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Ecosystems: Fisheries, Mammals, Birds, Ecosystems and Habitats, and Technical Programs
Geography: 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.
Geology: Mineral and energy resources, earthquake and landslide hazards, earth surface and geologic processes, and mineral/environmental cycling.
Water: Hydrologic Data, NWISWeb Data in Alaska, and Activities.
Interdisciplinary Science: The key to understanding complex Alaskan systems lies in understanding the interactions between biological, hydrological, geological and ecosystem processes.
USGS Science in Alaska Portal: A searchable, web map-based tool to facilitate public and partner access to information on over 200 subjects under USGS study in the Nation's largest State.
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Welcome to the Alaska Science Center

Welcome to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Alaska Science Center (ASC), headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska. At the ASC, all of the USGS Mission Area Programs are managed collectively with a vision to achieving an integrated landscape level understanding of the highly diverse and complex Alaskan and Arctic Ecosystems. The mission of the Alaska Science Center is to provide objective and timely data, information, and research findings about the earth and its flora and fauna to Federal, State, and local resource managers and the public to support sound decisions regarding natural resources, natural hazards, and ecosystems in Alaska and circumpolar regions.

Featured Research

Hazards in Alaska
Hazards in Alaska
Changing Arctic Ecosystems
Changing Arctic Ecosystems
AK Earthquake Hazards Studies
AK Earthquake Hazards Studies
Glacier Studies
Glacier Studies

In The Spotlight

Black-capped Chickadee, Anchorage, Alaska - photo by Robert Gill, Jr., USGSIniskin earthquake animation of the Atwood BuildingOn a ridge behind Stardust Bay at an elevation of 46 feet above sea level, a shallow pit reveals five sand sheets deposited by tsunamis in the past 1700 years. Location: Stardust Bay, Sendanka Island, Alaska.Thumbnail of digital Geologic map.Image of lots of snow geese. Photo by Craig Ely, USGS Alaska Science Center.
Beak Deformities in Black-capped Chickadees—Citizen Science Contributes to Ongoing Study … Read More
Earthquakes in Alaska—How Resilient are our Buildings … Read More
New Geological Evidence Aids Tsunami Hazard Assessments from Alaska to Hawaii … Read More
First Ever Digital Geologic Map of Alaska Published … Read More
Changes in Snow Goose Populations in the Arctic … Read More

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