Mapping, Remote Sensing, and Geospatial Data

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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 4, 2018
Status: Active

Oglala Sioux Tribe

The U.S. Geological Survey collaborates with Native American Tribes such as the Oglala Sioux Tribe in the collection of data and interpretive studies. Previous and current studies and publications for the Pine Ridge Reservation follow. Publications associated with the Pine Ridge Reservation can be found on the "Publications" tab. Selected photographs are included on the "Multimedia" tab. 

Date published: December 4, 2018
Status: Active

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe

The U.S. Geological Survey collaborates with Native American Tribes such as the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe in the collection of data and interpretive studies. Previous and current studies and publications for the Lower Brule Reservation follow. Publications associated with the Lower Brule Reservation can be found on the "Publications" tab. Selected photographs are included on the "Multimedia" tab...

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

Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS)

The Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) is a consortium of roughly 60 agencies worldwide that work together to ensure international coordination of civil, space-based, earth observation programs for the benefit of all.

As a long-term member of the consortium, USGS is involved in a variety of CEOS Working Groups, Virtual...

Date published: November 29, 2018
Status: Active

Hydrothermal alteration at Yellowstone - linking geophysical models to alteration mineralogy- Paul Bedrosian

This opportunity focuses on integration of geophysical modeling with constraints on alteration mineralogy from spectral measurements on drill core and hyperspectral remote sensing data.

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

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.

Date published: November 8, 2018
Status: Active

Remote Sensing Coastal Change

We use remote-sensing technologies—such as aerial photography, satellite imagery, and lidar (laser-based surveying)—to measure coastal change along U.S. shorelines.