

This basemap of Jupiter’s moon Io was produced by combining the best images from both the Voyager 1 and Galileo Missions. Although the subjovian hemisphere of Io was poorly seen by Galileo, superbly detailed Voyager 1 images cover longitudes from 240?W to 40?W and the nearby southern latitudes. A monochrome mosaic of the highest resolution images from both Galileo and Voyager 1 was assembled...

Mercator projection mosaic
November 5, 2018

This global map base of Europa utilizes the best image quality and moderate resolution coverage supplied by Galileo SSI (Solid State Imaging instrument) and Voyager 1 and 2. The image processing was performed here at USGS using the Integrated Software for Imagers and Spectrometers (ISIS) system. The image data was selected on the basis of overall image quality, reasonable input resolution...

Apollo 14 Traverse Map
November 5, 2018

This page features several maps showing routes the astronauts took during extravehicular activities (EVAs). The imagery and maps were prepared as part of a project by a USGS team under funding from the USGS Technology Transfer Program and NASA's Planetary Geology and Geophysics Program. Dr. Christopher D. Condit (U. Massachusetts) and Mr. Richard Kozak provided scientific and technical...

Venus Magellan Globe
November 2, 2018

Download, print, and make your own planetary globes! The number, size, and placement of text annotations were chosen to provide a general orientation of prominent features on a 12-inch globe. Features are labeled with names approved by the International Astronomical Union. A specialized program was used to create the "flower petal" appearance of the photomosaic; the areas of each petal from 0 ...

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TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Schools in Wayne Co, MI
October 10, 2019

This challenge is close to being finished, but not quite yet! There are still several points that we need your help with!

Simulated change in rainfall on Guam
October 7, 2019

Guam’s water demands are anticipated to increase. Potential impacts of sea-level rise and a changing climate on surface-water and groundwater resources are assessed. 

Ground view of collapsed building and burned area, Beach and Divisadero Sts., Marina District.
October 7, 2019

Next week, USGS and the nation commemorate the 30th anniversary of one of the most destructive earthquake disasters in U.S. history – the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in northern California. The magnitude 6.9 quake struck on October 17 in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay Area near Santa Cruz and was responsible for the deaths of 63 people and more than 3,500 injuries.

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: THUMBNAIL Timelapse of Mid-Atlantic City/Town Halls
October 3, 2019

Our Mid-Atlantic City / Town Hall mapping challenge is now finished!!  A huge shout-out to all of our volunteers who participated in this challenge!  Here are the summary results and a timelapse our volunteer contributions.

Image shows a map of the Eastern United States with the boundaries of the Marcellus Shale superimposed
October 3, 2019

The Marcellus Shale and Point Pleasant-Utica Shale formations of the Appalachian Basin contain an estimated mean of 214 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, technically recoverable continuous resources of natural gas, according to new USGS assessments.

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Cemeteries in Calhoun, Jackson, and Kalamazoo Counties, MI
October 3, 2019

Our volunteers are certainly getting into the Halloween spirit with several edits already coming in since we launched this challenge a few days ago!  Nice work!

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in Ohio and West Virginia
October 3, 2019

It's always exciting to see features coming in for our new challenges!  Almost 100 points have already come in for this challenge. It just goes to show how amazing our volunteers are!

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Schools in Wayne Co, MI
October 3, 2019

Calling all Peer Reviewers and Advanced Editors!  There are still several red and green points for this challenge that need updating.  Please help us to confirm these remaining points.  Our Standard Editors can help, too!

two women use snake tongs to hold down a rattlesnake
October 2, 2019

Boise State University Master’s student Kristina Parker and her volunteer assistants are on the lookout for rattlesnakes on a sunny September day in Idaho.

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Cemeteries in Calhoun, Jackson, and Kalamazoo Counties, MI
October 1, 2019

Here is a “spooktacular” challenge just in time for Halloween!  This challenge will focus on cemeteries in the Michigan counties of Calhoun, Jackson, and Kalamazoo.

Large Boulders Detroit
October 1, 2019

Two recently published papers suggest the integration of environmental DNA, or eDNA, sampling at select National Streamflow Network streamgages in the U.S. Northwest is feasible.

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in Ohio and West Virginia
September 30, 2019

We've launched a new Mapping Challenge! This challenge will focus on City / Town Hall structures in Ohio and West Virginia.