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Exploring Earth Hazards
Entry ID: USGS_Earth_Hazards
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Summary
Abstract: Understanding the mechanisms of natural events, such as earthquakes, volcanic
eruptions, landslides, and floods, is important for the United States and the
world at large. Natural disasters have cost the U.S. alone 50 billion dollars
in recent years. By better understanding why natural events occur, we can plan
and manage in ways that will lessen the severity of these hazards. Through
scientific research, earth science educational programs, and societal planning
and preparedness, not only will the damaging effects of natural hazards be
reduced, but we will better understand the Earth on which we live.

"http://www.usgs.gov/natural_hazards/"

There are links available for more information on the variety of hazards.

Service Citation
Title: Exploring Earth Hazards
Provider: The Learning Web, USGS
URL: http://www.usgs.gov/natural_hazards/
Parent SERF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
Learning_Web
Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >FOREST SCIENCE >FOREST FIRE SCIENCE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >WEATHER EVENTS >MONSOONS   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >WILDFIRES   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >EARTHQUAKES   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >FLOODS   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >SURFACE WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS >FLOODS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >LANDSLIDES   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE/INTENSITY   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE OCCURRENCES   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE PREDICTIONS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >SEISMIC PROFILE >SEISMIC BODY WAVES   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >SEISMIC PROFILE   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >SEISMIC PROFILE >SEISMIC SURFACE WAVES   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY >ERUPTION DYNAMICS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY >ERUPTION DYNAMICS >LAVA COMPOSITION/TEXTURE   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY >ERUPTION DYNAMICS >MAGMA COMPOSITION/TEXTURE   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY >ERUPTION DYNAMICS >PYROCLASTICS COMPOSITION/TEXTURE   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY >ERUPTION DYNAMICS >ASH/DUST COMPOSITION   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY >ERUPTION DYNAMICS >VOLCANIC GASES   [Definition]
CLIMATE INDICATORS >ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS >TELECONNECTIONS >EL NINO SOUTHERN OSCILLATION (ENSO)   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >FIRE ECOLOGY >FIRE DYNAMICS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >FIRE ECOLOGY >FIRE OCCURRENCE   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TROPICAL CYCLONES >CYCLONES   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TROPICAL CYCLONES >HURRICANES   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TROPICAL CYCLONES >TYPHOONS   [Definition]
ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ECONOMY
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
INLAND WATERS
Service Provider
Education Department, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior

Service Provider Personnel
Name: ROBERT W. RIDKY
Phone: 703-648-4713
Email: rridky at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
USGS National Center
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
MS 104
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

ASK USGS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1-888-275-8747
Email: ask at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: Virginia
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2004-04-21
SERF Last Revision Date: 2013-02-04
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