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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 purpose of the AAPG Foundation’s Grants-in-Aid program is to foster research in the geosciences . Grants are made to provide financial assistance to graduate students (currently enrolled in Masters or Ph.D. programs) whose thesis research has application to the search for and development of petroleum and energy-mineral resources , and/or to related environmental geology issues.

Grants are based on merit, and in part, on the financial needs of the applicant. Although the focus of the program is the support of qualified candidates for Masters or equivalent degrees, qualified doctoral candidates are also encouraged to apply.

Factors weighed in selecting successful applicants include: the qualifications of an applicant as indicated by past performance; originality and imagination of the proposed project; support of the department in which the work is being done; and perceived significance of the project to petroleum, energy minerals and related environmental geology." from web site

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Contact information and web sites for State Geological Surveys.

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"Selected publications on geology and water resources written by USGS authors are listed below. Many of them are available for inspection at the Ohio District office and at large public and university libraries. The publications are grouped either 1) alphabetized by county or 2) alphabetized by author for general-area Ohio publications. If the abstract or report is online the link is also included.

Many USGS reports on water resources are now being served online. Most publications located at this site and other USGS sites can be located by subject, author, date, USGS series or publication series number by using the reports and thematic maps electronic Publications Warehouse." from web site

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From Australian Speleological Federation Administration Handbook 1997 edition

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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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"For more than a decade, COS has been a leading provider of information resources to researchers, scholars and other professionals around the globe. COS brings together the world's most prominent scientists, researchers and scholars at thousands of universities, corporations and government agencies worldwide. COS provides services that enable these professionals to find the funding, people and information that are important to their work." from web site

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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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EARTH Magazine classifieds contain employment and educational opportunities. RSS feeds are available.

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"The Earth Science World Image Bank is a service provided by the American Geological Institute, AGI. This Image Bank is designed to provide quality geoscience images to the public, educators, and the geoscience community." 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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Search for patents using the EP (EPO - last 24 months), WIPO (WO - last 24 months), or the Worldwide database. The Worldwide database contains patents from over 80 countries and regions with different coverage years for individual countries.

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Selected Famous People in Geology and Speleology, provided by Jochen Duckeck (see terms of use).

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"InfoOil Careers gives you the tools you need to get employed. Whether you are looking for an Engineering, Geologist, Operator, Driller, Toolpusher, Roughneck, Mudlogger, or any other position, we offer you the best place to post your resume. Your resume will get instant exposure to employers and recruiters in the oil and gas industry from around the world." from web site

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"Geoindicators are measures ( magnitudes, frequencies, rates, trends ) of geological processes and phenomena, occurring at or near the Earth's surface and subject to changes that are significant for understanding environmental change over periods of 100 years or less." from web site

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"Whether your are looking for a job or an employee, GeoJobs Network will locate what you have in mind. The fastest and best way to find the career you're looking for. Job Seekers can post resumes online and search for suitable employment opportunities! Start a free account today and post your resume online!" from web site

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"The database consists of references to geologic field trip guidebooks of North America. Most of the guidebooks cited are from the period 1940-1988. A few are from earlier years. Geoscience Information Society (GSIS) volunteers have added many post-1988 guidebooks to the database. Beginning in 2002, new guidebooks will be added to GeoRef as part of the regular database production, and then added to the guidebook database from the GeoRef records. GSIS will keep GeoRef informed about new guidebooks by maintaining on its web site a list of new guidebooks that are not yet in the guidebook database. GSIS members can add new guidebooks they acquire for their libraries to this list. GeoRef will periodically request loans of guidebooks on this list, for input into GeoRef and the guidebook database.

The guidebook database contains the information in the print publication The Union List of Geologic Field Trip Guidebooks of North America, sixth edition, compiled and edited by the Geoscience Information Society Guidebooks Committee, Richard Spohn, Chair, and published by the American Geological Institute in 1996." from web site

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Provided online by the publisher of Geology and Essentials of Geology.

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Locate various subjects covered in GIS Proceedings from 1966 to 1994

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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 Glossary of Geology contains nearly 40,000 entries, including 3,600 new terms and nearly 13,000 entries with revised definitions from the previous edition. Additions and changes reflecting both advances in scientific thought and changes in usage make this database indispensable to professional earth scientists and students. In addition to definitions, many entries include background information and aids to syllabication.

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Search books full-text. Snippet view or limited preview are available for books that are under copyright. Books that are not under copyright are available for free download.

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Search the full-text of US patents provided by the United States Patent and Trademark Office - USPTO .

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Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.

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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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"The purpose of these Handbooks is to provide, in highly accessible form, selected critical data for professional and student solid Earth and planetary geophysicists. Coverage of topics and authors were carefully chosen to fulfill these objectives. These volumes represent the third version of the Handbook of Physical Constants. Several generations of solid Earth scientists have found these handbooks to be the most frequently used item in their personal library." from publisher's web site

Global Earth Physics

Mineral Physics and Crystallography

Rock Physics and Phase Relations

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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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"Effective communication in science requires accurate and precise internationally acceptable terminology and procedures. The Abridged Version of the International Stratigraphic Guide, like the Guide itself, was developed to promote international agreement on principles of stratigraphic classification and to develop an internationally acceptable stratigraphic terminology and rules of procedure in the interest of improved accuracy and precision in international communication, coordination, and understanding. It is not a revision of the Guide but a short version that omits history, explanatory text, and exemplification, the glossaries and the bibliography." from publisher's 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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"This mineral database contains 4,442 individual mineral species descriptions with links and a comprehensive image library.

Mineral data for individual species are linked to mineral tables by crystallography, crystal structures, X-Ray powder diffraction, chemical composition, physical and optical properties, Dana's New classification, Strunz classification, mineral specimen images, and alphabetical listings of mineral species. There also are extensive links to other external sources of mineral data and information." from web site

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"The Minerals Yearbook is an annual publication that reviews the mineral and material industries of the United States and foreign countries. The Yearbook contains statistical data on materials and minerals and includes information on economic and technical trends and development. The Minerals Yearbook includes chapters on approximately 90 commodities and over 175 countries." 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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"Your Geoscience resource for maps and related data about: geology, hazards, earth resources, geophysics, geochemistry, geochronology, paleontology, and marine geology." 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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"In teaching geology, a picture is often worth a thousand words. This page lists public domain image sources that educators may find useful for teaching geology with national park examples. Reference in this webpage to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by NPS." from web site

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"The Directorate for Geosciences, GEO, is one of six research arms within the National Science Foundation. Its mission is to support research in the atmospheric, earth, and ocean sciences. As the principal source of federal funding for university-based fundamental research in the geosciences, GEO addresses the nation's need to understand, predict, and respond to environmental events and changes to use Earth's resources wisely. Basic research in the geosciences advances scientific knowledge of Earth's environment, including resources such as water, energy, minerals, and biological diversity. GEO-supported research also advances our ability to predict natural phenomena of economic and human significance, such as climate changes, weather, earthquakes, fish-stock fluctuations, and disruptive events in the solar-terrestrial environment." 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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Bibliography of Selected Publications about the White River Basin on geology , physiography , and soils . The White River Basin and Great and Little Miami River Basins Studies merged in 2000.

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GPS data maintained by United States Naval Observatory.

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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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"Members of the Paleobotany Section of the Botanical Society of America receive a printed copy of the Bibliography each year. This up-to-date compilation of publications, papers in press and current research, is a valuable guide to activity in the Section. The printed version also includes a complete membership listing for the Section. With these pages we are testing the desirability and utility of placing past issues of the Bibliography online. We have removed the news of members and the work in progress sections. The format of the online version of the Bibliography will vary from year to year since the format of the available files varies." from web site

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Listing of Geology books freely available online.

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"Contains current listings for professional positions in paleontological research, and/or teaching. If you are interested in applying for a position, please contact the institution seeking applicants directly. Do not send any application materials to PaleoNet." from web site

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"Provides a selection of links to other World Wide Web sites dealing with Paleontology and related disciplines. Links and pointers to non-USGS sites are provided for information only and do not constitute endorsement, express or implied, by the USGS, US Deptartment of the Interior, or US Government, of the organizations, their suitability, content, products, or services, whether they are governmental, educational, commercial, or any other institutions." 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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"The Digital Map Drawer is were you can access digitized maps from our collections. This includes Pennsylvania topographic maps, sandborn maps, and more." from web site

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"Finding your perfect college fit doesn't need to be a major headache. We've compiled search tools for some of the best colleges and universities, articles, and resources to help you find the right school, contact admissions officials instantly, excel on tests, and pay for college.

It's never too early in your college career to start planning for graduate school. Some of the best tools for finding the right graduate program, contacting admissions officials, excelling on tests, and then financing your education are just a click away." from web site

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RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases. You can use these references in writing papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds.

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"The Science Accelerator empowers you to search, via a single query, important information resources of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) scientific and technical information. These resources contain the results of DOE research and development (R&D) projects and programs, descriptions of R&D projects under way or recently completed, major R&D accomplishments, and recent research of interest to DOE. The Science Accelerator can be used to search:

  • Electronic full-text research reports (including DOE scientific and technical information)
  • Energy citations (millions of them, going back to the Manhattan Project era)
  • Ongoing research project summaries (what's happening right now in DOE science research)
  • Wonderful DOE accomplishments in science
  • E-prints (journal article pre-publication drafts, scholarly papers, and more)
  • Proceedings and papers from science conferences
  • More resources"
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"Science Photo Library, SPL, is the world's leading provider of science photos covering all aspects of science, health & medicine, space exploration & astronomy, technology & industry, earth science, satellite imagery, and nature & wildlife. Our range of subjects and quality of imagery in these areas is unrivalled.

The images on this site are subject to copyright and may not be used or copied in any way without prior permission from SPL. For full details please refer to our terms and conditions." from web site

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"Science.gov is a gateway to government science information and research results. Currently in its fifth generation, Science.gov provides a search of over 36 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to 1,850+ scientific Websites.

The content for Science.gov is contributed by participating agencies committed to serving the information needs of the science-attentive citizen, including science professionals, students and teachers, and the business community." from web site

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"The jobs listed here have been submitted by businesses at their requests. The wording included is provided by the employer and does not indicate an endorsement or opinion from SEG. For more information on an individual job, contacts are listed in each ad.

SEG members may post their resumes to the Careers area of this Web site. To participate, please e-mail SEG staff with the following:

  • Full name
  • SEG membership number (participants must have current SEG membership)
  • Cover letter (paste no more than 120 words into the body of the e-mail)
  • Résumé (attach a .doc or .txt file to the e-mail)
To keep contact information private, please leave it out of the resume file and include it in the body of the e-mail with a request that it be made available to employers on request." from web site

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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 Publications Warehouse contains:

  • Bibliographic citations for over 70,000 publications
  • Full product and thematic map content for over 40,000 publications
  • USGS numbered series begun in 1880
Use the Publications Warehouse Web Site to:
  • Locate products by author, title, year, or product type
  • Locate products recently published by USGS, by month
  • Discover availability, price, and purchase options for hard copies"
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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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