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Date published: January 31, 2017

Geologic and Mineral Resource Studies in Alaska

Geologic, geophysical, and geochemical studies evaluate Alaska’s mineral endowment of strategic and critical minerals not found elsewhere in the United States.

Date published: January 31, 2017

Laboratories, Analytical Research, and Methods Development

Laboratories provide data to help characterize and improve understanding of mineral resources and materials. Diverse technique and method development support our Program's research and provide data to other land management agencies and the public.

Date published: January 31, 2017

Minerals Information and Materials Flow

Information on domestic and international supplies and uses of mineral commodities is essential to the U.S. economy and to national security. Statistics and information on domestic and international minerals production, consumption, and materials flow is collected based on surveys of the domestic mineral industry and foreign governments.

Date published: January 31, 2017

Data Analysis, Inventory, and Delivery

Comprehensive data storage and delivery systems serve mineral resource and related data to USGS scientists and the general public.

Date published: January 24, 2017

Maps Made with Light Show the Way

The topic, officially, was water. But during a scientific conference in Butte, Montana, in 2013, earthquake expert Michael Stickney glimpsed something unexpected in a three-dimensional lidar image of the Bitterroot Valley in nearby Missoula.

Date published: December 14, 2016
Status: Active

Development of Computer Software for the Analysis of Animal Population Parameters

Biologists at USGS Patuxent, as well as cooperating agencies are constantly looking for new ways of answering questions about the status of animal populations and how animal populations change over time. To address these questions, data are collected on captures and or sightings of animals which can be used to estimate parameters which affect the population using legacy software. Over time,...

Contacts: James Hines
Date published: November 19, 2016
Status: Archived

Community Model for Coastal Sediment Transport

This project is complete and the website is archived and no longer updated.

The U.S. Geological Survey and others are promoting the development of an open-source numerical model for sediment-transport in coastal regions. We are collaborating with other federal agencies...

Date published: November 7, 2016

Zone Mapping with Landsat Imagery

Farmers have long known that not all areas in a field produce the same yield, yet the ability to measure and map this variability is a fairly recent arrival in agronomic management. The practice of measuring and mapping yield limiting variables throughout a field is generally referred to as zone mapping (Zhang and others, 2010). Zone maps are used to identify areas within a field that express...

Contacts: Holly Miller
Date published: November 7, 2016
Status: Active

Agriculture from 'Landsat Imagery: A Unique Resource'

Landsat satellites provide high-quality, multi-spectral imagery of the surface of the Earth. These moderate-resolution, remotely sensed images are not just pictures, but contain many layers of data collected at different points along the visible and invisible light spectrum. 

Date published: November 7, 2016

Wyoming State Engineer’s Office and Riverside Technologies, Inc: Consumptive use Monitoring for Colorado River Compact

The Colorado River provides water to seven states as well as the Republic of Mexico. The seven states which receive water from the river system are Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Water is divided between these entities primarily based on three documents.

Contacts: Holly Miller
Date published: November 7, 2016

Space Policy

The USGS is required by the Federal government to provide and archive remotely sensed data such as Landsat imagery. The National Space Policy of 2010 states that:“The Secretary of the Interior, through the Director of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), shall: conduct research on natural and human-induced changes to Earth’s land, land cover, and inland surface waters, and manage a...

Contacts: Holly Miller
Date published: November 7, 2016

Morocco Irrigation Efficiencies Improvements: Riverside Technology, Inc.

Morocco’s irrigation systems and water-allocation methods. Eighty-five percent of the water in Morocco is consumed by irrigated agriculture. Increases in population and drought seasons have made it difficult for Morocco to use reservoirs and irrigation infrastructure. Groundwater has been relied on extensively by irrigators to meet their water demand. The increase in groundwater pumping leads...

Contacts: Holly Miller