Unified Interior Regions

Region 5: Missouri Basin

USGS Science Centers in the Missouri Basin Region

For more information on what each center is doing in the Missouri Basin, please follow the links below!

Wyoming - Montana Water Science Center

Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center

Kansas Water Science Center

Nebraska Water Science Center

Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

Dakota Water Science Center

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December 11, 2015

What's the Big Idea? — Charting Change from the Skies

Tom Loveland, research scientist with the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, explains how he uses data — both past and present — to help scientists, natural resource managers, and the public better understand how the face of the planet is shifting and what that change means.

Kootenai River downstream of confluence with sediment laden Fisher River
December 9, 2015

Kootenai Riv downstream of confluence with sediment laden Fisher River

The difference in the sediment loads between the Kootenai River and Fisher River is easy to spot shortly downstream of their confluence. The Fisher River had a lot of flow and sediment from the recent rains and added muddy water to the clear Kootenai River. The Kootenai is clear because this site is just downstream of the Libby Dam. 

Resolve low-level flight system
October 31, 2015

Resolve low-level flight system

In this image, a helicopter towing a large, cylindrical sensor makes low-level flights as part of a USGS remote geophysical survey, which collects data about underground geology. The scientific system, called Resolve, is operated by CGG Canada Services, Ltd. 

October 21, 2015

What's the Big Idea? — Creating Cleaner Energy from Coal

Elliott Barnhart, a hydrologist with the USGS Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center, describes his work developing what could be a cleaner way to develop coal.

October 21, 2015

What's the Big Idea?—Using Weather Equip. to Monitor Animal Movement

Robb Diehl, research ecologist at the USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, explains how he uses remote sensing technology — particularly weather radar — to better understand  how flying animals affect human activities.

Producer: Jacob Massey, USGS
Camera: Paul Laustsen, USGS

 

color photograph
October 19, 2015

Earth Resources Observation and Science Center

The exterior of the Earth Resources Observation and Science Center near Sioux Falls, SD, USA. 

External image of EROS Center
October 19, 2015

External image of EROS Center

External view of the EROS Center on a fall day. Watch and hear a video regarding the Center at this URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE_vsuGxso8

Remote geophysical sensor
October 6, 2015

Remote geophysical sensor

This sensor, called a bird, is tethered to a helicopter during USGS geophysical surveys. As the helicopter flies low over specific areas, the bird transmits electromagnetic waves deep into the ground to measure the below-surface physical properties. This scientific system is called Resolve and is operated by CGG Canada Servives, Ltd. The bird pictured here was used for a

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Old Montana Farmhouse
September 30, 2015

Old Montana Farmhouse

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Sampling for alpine insects above the stream in Glacier National Park.
September 21, 2015

Sampling for alpine insects above the stream in Glacier National Park.

A scientist is working to collect alpine insects by picking through moss below tiny, cold, alpine streams. This spot was below a small seep on a slope above a tributary to the Dry Fork, North of the Two Medicine area in Glacier National Park. 

Harmful algal blooms turn water in Milford Lake emerald green
September 18, 2015

Harmful algal blooms turn water in Milford Lake emerald green

Harmful algal blooms turn water in Milford Lake emerald green

Processing a YELL NAWQA sample
September 16, 2015

Processing a YELL NAWQA sample

Processing a YELL NAWQA sample