Geology

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Alaska Volcano Observatory - AVO Online Library contains:

  • "4299 references pertinent to Quaternary volcanism in Alaska
  • The most complete bibliography for Alaska volcano information: contains scholarly articles, AVO publications, student theses, as well as critical newspaper accounts and historical (1840-1950) references."
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"The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a Digital Library portal for researchers in Astronomy and Physics, operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) under a NASA grant. The ADS maintains three bibliographic databases containing more than 8.8 million records: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, and arXiv e-prints. The main body of data in the ADS consists of bibliographic records, which are searchable through highly customizable query forms, and full-text scans of much of the astronomical literature which can be browsed or searched via our full-text search interface. Integrated in its databases, the ADS provides access and pointers to a wealth of external resources, including electronic articles, data catalogs and archives. We currently have links to over 8.9 million records maintained by our collaborators." from web site

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Search Coastal and Marine Geology Program Resources by topic, geograpical area, or content type. Content types include general information, project information, educational materials, photographs, movies, maps, publications, and data sets.

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"One of the major objectives of Consortium of Organizations for Strong-Motion Observation Systems - COSMOS is to promote the advancement of strong-motion measurement in densely urbanized areas and other locations of special significance to a society likely to be struck by future earthquakes ." from web site

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"EarthTrends is a comprehensive online database, maintained by the World Resources Institute, that focuses on the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape our world." from Web site

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"The Members organisations of EuroGeoSurveys are the key metadata and spatial data/ information providers not only on the subsurface of their individual countries, but also at the European scale and for developing countries. This page provides access to the key existing freely accessible metadata bases, spatial databases and information of European scale or relevant to the developing countries." from web site

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"The Geosciences Node of NASA's Planetary Data System (PDS) archives and distributes digital data related to the study of the surfaces and interiors of terrestrial planetary bodies. We work directly with NASA missions to help them generate well-documented, permanent data archives. We provide data to NASA-sponsored researchers upon request, along with expert assistance in using the data. Our focus is mainly on serving the planetary science community, but we also provide some support for the general user interested in geoscience data." from Web site

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"The Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) World Wide Web pages provide hypertext links to information about many different groups at NASA/MSFC as well as other non-NASA sites. The suitability and content of information accessible from the GHRC Home Page is the responsiblity of the organizations at the GHRC or elsewhere that maintain that information. Each MSFC group has a contact listed at the bottom of its page. If you have questions about the content of a particular home page or information related to it, please contact the appropriate author, webmaster, and/or the Responsible NASA Official by following the highlighted links." from Web site

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"The GSA Data Repository was established in 1974. It is an open file in which authors of articles in our journals can place information that supplements and expands on their article. These supplements will not appear in print but may be obtained from GSA.

For each item placed in the Repository, a unique key number is included in a footnote with the printed article (ex: 2007001 is entry 1 for 2007). Use this key to order Repository items in the following ways. Occasionally a number may be missing from our lists; in such cases, the number was not used." from Web site

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"GNS Science Limited holds more than 19 major databases, files, and collections of scientific and commercial importance. They are national in scope and are continuously updated.

Information in these databases is useful for scientific research and for planning and management related to land use , the environment , earthquakes , volcanoes , geology , minerals , groundwater , the petroleum exploration industry, and the geothermal energy industry." from web site

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"The Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS) provides access to data portals for the NSF-supported Ridge 2000 and MARGINS programs, the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Data Synthesis, the Global Multi-Resolution Topography Synthesis, and Seismic Reflection Field Data Portal. These portals were developed and are maintained as a single integrated system, providing free public access to a wide variety of primarily marine geoscience data collected during expeditions throughout the global oceans. In addition to these Data Portals, MGDS also is host to the US Antarctic Program Data Coordination Center (USAP-DCC) which provides tools to help scientists find Antarctic data of interest and satisfy their obligation to share data under the NSF Office of Polar Programs (OPP) data policy." from Web site

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"An atlas that gathers and presents information designed to help us understand continental-scale environmental issues has been released by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, CEC. The North American Environmental Atlas is intended for use by both environmental scientists and the citizens of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Its maps and services are designed to help the public visualize environmental topics at a continental scale. An example of this is the pollutant mapping tool in Google Earth that allows you to explore information about more than 30,000 facilities across our Nation, Mexico, and Canada. For professional users of geographic information, this Atlas offers basic cartographic and environmental data for the continent at no cost.

Map Layers include Agriculture, Biology, Boundaries, Climate, Environment, Geology, History, Map Reference, People, Transportation, and Water." from web site

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"The National Directory of Geoscience Data Repositories is the report of a survey conducted by the American Geological Institute in 1996. Repositories holding geoscience data, particularly cores, cuttings, and paper records were surveyed and compiled into a report. This report is now available electronically via this web site. Please check back soon for additional data repositories and new ways of accessing the data." from Web site

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"Earthquakes pose significant risk to 75 million Americans in 39 States. The USGS is the only Federal agency with responsibility for recording and reporting earthquake activity nationwide. Citizens, emergency responders, and engineers rely on the USGS for accurate and timely information on where an earthquake occurred, how much the ground shook in different locations, and what the likelihood is of future significant ground shaking." from web site

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"NGDC archives hundreds of digital data files and analog data sets ( paper, film, etc. ) containing descriptions and analyses of marine and lacustrine sediment and rocks from the sea floor. Data are compiled from US institutions and from international sources through exchange mechanisms including the World Data Center system." from web site

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"Natural hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes affect both coastal and inland areas. Long-term data from these events, including photographs, can be used to establish the past record of natural hazard event occurrences. These data are also important for planning, response, and mitigation of future events.

The National Geophysical Data Center plays a major role in post-event data collection. We also assist in the detection, location, and evaluation of the extent of certain hazards using satellite data. The types of hazards detected using the Defense Meteorological Satellite include fires, floods, hurricanes, and cyclones." from web site

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"The National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) is stored in a geodatabase implementation of the NHD model. This provides great flexibility and efficiency to allow the data to work well in analysis using a geographic information system (GIS). To maximize the capability of the NHD, users should download the data in a file-based or personal geodatabase known as NHDinGEO. For those using the NHD to create simple maps, a shapefile version known as NHDinSHAPE also is available." from Web site

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"The NODC archives and distributes global oceanographic data and information. The data is used to preserve a historical record of the Earth's changing environment for ocean climate research, and for operational applications. NODC provides data products and services to scientists, engineers, resource managers, policy makers, outdoor adventurers and hobbyists, as well as other users in the United States and around the world." from web site

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"We support research into our world's frozen realms: the snow, ice, glacier, frozen ground, and climate interactions that make up Earth's cryosphere. Scientific data, whether taken in the field or relayed from satellites orbiting Earth, form the foundation for the scientific research that informs the world about our planet and our climate systems." from Web site

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GPS data maintained by United States Naval Observatory.

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Access several data sets available from the NCDC including

  • Local Climatological Data,
  • Climatological Data,
  • Hourly Precipitation Data,
  • Storm Data,
  • Monthly Climatic Data for the World, and
  • Climatological Data National Summary.
Some datasets can only be accessed with a University of Akron IP. If off-campus, see VPN. For more information, please select Ask a Librarian link.

Dataset Documentation and Metadata is available for many datasets. You can access datasets in many cases here as well, but must be re-directed several times to access the dataset for some of them.

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"Janus Web provides access to ODP's Oracle relational database Janus. The database contains 450 tables of ODP's marine geoscience data that are collected onboard the drillship JOIDES Resolution. The database includes paleontological , lithostratigraphic , chemical , physical , sedimentological , and geophysical data for ocean sediments and hard rocks ." from web site

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See Ohio Geological survey for maps, data sets, and more. See other divisions via the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Web Site

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"OGRIP (Ohio Geographically Referenced Information Program) is an organization whose goals are to: encourage the creation of digital geographic data of value to multiple users, foster the ability to easily determine what geographic data exists and foster the ability to easily access and use this data.

OGRIP is made up primarily of volunteers who share a common interest in the development of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and use of geographic information in Ohio. These volunteers include representatives of several state agencies, local and regional governments, utilities, universities, private organizations and other interested individuals." from Web site

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"The Digital Chart of the World - DCW is an Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. - ESRI product originally developed for the US Defense Mapping Agency - DMA using DMA data.

The data are provided for each country in the world with political boundaries from 1990. Data can be downloaded, imported and transformed for use in ESRI ArcView and ArcInfo products." from web site

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Go here to find soil survey data. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (a division of the USDA) maintains the Web Soil Survey as well as the NRCS Soil Science Division website. Their guide for soil scientists is particularly useful. You could also see some soil surveys we have at UAkron.

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"STORET (short for STOrage and RETrieval) is a repository for water quality, biological, and physical data and is used by state environmental agencies, EPA and other federal agencies, universities, private citizens, and many others. Take a minute to browse around our site or click on the water drop to retrieve monitoring data!" from Web site

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"CO-OPS provides the national infrastructure, science, and technical expertise to monitor, assess, and distribute tide, current, water level, and other coastal oceanographic products and services that support NOAA's mission of environmental stewardship and environmental assessment and prediction. CO-OPS provides operationally sound observations and monitoring capabilities coupled with operational Nowcast Forecast modeling." from Web site

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"The UNAVCO Facility in Boulder, Colorado is the primary operational activity of UNAVCO, Inc. and exists to support university and other research investigators in their use of Global Positioning System technology for Earth sciences research. The Facility performs this task in part by archiving GPS data and data products for current and future applications. Other data types that scientists use for Earth deformation studies are also held in the UNAVCO Archive collections. The Facility is funded under multi-year grants from the National Science Foundation - NSF and National Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASA ." from web site

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"A catalog of earth science data produced by the U.S. Geological Survey. Here you'll find documentation with links to the data files. To use the data, you'll need scientific software such as GIS." from Web site

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"The USGS mission is to provide water information that benefits the Nation's citizens: Publications, data, maps, and applications software. USGS Water Resources offices are located in every State." from web site

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