Energy map of southwestern Wyoming, Part A - Coal and wind

Data Series 683
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To further advance the objectives of the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) have compiled Part A of the Energy Map of Southwestern Wyoming. Focusing primarily on electrical power sources, Part A of the energy map is a compilation of both published and previously unpublished coal (including coalbed gas) and wind energy resources data, presented in a Geographic Information System (GIS) data package. Energy maps, data, documentation and spatial data processing capabilities are available in a geodatabase, published map file (pmf), ArcMap document (mxd), Adobe Acrobat PDF map (plate 1) and other digital formats that can be downloaded at the USGS website. Accompanying the map (plate 1) and the geospatial data are four additional plates that describe the geology, energy resources, and related infrastructure. These tabular plates include coal mine (plate 2), coal field (plate 3), coalbed gas assessment unit (plate 4), and wind farm (plate 5) information with hyperlinks to source publications and data on the internet. The plates can be printed and examined in hardcopy, or accessed digitally. The data represent decades of research by the USGS, WSGS, BLM and others, and can facilitate landscape-level science assessments, and resource management decisionmaking.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Energy map of southwestern Wyoming, Part A - Coal and wind
Series title Data Series
Series number 683
DOI 10.3133/ds683
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description iv, 18 p.; 1 Table; Table 1: 48 inches x 33 inches; 5 Plates; Plate 1: 33 inches x 34 inches, Plate 2: 51 inches x 33 inches, Plate 3: 60 inches x 21 inches, Plate 4: 44 inches x 27 inches, Plate 5: 32 inches x 34 inches; Metadata; Datafiles
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Carbon;Fremont;Lincoln;Sublette;Sweetwater;Uinta
Other Geospatial Great Divide Basin;Green River Basin
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