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United States Geological Survey

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

(USGS)

The civilian agency responsible for mapping the United States and for monitoring natural resources. It gathers and analyses data and supplies scientific information and...

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United States Geological Survey

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

(USGS)

The civilian agency responsible for mapping the United States and for monitoring natural resources. It gathers and analyses data and supplies scientific information and...

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United States Geological Survey

Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 40 words.

The civilian agency responsible for mapping the United States and for monitoring natural resources. It gathers and analyses data and

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United States Geological Survey

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 48 words.

The civilian agency responsible for mapping the United States and for monitoring natural resources. It gathers and analyses data and supplies scientific information and advice to those...

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United States Geological Survey

E. Julius Dasch.

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 188 words.

An independent US government body concerned with natural resources. Established in 1879, it celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2004

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United States Geological Survey

Edited by Stephen O'Meara and E. Julius Dasch.

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

P ublished online July 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 180 words.

An independent US government body concerned with the natural hazards that threaten lives and livelihoods; the water, energy, minerals, and other natural resources on which we rely; the...

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USGS

E. Julius Dasch.

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 7 words.

Abbreviation for United States Geological Survey.

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Geological Surveys

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology

January 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 1603 words.

Geological surveys are among the earliest examples of government-supported science in the United States, with state surveys predating the federal

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astrogeology

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

The study of geology in the universe, especially the Solar System. Many spacecraft concentrate on the geology of the Earth and other planets, as well as asteroids and comets. The United...

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USGS DEM

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 35 words.

A *geospatial file format developed by the United States Geological Survey for storing a raster-based digital elevation model. It is an open standard and is used throughout the world (K.-T....

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Anthony Wayne England

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

(1942– )

US astronaut. He flew with the Spacelab 3 (see spacelab) mission launched on the Challenger space shuttle in July 1985. He was involved in operating the Spacelab systems...

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Do antennule and aesthetasc structure in the crayfish Orconectes virilis correlate with flow habitat?

Kristina S. Mead.

in Integrative and Comparative Biology

December 2008; p ublished online June 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 5627 words.

The local flow environment affects the shape of waterborne chemical signals through a variety of physical mechanisms and at several scales. Since crayfish rely on these chemical signals to...

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Vaughan, Thomas Wayland

Ronald Rainger.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology; Geology and the Lithosphere. 834 words.

Vaughan, Thomas Wayland (20 September 1870–16 January 1952), paleontologist and geologist, was born in Jonesville, Texas, the son of Dr. Samuel Floyd Vaughan, a physician, and Annie R....

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New predictive equations and site amplification estimates for the next-generation Swiss ShakeMaps

Carlo Cauzzi, Benjamin Edwards, Donat Fäh, John Clinton, Stefan Wiemer, Philipp Kästli, Georgia Cua and Domenico Giardini.

in Geophysical Journal International

P ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Volcanology and Seismology. 10912 words.

We present a comprehensive scientific and technical update of the Swiss customization of United States Geological Survey ShakeMap, in use at the Swiss Seismological Service since 2007. The...

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Analysis of mutual events of Galilean satellites observed from VBO during 2014–2015

R. Vasundhara, G. Selvakumar and P. Anbazhagan.

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

P ublished online February 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 5455 words.

Abstract

Results of analysis of 23 events of the 2014–2015 mutual event series from the Vainu Bappu Observatory are presented. Our intensity distribution model...

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Brown, Alexander Ephraim

Edward L. Lach, Jr..

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering and Technology. 796 words.

Brown, Alexander Ephraim (14 May 1852–26 April 1911), inventor and manufacturer, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Fayette Brown, a prominent local businessman, and Cornelia Curtis....

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Simulation of strip-gap arrangement in cedar plantations to regulate the light environment and competition between dwarf bamboo and beech seedlings

Mizuki Fujishima, Masaaki Naramoto and Hiromi Mizunaga.

in Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research

December 2011; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science); Environmental Sustainability; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 6196 words.

We estimate a suitable strip-gap arrangement in Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) plantations to promote the growth of beech (Fagus crenata) seedlings and control dwarf bamboo (Sasa...

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Scaling Theory of Floods for Developing a Physical Basis of Statistical Flood Frequency Relations

Vijay Gupta.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environmental Science). 13426 words.

Prediction of floods at locations where no streamflow data exist is a global issue because most of the countries involved don’t have adequate streamflow records. The United States...

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