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USGS and DOE release nationwide wind turbine map and database

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the American Wind Energy Association, released the United States Wind Turbine Database (USWTDB) and the USWTDB Viewer to access this new public dataset.

USGS announces 2018 LiDAR partnership awards

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced the first round of recipients of the 2018 partnership awards for the 3D Elevation Program.

USGS 3D Elevation Program supports flood risk management

Flooding is the leading cause of Presidential disaster declarations. On average, the water hazard has resulted in more than 80 fatalities and cost the U.S. nearly $8 billion annually.

USGS issues report on seismic hazard, risk, and design for South America

South America is one of the most earthquake-prone regions of the world and has witnessed tremendous losses throughout recorded history. A recently released U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report provides probabilistic tools to help engineers assess seismic hazards, risk, and building code requirements, potentially saving lives and dollars.

National Geospatial Program garners award

The USGS 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) team was selected as the recipient of the 2018 “LiDAR Leader Award”, presented Feb. 5 at the International LiDAR Mapping Forum in Denver.

USGS crews documenting extent of flooding from Hurricane Irma

Eight U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) field crews are traveling around the Jacksonville, Tampa and Fort Myers, Fla., areas looking for evidence that will tell scientists how high the flood waters and storm surge from Hurricane Irma reached.

Hurricane Maria expected to alter North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland beaches

About two-thirds of beaches from North Carolina to Maryland have a high probability of eroding as Hurricane Maria moves up the coast, according to the latest U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) coastal change forecast. Approximately 15 percent of that same shoreline has a high probability of experiencing overwash, where surge and waves overtop dunes.

Groundwater modeling software MODFLOW 6 available

MODFLOW 6, the newest version of the world’s most widely used groundwater modeling software, is now available for download from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Borehole geophysical logs accessible through new USGS Online Map

Digital borehole geophysical logs and related data files are now easily accessible through GeoLog Locator, a new web-based, map view and retrieval tool developed by the U.S. Geological Survey.
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