Data, Tools, and Technology

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Date published: December 14, 2018
Status: Active

USGS Data Delivery Tools

SGS WaterAlert allows users to set notification thresholds for any USGS real-time stream or raingage, water-quality, or groundwater monitoring site and then sends emails or text messages to subscribers whenever the threshold conditions are met, as often as every hour.

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Date published: December 12, 2018
Status: Active

Geospatial Science and Technology

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Southwest Biological Science Center, and more specifically, its River Ecosystem Science branch which includes the Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center (GCMRC), is a preeminent science group that has more than 20 years of experience of providing high-quality, detailed science to resource managers and stakeholders primarily concerned with the effects of dam...

Date published: December 6, 2018
Status: Active

USGS EROS Archive - Radar - Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Processing System

One of the most fundamental characteristics of a SAR system is its frequency (or frequencies) of operation (i.e., the frequency of the radar electromagnetic pulse it emits and receives); radar frequencies range from 3 MHz to 300 GHz.

Date published: December 6, 2018
Status: Active

USGS EROS Archive - Radar - ALOS PALSAR Radar Processing System

The Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) was launched on January 24, 2006 by the Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency (JAXA) and was operational until May 12, 2011. ALOS captured 6.5 million scenes during its five years of operation.

Date published: December 1, 2018
Status: Active

Science Tools for Managers

Through our funded science projects, the CASCs strive to conduct science that is directly useful to resource managers and informs adaptation decision making. CASC supported scientists are developing scientific tools to help managers understand how wildlife might adapt to changing climate, where culturally significant vegetation might be located in the future, and much more.

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Date published: November 30, 2018
Status: Active

The LUCAS Model

Our team is developing the Land Use and Carbon Scenario Simulator (LUCAS) model. LUCAS is a state-and-transition simulation model designed to track changes in land use, land cover, land management, and disturbance, and their impacts on ecosystem carbon storage and flux.

For more information visit the Land Use...

Date published: November 29, 2018
Status: Active

Map Visualization of Groundwater Withdrawals- Dan Goode

The intern will work with USGS researchers to test new applications of the WellFootprint method with USGS groundwater-use data, and to explore additional applications to similar datasets.

Date published: November 29, 2018
Status: Active

Towards Near Surface Ground Motion Characterization in Oklahoma and Texas through Active- and Passive-Seismic Site Characterization- Alan Yong

Earthquakes, such as the 2011 M5.7 Prague, Oklahoma, and recent northern Texas M4 event, demonstrate the need for improved
understanding of site amplification and seismic hazards in the central United States. The intern will be trained by USGS scientists to use the state-of-the-art site investigation methods at seismic station sites in California before applying the methods in Oklahoma...

Date published: November 28, 2018
Status: Active

Hurricane Sandy Response- Linking the Delmarva Peninsula's Geologic Framework to Coastal Vulnerability

The Delmarva Peninsula is a 220-kilometer-long headland, spit, and barrier island complex that was significantly affected by Hurricane Sandy. In order to better constrain controls on coastal vulnerability and evolution, the region’s sediment sources, transport pathways and sediment sinks must be identified. This project defines the geologic framework of the Delmarva coastal system through...

Date published: November 27, 2018
Status: Active

Estimating national inland recreational fish harvest- Abigail Lynch

While recreational fisheries yield is more than ten times that of commercial yield in inland waters, the U.S. does not currently report any recreational harvest up to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). This project is aimed at using a novel approach to provide a U.S.-wide estimate of recreational inland fish harvest and project it with global change. 

Date published: November 27, 2018
Status: Active

Water Withdrawal Footprint Visualizations- Daniel Goode

Decision makers, water use stakeholders, and the public at large need intuitive visualizations of the status and trends in water use in order to make wise management decisions. How can we best turn newly available details on water use in the US into geospatial information that can be easily understood, without biasing that information. Help us create maps that make our water use data come...

Date published: November 13, 2018
Status: Active

Using Video Imagery to Study Wave Dynamics: Isla Verde

Four video cameras overlook the coast at Isla Verde in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Two of them focus on the shoreline: Camera 1 looks at the nearby beach and eastward along the shore, and Camera 2 looks farther away to the eastern end of the beach. The other two look out across the reefs: Camera 3 to the north-northwest, and Camera 4 to the northeast.