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Mapping the Nation’s Wind Power: Using the U.S. Wind Turbine Database

Mapping the Nation’s Wind Power: Using the U.S. Wind Turbine Database

The U.S. Wind Turbine Database provides the locations of land-based and offshore wind turbines, corresponding wind project information, and turbine technical specifications for nearly 60,000 wind turbines in the United States. For those who wish to explore the database without the need for additional software, we’ve created a web application called the U.S. Wind Turbine Database Viewer. The viewer let’s lets you visualize, inspect, and interact with the turbine database through your favorite web browser. In this video, we’ll highlight…

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Downloading Maps with The National Map Download Client

Downloading Maps with The National Map Download Client

Downloading Maps with The National Map Download Client In this lesson, we will discuss the process of using the National Map download client to download maps. Lesson 4a provided some general guidance on use of the interface and available tools. If necessary, please review lesson 4a for information on the general use of the client’s features. Here we are at the launch page for the National Map data download and visualization services. If you haven’t already, please bookmark this address…

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USGS Streamgaging – Keeping the pulse on the Nation’s streams

USGS Streamgaging – Keeping the pulse on the Nation’s streams

Drought, floods, and ever-changing weather conditions threaten many of our Nation’s water supplies. Fortunately, the USGS has been continuously monitoring this vital resource for more than 125 years. USGS streamgages tell us how fast water moves and how high it rises, providing information that can be the difference between life and death for people who live in flood-prone areas. Federal agencies, like the National Weather Service, Army Corps of Engineers, and FEMA, as well as state and local organizations, rely…

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A Record of Change: Science and Elder Observations on the Navajo Nation

A Record of Change: Science and Elder Observations on the Navajo Nation

Virgil D. Nez: My Nali, my grandfather, was born 2 years after his family returned from the long walk, Fort Sumner 1870, and lived to be 102 years old. Virgil D. Nez: He had a garden that was watered by rainfall, and it was his life. He grew lots of fruits and vegetables and never had to go to the store to buy food. Virgil D. Nez: When he felt it was needed, he went out to make offerings for…

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Trends in Nutrients and Pesticides in the Nation’s Rivers

Trends in Nutrients and Pesticides in the Nation’s Rivers

Alan Vicory:  Welcome, everybody. Good morning. My name’s Alan Vicory. I am at the podium here. I saw on the placard there…That hat is…In fact, I serve as Chairman of the Water Environment Federation’s Government Affairs Committee. I’m here in that context. I probably also need to advise that my income derives from Stantec Consulting, where I’m a Principal in that firm. I also have a 40year background in water, principally with the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission. Most…

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