United States Geological Survey (USGS) scientists are working to reduce long-term losses and casualties from landslide hazards through better understanding of the causes and mechanisms of ground failure both nationally and worldwide. The NLIC is responsible for distributing information about landslides to the lay public, researchers, planners, and local, state, and federal agencies. Current USGS landslide projects are discussed, including wildfire debris flow studies, and landslides caused by hurricanes. A search engine aids in discovery of USGS landslide-related documents.
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Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Mass Wasting, Geoscience:Geology, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making Special Interest: Hazards Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), General Public Theme: Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Hazards, Public Policy, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science