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Geographic Research

Welcome to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Web page for Geographic Science of Alaska. Geographic Science at the USGS Alaska Science Center involves 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. Many of these projects directly support the U.S. Geological Survey Global Change Research Program, an operational component of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The research activities described in this page relate primarily to the USGS theme of Land Surface Characterization and Land Remote Sensing.

Image representing the Alaska Geographic Data Clearinghouse. Image links to http://agdc.usgs.gov/. Alaska Geographic Data Clearinghouse (AGDC)
Coordination of geospatial data activities and data sharing among the Federal, state, Native, local, commercial, and non-governmental (NGO) member agencies.
*BLM, USFWS


Image showing lakes. Image links to more information about Cold Regions Lake and Landscape Research Group. Cold Regions Lake and Landscape Research Group
The Cold Regions Lake and Landscape Research Group at the Alaska Science Center focuses on the study of the Arctic and Subarctic landscape, with an emphasis on Alaska.


    Image representing the National Land Cover Database. Image links to more information about the National Land Cover Database. National Land Cover Database
A circa 2001 Landsat land cover and associated geospatial database for the entire state of Alaska.
*BLM, EPA, NASA, NOAA, NPS, NRCS, USFWS, USFS


Image representing past projects. Image links to Geographic Science past projects site. Past Projects
A number of local, state, and international projects have been worked on by geography scientists at the Alaska Science Center.
*BLM, NPS, USFWS, USFS, University of Alaska


People at a symposium. International Circumpolar Remote Sensing Symposia
International Conference website dealing with remote sensing applications in the Arctic and Antarctic polar environments.


* Indicates USGS Collaborator

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Highlighted Publications

Thermokarst and Thaw-Related Landscape Dynamics—An Annotated Bibliography with an Emphasis on Potential Effects on Habitat and WildlifeThermokarst and Thaw-Related Landscape Dynamics—An Annotated Bibliography with an Emphasis on Potential Effects on Habitat and Wildlife

Detecting unfrozen sediments below thermokarst lakes with surface nuclear magnetic resonanceDetecting unfrozen sediments below thermokarst lakes with surface nuclear magnetic resonance

Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean EngineeringJournal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering

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