Unified Interior Regions

Puerto Rico

States L2 Landing Page Tabs

Filter Total Items: 108
Excerpt of satellite image showing landslide impacts to Highway PR-109 and buildings in the Anasco Municipality.
December 31, 2017

LS Preliminary Puerto Rico

Excerpt of satellite image showing landslide impacts to Highway PR-109 and buildings in the Anasco Municipality. Points identify the approximate location of roads and buildings visibly impacted by landslides. Image filename contains approximate latitude and longitude of impact location.

Excerpt of satellite image showing landslide impacts to Highway PR-444 and buildings in the Moca Municipality.
December 31, 2017

LS Preliminary Puerto Rico

Excerpt of satellite image showing landslide impacts to Highway PR-444 and buildings in the Moca Municipality. Points identify the approximate location of roads and buildings visibly impacted by landslides. Image filename contains approximate latitude and longitude of impact location.

September 30, 2017

USGS Hurricane Preparedness

Before a hurricane, USGS Scientists undertake a data collection effort of a grand scale. They install a temporary mobile network of sensors along the coasts to collect additional data on the intensity of storm surge, one of the most dangerous elements of a hurricane. This effort provides critical information that allows various USGS partners and emergency responders to

...
September 29, 2017

Image of the Week - Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Landsat 8 imagery shows the change in vegetation on Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

At the USGS EROS Center, we study land change, operate the Landsat satellites, and maintain the longest, continuously acquired collection of images of the Earth's land surface.

USGS EROS Center (https://eros.usgs.gov/)

Preparing to measure Irma's storm surge in Puerto Rico
September 4, 2017

Preparing to measure Irma's storm surge in Puerto Rico

Along the northeast coast of Puerto Rico, USGS hydrologic technician Francisco Almanzar surveys reference elevation points to ensure the accuracy of water level data. Almanzar and other USGS employees installed nine storm surge sensors along the coast on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 as Hurricane Irma approached. 

July 31, 2017

A Current Immersion

Curt Storlazzi of the USGS explains how the water cycle pulled him into oceanography, and how his personal interests parallel his profession.
 

video thumbnail: Climate Connections: Questions from Puerto Rico
October 31, 2011

Climate Connections: Questions from Puerto Rico

America has questions about climate change, and the USGS has real answers. In this episode of Climate Connections, USGS scientists answer questions gathered from Puerto Rico. Questions include:

- Why has the rainy season been so long in Puerto Rico?
- How is global warming impacting the island of Puerto Rico?
- What are solar storms and are they

...