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NOAA's nowCOAST is a web-based tool for viewing coastal and hydrologic data. The tool provides spatially-referenced links to real-time observations and NOAA forecasts for the US seaports, estuaries, coastal ocean, Great Lakes, and rivers. Data types include tides, wave heights, weather, stream flows and water quality. Users navigate the map by selecting locations and stations, then selecting the desired ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, In-situ dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Hydrology, Physical oceanography
 
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This site contains several sets of precipitation data from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Data sources include the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, global precipitation data, and hydrology field experiments. Data sets include real time, monthly or daily global precipitation analyses, precipitation patterns in the tropical Pacific, and El Nino precipitation analyses. Data may be viewed in raw ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Visualization - scientific, In-situ dataset, Modeled dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Hydrology
 
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The SAGUARO project CD-ROM features three learning modules that use GIS to learn about earth system science. The three modules - Exploring Tropical Cyclones, Exploring the Dynamic Earth, and Exploring Water Resources - use GIS to help students identify physical and spatial relationships and construct multiple representations of data as maps, tables, charts, and graphic layouts. The modules use a multimedia ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Module / Unit, Software
Subject: Atmospheric science, Physical geography, Geology, Hydrology
 
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This site provides information about the distribution of arsenic in ground water of the United States. The site features links to publications such as fact sheets, research and reports, as well as numerical data collected from over 20,000 wells. The site also provides maps that show where and to what extent arsenic occurs in ground water across the country. Links to additional resources related to ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Government portal, In-situ dataset
Subject: Environmental science, Geology, Hydrology, Natural hazards
 
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The Toxic Substances Hydrology Program of the USGS performs research to improve characterization and management of contaminated sites,to protect human and environmental health, and to reduce potential future contamination problems. This site features fact sheets, reports, publications, and highlights of research findings and investigations. Topics include soil and groundwater remediation, agricultural ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Photograph, Index / Bibliography, Government portal
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology, Natural hazards
 
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This site provides reports from a British Geological Survey project which assessed the scale of arsenic contamination of groundwater in Bangladesh and examined the possible source, mobility and fate of arsenic in local aquifers. The two reports include several maps and photographs, as well as data sets from the studies. The site also features information about a similar project undertaken in Ghana. ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Abstract / Summary, Report, In-situ dataset
Subject: Environmental science, Geology, Hydrology, Natural hazards
 
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This clearinghouse site features links to a comprehensive collection of resources related to the arsenic health crisis in Bangladesh and India. The site provides links to news articles, reports and other project documents, reference materials, medical information, and an online forum and email newsletter. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Clearinghouse
Subject: Biology, Environmental science, Hydrology, Natural hazards
 
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This site presents a three-part videotape series produced to enhance classroom discussions of the book A Civil Action. The site gives outlines of material covered by each tape and allows users to view sample video clips. The tapes are accompanied by a student course book that includes brief exercises for writing, research, class discussion and role-playing exercises, as well as audio transcripts. ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Module / Unit, Video
Subject: Biology, Environmental science, Hydrology, Policy issues
 
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This USGS report provides an overview of some of the common types of assessments used to determine the vulnerability of ground-water resources to contamination. Scientists can use the methods in this report to provide decision makers with information about how to best manage and protect groundwater resources. The report gives two hypothetical examples of how groundwater vulnerability assessments are ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology, Policy issues
 
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This USGS site explains what an aquifer is and defines the different types of aquifers based on six principal lithologies; sandstone, carbonate, sandstone-carbonate, igneous and metamorphic, sand and gravel, and other rock types. The site features maps and descriptions of the major aquifers in the United States as well as general information about groundwater occurrence and quality. The site also ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Ref. material, Government portal
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Hydrology
 
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