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National Research Program of the Water Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, fiscal year 1987

Open-File Report 88-346

Compiled by:
Linda C. Friedman and Christine N. Donato

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Abstract

The National Research Program (NRP) of the U.S. Geological Survey's Water Resources Division (WRD) had its beginnings in the late 1950's when "core research" was added as a line item to the Congressional budget. Since that time, the NRP has grown to encompass a broad spectrum of scientific investigations. The sciences of hydrology, mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, geology, and engineering are used to gain a fundamental understanding of the processes that affect the availability, movement, and quality of the Nation's water resources. The knowledge gained and methods developed have great value to WRD's operational program. Results of the investigations conducted by the NRP are applicable not only to the solution of current water problems, but also to future issues, anticipated or unanticipated, that may affect the Nation's water resources.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
National Research Program of the Water Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, fiscal year 1987
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
88-346
Year Published:
1988
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Description:
iii, 231 p.