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The US Geological Survey (USGS) and Esri are pleased to announce the publication of the most detailed global ecological land units map in the world. This exciting new global data set provides a science platform for better understanding and accounting of the world's resources. Scientists, land...
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Published in 2017
The video briefly recounts the eruptive history of Halema'uma'u and describes the formation and continued growth of the current summit vent and lava lake. It features USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists sharing their insights on the summit eruption -- how they monitor the lava lake, how and...
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This database contains a collection of USGS videos and animations that provides a broad representation of USGS research available through visual media. With one exception, all the products in this database are considered public domain and may be viewed or reproduced free of charge. Contents are...
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Preliminary computer simulation of the landslide that occurred on March 22, 2014 along State Route 530 near Oso, Washington. Credit: David L. George and Richard M. Iverson, US Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory.
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This interactive map allows the user to search for mineral resources across the world.
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The Global Seismographic Network is a permanent digital network of state-of-the-art seismological and geophysical sensors connected by a telecommunications network, serving as a multi-use scientific facility and societal resource for monitoring, research, and education.
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Published in 2014
This video will help you learn to read seismograms.
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From aftershocks to wavefronts, this site will help you to vizualize complex processes.
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Simplified maps showing the locations of hazards from ash, pyroclastic flows, and lahars.
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US Topo maps repackage geographic information system (GIS) data in traditional map form; this benefits non-specialist map users, as well as applications that need traditional maps. Read more about topographic maps, view and learn what different symbols mean, and find out how maps can be purchased.
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Published in 2016
These data describe land cover type, and are based on 10 years (2001-2010) of Collection 5.1 MCD12Q1 land cover type data. The map is generated by choosing, for each pixel, the land cover classification with the highest overall confidence from 2001-2010, as described in Broxton et al., 2014. As...
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Published in 2016
These global land cover layers are the product of a collaboration between USGS and the University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences. Thirty meter resolution raster data layers for circa 2010 tree cover and bare ground and a persistent surface water layer 2000-2012, have been derived...
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The USGS Land Cover Institute posts great links to a huge amount of land cover/land use sites, for the US and around the globe.. Links here include most of the datasets listed in this article, and many more esoteric data such as river observations, aquifers data and ocean colour information....
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The surface of the Earth is always changing. Some changes like earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, and landslides happen quickly and other changes, such as most erosional processes, happen slowly over time. It's often hard to see these changes from ground level. A much broader view is needed, and...
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These pages provide access to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Online access to this data is organized around the...
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The National Geologic Map Database is a collaborative effort by USGS and the state geological surveys. This is a great map of the United States that is user friendly and helpful in order to access USGS topo maps.
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Photo Collections from the USGS
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Maps, Imagery, and Publications from USGS
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Photostream and albums from the United States Geological Survey
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This website has great maps of tectonic plates and shake maps where earthquakes are likely to occur. Learn and explore everything about earthquakes.
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