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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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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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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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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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