U.S. Geological Survey—Department of the Interior Region 11, Alaska—2020 Annual Science Report

Open-File Report 2021-1010
Edited by: Elizabeth M. Powers and Dee M. Williams



U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Mission: The USGS national mission is to monitor, analyze, and predict current and evolving dynamics of complex human and natural Earth-system interactions and to deliver actionable information at scales and timeframes relevant to decision-makers. Consistent with the national mission, the USGS in Alaska provides timely and objective scientific information to help address issues and inform management decisions across five inter-connected themes:

  • Energy and Minerals;
  • Geospatial Mapping;
  • Natural Hazards;
  • Water Quality, Streamflow, and Ice Dynamics; and
  • Ecosystems.

The USGS in Alaska consists of approximately 350 scientists and support staff working in three Alaska-based science centers, a Cooperative Research Unit, and USGS centers outside Alaska, with a combined annual science budget of about $60 million. In the last 5 years, USGS research in Alaska has produced many scientific benefits resulting from more than 1,100 publications. Publications relevant to Alaska can be conveniently searched by keyword through the USGS Publications Warehouse at https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/search?q=Alaska.

Suggested Citation

Powers, E.M., and Williams, D.M., eds., 2021, U.S. Geological Survey—Department of the Interior Region 11, Alaska —2020 annual science report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021-1010, 80 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20211010.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • Director’s Message
  • Alaska Organizational Overview
  • Structure of Report
  • Icon Legend
  • Project Descriptions
  • Acronyms
  • Project Descriptions
  • Energy and Minerals
  • Geospatial Mapping
  • Natural Hazards
  • Water Quality, Streamflow, and Ice Dynamics
  • Wildfile, Fish, and Habitat
  • Appendix 1
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title U.S. Geological Survey—Department of the Interior Region 11, Alaska —2020 annual science report
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2021-1010
DOI 10.3133/ofr20211010
Year Published 2021
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Alaska Regional Director's Office
Description viii, 80 p.
Country United States
State Alaska
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Google Analytic Metrics Metrics page
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