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The Southwest Region includes California, Nevada, and Arizona. The Regional Office, headquartered in Sacramento, provides Center oversight and support, facilitates internal and external collaborations, and works to further USGS strategic science directions.

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A view from atop a coastal bluff looking at a sandy beach, waves, and ocean, highlighting areas of movement.

Sunset Beach Camera 2 Bright Image

Video camera bright image at Sunset State Beach in Watsonville, California, looking north. Learn more about the cameras and their imagery, and how we're using them to study coastal change.

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Image: Tarpaper Shacks in Menlo Park, California

Tarpaper Shacks in Menlo Park, California

East front of the tarpaper shacks on the USGS Menlo Park campus, circa 1965 (with Chevy Corvair and 1950 Ford). During the early 1960s, three of the key scientists working on the theory of magnetic reversals operated in the Rock Magnetics Laboratory that was housed in these shacks. The Rock Magnetics Laboratory was designated a National Historic Landmark on October 12,

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TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Fire Stations in CA, NV, AZ as of 02/18/21

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Fire Stations in CA, NV, AZ as of 02/18/21

Camera 2, Santa Cruz, California Cowells Beach time-averaged image from video camera looking at the sandy beach and ocean.

Santa Cruz Cowells Beach Webcam Time-Averaged Image

Video camera time-exposure image at Cowells Beach in Santa Cruz, California, looking southward. Learn more about the cameras and how we're using them to study coastal change.

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A view from atop a coastal bluff looking at a sandy beach, waves, and ocean, highlighting areas of movement.

Sunset Beach Camera 1 Dark Image

Video camera dark image at Sunset State Beach in Watsonville, California, looking northwest. Learn more about the cameras and their imagery, and how we're using them to study coastal change.

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TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in CA & NV as of 01/28/21

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in CA & NV as of 01/28/21