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USGS Seeks Earthquake Hazards Research Proposals

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is soliciting project proposals for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 grants on earthquake hazards science and is authorized to award up to $7 million total.

Coastal Modeling Helps Prioritize Planning and Mitigation Efforts Due to Rising Seas and Storms

New U.S. Geological Survey-led coastal modeling research presents state, federal, and commercial entities with varying storm and sea level-rise scenarios to assist with planning for future infrastructure and mitigation needs along the California coast.

East versus West Coast earthquakes

Damage at the Sherman Building in Washington, D.C., caused by the magnitude 5.8 earthquake in August 2011 in Mineral, Va. Photo: EHT Traceries Fewer quakes...

USGS models: Florence likely to cause short- and long-term beach erosion

Hurricane Florence, a dangerous Category 4 hurricane, is very likely to cause beach erosion along about three-quarters of the North Carolina coast as it makes landfall, and to overwash about 15 percent of that state’s dunes, with less extensive erosion in nearby states, say coastal change experts at the U.S. Geological Survey

USGS installing storm-tide sensors along Carolina coasts

Hurricane response crews from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are installing storm-tide sensors at key locations along the North and South Carolina coasts in advance of Hurricane Florence.

Record Rainfall

Figure 1: Section of a map showing rainfall totals in southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana from Aug. 25 through Sept. 1, 2017, resulting from...

USGS announces changes in LiDAR data distribution

In support of ongoing efforts to provide efficient, cloud-ready, open-data formats for the use of LiDAR data, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Geospatial Program and its associated 3D Elevation Program is transitioning all of its LiDAR data distribution files to LAZ format by September 30, 2018.

Keeping current with map services made easier

Developers using USGS National Map web map services now have an easy way to stay in touch with any upcoming changes to the map services by subscribing to a new Simple Notification Service.

Comprehensive survey confirms NYC water supply

In February, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the results of a scientific study that examined changes in reservoir storage...
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