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This report discusses how natural processes and human activities affect the interactions of ground water and surface water, and the importance of considering ground water and surface water as a single resource. Topics include natural processes of ground- and surface-water interaction; chemical interactions; and the effect of landscapes on these interactions. There is also discussion of the effects ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Map, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material, Report
Subject: Environmental science, Physical geography, Geochemistry, Hydrology
 
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This report describes the results of a major United States Geological Survey (USGS) geologic and oceanographic study of the Gulf of the Farallones, adjacent to the San Francisco Bay region. The first of its kind, the investigation was intended to establish a scientific database for an area of 3,400 square kilometers (1,000 square nautical miles) on the continental shelf for the purpose of evaluating ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Environmental science, Physical geography, Geology, Biological oceanography
 
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This report outlines the key elements of a comprehensive and effective national strategy for reducing losses from landslides nationwide and provides an assessment of the status, needs, and associated costs of this strategy. Topics include the rising costs resulting from landslide damage, the role of the federal government in mitigating this hazard, and some features of the new strategy such as partnerships ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Report
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards, Policy issues
 
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This report provides an overview of the changes that occurred in lakes in the region around Mount St. Helens following the eruption of May 18, 1980. Topics include water chemistry, sediment supply, and biology. Other factors which are discussed include the proximity of lakes to the volcano, and whether they were situated in the blast zone or simply received ashfall from the eruption. Links to related ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This report summarizes the Volcano Hazards Program of the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Topics include its goals and activities, some key accomplishments, and a plan for future operations. There are also discussions of active and potentially active volcanoes in the U.S., the role of the USGS volcano observatories, prediction of eruptions, and potential danger to aircraft from volcanic plumes. ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This report discusses the spatial distribution of the largest, most damaging floods in the United States and some of the factors that affect this distribution. Topics include regional climatology, topography, and basin size. A discussion of climatological factors includes the general northward trend of decreasing atmospheric moisture; proximity to oceanic moisture sources such as the Pacific Ocean ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Climatology, Hydrology, Natural hazards
 
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This report, part of a series that analyzes population and housing data collected from the census of 2000, highlights population size and distribution changes between 1990 and 2000 in regions, states, counties, and large cities. Data, maps, and discussion are used to examine the size of the population increase, which states and regions experienced the largest growth, where the largest proportion of ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Report
Subject: Human geography
 
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This report provides an overview of the exchange of greenhouse gases, their influences on climate, viability of ecosystems, distribution of biomes, quantities of surface- and ground-water, and some research projects in place to investigate these influences. Topics include lake-atmosphere carbon dioxide exchange, sequestering and exchange of atmospheric carbon dioxide in boreal and subalpine forests, ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry
 
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This four-page fact sheet provides a brief summary of the analysis of land use in urban environments. Topics include the rapid growth in urban populations, some of the methods used to analyze land use change (mapping, databases, time series documents), and some of the concerns and possible consequences created by the rapid shift of human populations to urban centers. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Report
Subject: Human geography
 
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This fact sheet provides an overview of the hazards presented by landslides and debris flows, particluarly in wet weather conditions in landslide-prone areas. Topics include a discussion of the characteristics of debris flows, and suggestions for residents who live in steep, hilly terrain which is subject to periodic heavy rains. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Photograph, Report
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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