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The U.S. Geological Survey Flagstaff Science Campus—Providing expertise on planetary science, ecology, water resources, geologic processes, and human interactions with the Earth

Fact Sheet 2017-3051

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https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20173051

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Flagstaff Science Campus is focused on interdisciplinary study of the Earth and solar system, and has the scientific expertise to detect early environmental changes and provide strategies to minimize possible adverse effects on humanity. The Flagstaff Science Campus (FSC) is located in Flagstaff, Arizona, which is situated in the northern part of the State, home to a wide variety of landscapes and natural resources, including (1) young volcanoes in the San Francisco Volcanic Field, (2) the seven ecological life zones of the San Francisco Peaks, (3) the extensive geologic record of the Colorado Plateau and Grand Canyon, (4) the Colorado River and its perennial, ephemeral, and intermittent tributaries, and (5) a multitude of canyons, mountains, arroyos, and plains. More than 200 scientists, technicians, and support staff provide research, monitoring, and technical advancements in planetary geology and mapping, biology and ecology, Earth-based geology, hydrology, and changing climate and landscapes. Scientists at the FSC work in collaboration with multiple State, Federal, Tribal, municipal, and academic partners to address regional, national, and global environmental issues, and provide scientific outreach to the general public.

Suggested Citation

Hart, R.J., Vaughan, R.G., McDougall, K., Wojtowicz, T., and Thenkenbail, P., 2017, The U.S. Geological Survey Flagstaff Science Campus—Providing expertise on planetary science, ecology, water resources, geologic processes, and human interactions with the Earth: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2017–3051, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20173051.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Astrogeology Science Center
  • Southwest Biological Science Center
  • Arizona Water Science Center
  • Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center
  • Western Geographic Science Center
  • USGS Library

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
The U.S. Geological Survey Flagstaff Science Campus—Providing expertise on planetary science, ecology, water resources, geologic processes, and human interactions with the Earth
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2017-3051
DOI:
10.3133/fs20173051
Year Published:
2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Arizona Water Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Arizona
City:
Flagstaff