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Ecosystems: Fisheries, Mammals, Birds, Ecosystems and Habitats, and Technical Programs
Geography: Investigations into the use of remote sensing and GIS technologies for characterizing terrestrial ecosystems and land processes in the boreal and arctic regions of the U.S.
Geology: Mineral and energy resources, earthquake and landslide hazards, earth surface and geologic processes, and mineral/environmental cycling.
Water: Hydrologic Data, NWISWeb Data in Alaska, and Activities.
Interdisciplinary Science: The key to understanding complex Alaskan systems lies in understanding the interactions between biological, hydrological, geological and ecosystem processes.
USGS Science in Alaska Portal: A searchable, web map-based tool to facilitate public and partner access to information on over 200 subjects under USGS study in the Nation's largest State.
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Welcome to the Alaska Science Center

Welcome to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Alaska Science Center (ASC), headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska. At the ASC, all of the USGS Mission Area Programs are managed collectively with a vision to achieving an integrated landscape level understanding of the highly diverse and complex Alaskan and Arctic Ecosystems. The mission of the Alaska Science Center is to provide objective and timely data, information, and research findings about the earth and its flora and fauna to Federal, State, and local resource managers and the public to support sound decisions regarding natural resources, natural hazards, and ecosystems in Alaska and circumpolar regions.

Featured Research

Hazards in Alaska
Hazards in Alaska
Changing Arctic Ecosystems
Changing Arctic Ecosystems
AK Earthquake Hazards Studies
AK Earthquake Hazards Studies
Glacier Studies
Glacier Studies

In The Spotlight

Wolverine weather station collects weather data near the glacier to aid mass balance research, Sept. 6, 2014. Photo by Louis Sass, USGS.A USGS scientist holds a Black-capped Chickadee with a deformed beak for measurement.Elodea infestation in July, 2011 at urban Sand Lake in Anchorage, Alaska, a site with regular floatplane traffic that is approximately three km from Lake Hood (Alaska’s biggest float plane base)Walruses hauled out on the beach in the Eastern Chukchi SeaMap created by Tyler Lewis/USGS shows forest fire locations from 1955-2014 and the USFWS Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey transects.Bristle-thighed Curlew banded with code ‘88’ on the upper right leg, USGS metal band on lower right, green color band on upper left, and orange color band on lower left.  The antenna of a harness-attached satellite transmitter is visible along the tail.
Fifty Years of Glacier Research in Alaska … Read More
Video of Field Work on Beak Deformities in Black-capped Chickadees in Alaska … Read More
Elodea - First Invasive Aquatic Plant in Alaska … Read More
First Ever Pacific Walrus Coastal Haulout Database and Report Now Online … Read More
How are Waterfowl Responding to Fires in the Western Boreal Forest? … Read More
Bristle-thighed Curlews Travel 3,100 miles from Hawaii to western Alaska … Read More

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