Why was an earthquake in Virginia felt at more than twice the distance than a similar-sized earthquake in California?
The team’s primary responsibility is to conduct Landsat-based scientific research and engineering studies, develop useful data products and applications and share the results of its work with the USGS, NASA and others. Members will serve a five-year term from 2018 to 2023.
FEV (an interactive map) provides viewable and downloadable flood event data
To learn more about USGS’ role providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Harvey, visit the USGS Hurricane Harvey page. UPDATE: This story has been revised to reflect new NOAA-National Hurricane Center storm surge projections which were released August 25 at 7 a.m.
Agricultural crops can wither in a flash when the days turn hot, the air dries, the rain stops and moisture evaporates quickly from the soil. A new early warning system can help alert managers and others as drought begins to happen.
The U.S. Geological Survey releases a new tile cached map service for hydrography
Access to consistent high-quality images to study changes on Earth’s surface is getting easier. The USGS Landsat standard (Level-1) product inventory is now structured by data quality and offers improved calibration. Data designated as Tier 1 provide the highest accuracy and can be reliably used to analyze changes to Earth’s surface over time.
Participation in The National Map Corps made easier for citizen scientists.
Contract for Geospatial Services Spans Five Years
As part of The National Map transition to cloud hosting, several of the National Map Orthoimagery Services will be provided under new URL’s.