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Covering trench wall to protect it from rain
September 12, 2017

Teton Fault

Jaime, Rich, Nicole, Ryan, and Dean set up plastic sheets and tarps to protect the critical part of the trench in case of rain.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Villlage
September 11, 2017

Teton Fault

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) in Teton Village, with the trench site and other highlights in the area labeled.

Cleaning the trench
September 11, 2017

Teton Fault

Mark, Nicole, Rich, Ryan, Dean taking out the "trash" from the base of the trench.

Tour of Teton fault trench
September 11, 2017

Teton Fault

Chris gives the JHMR engineers a quick tour of the trench. 

Studying the trench walls
September 10, 2017

Teton Fault

Scientists study the trench walls.

Scientists survey the trench control points
September 10, 2017

Teton Fault

Jaime and Nicole survey the trench control points with RTK GPS. At this point the GPS survey is redundant, but later we (mostly Jaime) will compare the GPS, total station, and scale bar data (not shown) to evaluate accuracy and ease of use for future trenches.

Panoramic photo of trench
September 9, 2017

Teton Fault

Panoramic photo from the top of the trench.

Scientists set up control points
September 9, 2017

Teton Fault

Ryan, Rich, Jaime, and Nicole discuss the best approach to surveying control points with the total station.

Setting up the total station
September 9, 2017

Teton Fault

Ryan, Rich, Jaime, and Nicole discuss the best approach to surveying control points with the total station.

Scientists wait on site
September 9, 2017

Teton Fault

Mark and Dean patiently wait for Chris to photograph the trench wall while enjoying the cloud cover.

Scientist removes silt from trench wall
September 8, 2017

Teton Fault

Mark Zellman uses the leaf blower to remove silt from the trench wall. 

September 7, 2017

Excavating the Teton Trench September 2017 - Day 2

USGS scientists Rich Briggs, Ryan Gold, Chris DuRoss, and Jaime Delano spent September 5-21, 2017 outside of Jackson, Wyoming doing fieldwork at a site to collect paleoseismology data on a segment of the Teton Fault. This video shows the second day of the site excavation inside the flagged the boundaries set up by the group.
 

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USGS
June 22, 2004

Trace amounts of pesticides or volative organic compounds (VOCs) were detected in ground water sampled from public-supply wells in Salt Lake Valley if the age of the sampled water was less than about 50 years, according to a report recently released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

USGS
June 22, 2004

A 5-year study by the U.S. Geological Survey on the occurrence and distribution of trace elements and synthetic organic compounds in sediment and fish from the Great Salt Lake Basin area of Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming found that trace elements were elevated in areas affected by historic mining, and organic compounds were highest at sites with urban and agricultural land use.

USGS science for a changing world logo
May 14, 2004

America’s rivers and streams are generally suitable for irrigation, supplying drinking water, and home and recreational uses. However, in areas with significant agricultural and urban development, the quality of our nation’s water resources has been degraded by contaminants such as pesticides, nutrients, and gasoline-related compounds.

USGS
May 14, 2004

America’s rivers and streams are generally suitable for irrigation, supplying drinking water, and home and recreational uses. However, in areas with significant agricultural and urban development, the quality of our nation’s water resources has been degraded by contaminants such as pesticides, nutrients, and gasoline-related compounds.

Set of frying pan springs located between Porkchop Geyser and Basti...
December 1, 2003

Yellowstone Caldera Chronicles is a weekly article written by U.S. Geological Survey Yellowstone Volcano Observatory scientists and colleagues. This week's article is about monitoring the geysers in the Norris Geyser Basin.

USGS science for a changing world logo
October 8, 2003

Included this month:

Hurricane Isabel Makes Her Mark on the North Carolina Coast

Mayans in the Everglades?

Submerged Ice Bridge Reveals Ancient Secrets About Alaska

America’s Deepest Coral Reef

Young Tortises on Mojave’s Menu

Measuring Floods From A Distance

Is the World’s Fuel Tank on Empty?

USGS
February 14, 2003

Not long ago, conventional wisdom was that you couldn’t predict the climate for more than a few days in advance. Then came the awareness of El Niño and La Niña and the forecast window increased to as much as 6 to 9 months, depending on the region and season.

USGS science for a changing world logo
December 16, 2002

The USGS has just completed an assessment of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and natural gas resources in five geologic basins in the Rocky Mountain region. The assessed basins are: Uinta-Piceance of Colorado and Utah, Southwestern Wyoming (Greater Green River Basin), San Juan Basin of New Mexico and Colorado, Montana Thrust Belt, and the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana.

USGS
December 16, 2002

The USGS has just completed an assessment of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and natural gas resources in five geologic basins in the Rocky Mountain region.

USGS science for a changing world logo
May 14, 2001

 

May 14, 2001 – The U. S. Geological Survey (USGS), Yellowstone National Park and the University of Utah have signed an agreement to establish the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory to strengthen long-term monitoring of earthquakes and the slumbering volcano beneath Yellowstone National Park. 

USGS science for a changing world logo
May 8, 2001

Federal, state and local policy makers will gather in Casper, Wyoming, on May 9-10 to examine science issues associated with the development of coalbed methane. The two-day conference and field trip, sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), will examine a number of topics including: what is coalbed methane, how it forms, where it occurs, how it is developed, and consequences of development.

USGS
May 8, 2001

 Federal, state and local policy makers will gather in Casper, Wyoming, on May 9-10 to examine science issues associated with the development of coalbed methane.