Essays Tagged: "USGS"

The Earthquakes of 1811 and 1812 in the Mississippi River Valley

e in the contiguousUnited States and in the top ten for the entire United States ( Starting in the early morning hours of December 16,1811 a violent ... Richter scale. There was a second quake onFebruary 7, 1812 which registered 8.2 ( plate which is responsible for this activity is named the New ...

(4 pages) 75 0 4.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Fossil Fuels Alternatives

f actually replacing oil all together. Figures such as that of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), which puts yearly world consumption of oil today at about 30 billion barrels, and the Gihan H ...

(8 pages) 257 0 4.6 Jul/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Federal Reserve Board and How They Combat Inflation

ercent Change at Annual RateTable 3: Consumer Price Index, Percent Change at Annual Rate Name: Federal Reserve BuildingLocation: Constitution Avenue, b ... System was established in 1913 to serve as the central banking system of the United States." ( Paul P. Cret, who was also one of the designers of the Pan American Union Building, desig ...

(10 pages) 152 0 3.8 Mar/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Markets & Exchanges


been an onslaught of wildfires throughout southern California, New Mexico and Florida. GIS and the USGS have come to the aid of firefighters fighting these wildfires. New digital maps that are the co ... to a time when topographical maps had to be updated by hand scribers and printed on special presses.USGS began producing these maps in 1991. Images are derived from the archives of the National Aerial ...

(2 pages) 9 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays


co City and 45 km east of Puebla (Fig. 2). Fig. 2. Major Volcanoes of Mexico (from USGS/CVO, 1998) The volcano covers 500 square kilometers and has a 900-meter crater that is 200 mete ... f Mexico (UNAM), the Institute of Geophysics and Seismology, and the United States Geologic Survey (USGS) Volcano Disaster Assistance Program" (Dunlap, 1996). Low-level activity persisted through 1995 ...

(7 pages) 3659 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Water Contamination

r (Shiklomanov, 1993); most of that three percent is inaccessible (United States Geological Survey [USGS], 2014). Approximately 68 percent of the fresh water on Earth is found in icecaps and glaciers, ... Surface water refers to waters, which are open to the atmosphere and are subject to surface runoff (USGS, 2014). Surface water is also defined as water that flows in streams and rivers and in natural ...

(2 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Agriculture