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1. Behavior of Columns During Earthquakes [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.G01215]
The behavior of columns during earthquakes is very important since column failures may lead to additional structural failures and result in total building collapses. For example, in the Mexico City ...


2. Earthquake Damage - General [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.G01194]
An earthquake is the motion or trembling of the ground produced by sudden displacement of rock in the Earth's crust. Earthquakes result from crustal strain, volcanism, landslides, and collapse of ...


3. Earthquake Damage to Schools [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.G01198]
This set of slides graphically illustrates the potential danger that major earthquakes pose to school structures and to the children and adults who happen to be inside at the time of the earthquake. ...


4. Earthquake Damage to Transportation Systems [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.G01197]
Earthquakes represent one of the most destructive natural hazards known to man. A serious result of large-magnitude earthquakes is the disruption of transportation systems, which limits post-disaster ...


5. Erosional Landforms [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.G01217]
The hydrologic system, which includes all possible paths of motion of Earth's near-surface fluids including air and water, is largely responsible for the variety of landforms found on the continents. ...


6. Faults [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.G01203]
Through the study of faults and their effects, much can be learned about the size and recurrence intervals of earthquakes. Faults also teach us about crustal movements that have produced mountains ...


7. Landslides, Set 1 [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.G01199]
This set of slides graphically illustrates the potential danger that major earthquakes pose to school structures and to the children and adults who happen to be inside at the time of the earthquake. ...


8. Landslides, Set 2 [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.G01372]
This set expands the topics included in Set 1 and includes (in addition to landslides) rockfalls, rock avalanches, mud flows, debris flows, slumps, creep, and sinkholes. The photos were taken in California, ...


9. Seismic Creep [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.G01216]
Seismic creep is the constant or periodic movement on a fault as contrasted with the sudden erupture associated with an earthquake. It is a usually slow deformation of rock resulting from constant ...


10. Tsunamis - General [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.G01218]
Tsunami is a Japanese word meaning harbor wave. It is a water wave or a series of waves generated by an impulsive vertical displacement of the surface of the ocean or other body of water. This slide ...


11. Volcanic Rocks and Features [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.G01222]
Volcanoes have contributed significantly to the formation of the surface of our planet. Volcanism produced the crust we live on and most of the air we breathe. The remnants of an eruption reveal as ...


12. Volcanoes in Eruption - Set 1 [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.G01221]
The word volcano is used to refer to the opening from which molten rock and gas issue from Earth's interior onto the surface, and also to the cone, hill, or mountain built up around the opening by ...


13. Volcanoes in Eruption - Set 2 [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.G01223]
The word volcano is used to refer to the opening from which molten rock and gas issue from Earth's interior onto the surface, and also to the cone, hill, or mountain built up around the opening by ...


14. A Global Database of Field-observed Leaf Area Index in Woody Plant Species, 1932-2011 [LAI_WOODY_PLANTS]
This data set provides global leaf area index (LAI) values for woody species. The data are a compilation of field-observed data from 1,216 locations obtained from 554 literature sources published ...


15. A Global Database of Soil Phosphorus Compiled from Studies Using Hedley Fractionation [GLOBAL_PHOSPHORUS_HEDLEY_FRACT]
This data set provides concentrations of soil phosphorus (P) compiled from the peer-reviewed literature that cited the Hedley fractionation method (Hedley and Stewart, 1982). This database contains ...


16. NACP MsTMIP Summary of Model Structure and Characteristics [NACP_MSTMIP_MODEL_STRUCTURE]
This data set provides a summary of the model structure and characteristics of participating models in the North American Carbon Program (NACP) Multi-scale synthesis and Terrestrial Model Intercomparison ...


17. ISLSCP II Climate Research Unit CRU05 Monthly Climate Data [ISLSCP_CRU5_MONTHLY_MEAN]
This data set contains a mean monthly climatology for several climate variables averaged over the period from 1961 to 1990, and constructed from a data set of station 1961-1990 climatological normals, ...


18. ISLSCP II Global Gridded Soil Characteristics [ISLSCP_SOILS_1DEG]
This data set provides gridded data for selected soil parameters derived from data and methods developed by the Global Soil Data Task, an international collaborative project with the objective of ...


19. ISLSCP II HYDRO1k Elevation-derived Products [ISLSCP_II_HYDRO1K]
This data set contains coarse scale elevation and elevation-based parameters at 1.0 and 0.5-degree spatial resolutions that were developed to support a wide variety of global modeling activities through ...


20. ISLSCP II River Routing Data (STN-30p) [ISLSCP_RIVER_ROUTING]
The Simulated Topological Network (STN-30p) data set provides the large-scale hydrological modeling community an accurate representation of the global river system at 0.5 degree and 1.0 degree spatial ...


21. ISLSCP II Total Plant-Available Soil Water Storage Capacity of the Rooting Zone [ISLSCP2_ROOT_STORAGE_CAPACITY]
This data set provides two estimates of the geographic distribution of the total plant-available soil water storage capacity of the rooting zone ("rooting zone water storage size") on a 1.0 degree ...


22. NOAA/WDS Global Historical Tsunami Database at NGDC, 2100 BC to present [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.hazards.G02151]
The Global Historical Tsunami Database provides information on over 2,400 tsunamis from 2100 BC to the present in the the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans; and the Mediterranean and Caribbean ...


23. Global Significant Earthquake Database, 2150 BC to present [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.hazards.G012153]
The Significant Earthquake Database is a global listing of over 5,700 earthquakes from 2150 BC to the present. A significant earthquake is classified as one that meets at least one of the following ...


24. Global Significant Volcanic Eruptions Database, 4360 BC to present [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.hazards.G10147]
The Significant Volcanic Eruptions Database is a global listing of over 600 eruptions from 4360 BC to the present. A significant eruption is classified as one that meets at least one of the following ...


25. Global Volcano Locations Database [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.hazards.G02135]
NGDC maintains a database of over 1,500 volcano locations obtained from the Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program, Volcanoes of the World publication. The database includes information ...


26. Seismicity Catalog Collection, 2150 BC to 1996 AD [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.hazards.G01318]
The Seismicity Catalog Collection is a compilation data on over four million earthquakes dating from 2150 BC to 1996 AD from NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center and U.S. Geological Survey's National ...


27. Strong Motion Earthquake Data Values of Digitized Strong-Motion Accelerograms, 1933-1994 [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.hazards.G01145]
The Strong Motion Earthquake Data Values of Digitized Strong-Motion Accelerograms is a database of over 15,000 digitized and processed accelerograph records from 1933 to 1994. Data were obtained from ...


28. United States Earthquake Intensity Database, 1638-1985 [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.hazards.G01142]
The United States Earthquake Intensity Database is a collection of damage and felt reports for over 23,000 U.S. earthquakes from 1638-1985. The majority of intensities are for U.S. cities, but there ...


29. MODIS/Terra Near Real Time (NRT) Coarse Sea Ice Extent 5-Min L2 Swath 5km, Version 5 [MOD29L2C_C5_NRT]
MODIS/Terra Near Real Time (NRT) Coarse Sea Ice Extent 5-Min L2 Swath 5km (MOD29) data set contains fields for sea ice by reflectance, sea ice by reflectance pixel Quality Assessment (QA), Ice Surface ...


30. MODIS/Terra Near Real Time (NRT) Coarse Snow Cover 5-Min L2 Swath 5km, Version 5 [MOD10L2C_C5_NRT]
The MODIS/Terra Near Real Time (NRT) Coarse Snow Cover 5-Min L2 Swath 5km (MOD10L2C) data set contains snow cover and Quality Assessment (QA) data, latitudes and longitudes in compressed Hierarchical ...


31. MODIS/Terra Near Real Time (NRT) Level 3 Daily Rolling-8-Day Surface Reflectance Global 250m V005 [MOD09Q1N_C5_NRT]
The MODIS Near Real Time (NRT) Surface Reflectance products are an estimate of the surface spectral reflectance as it would be measured at ground level in the absence of atmospheric scattering or ...


32. MODIS/Terra Near Real Time (NRT) Surface Reflectance Quality Daily L2G Global 1km SIN Grid V005 [MOD09GST_C5_NRT]
The MODIS Near Real Time (NRT) level-2G 1km surface reflectance data state QA product MOD09GST, is a restructured version of its primary input, the state QA data in MOD09_L2. This ...


33. MODIS/Terra Near Real Time (NRT) Surface Reflectance Rolling-8-Day L3 Global 500m SIN Grid V005 [MOD09A1N_C5_NRT]
The MODIS Near Real Time (NRT) Surface Reflectance products are an estimate of the surface spectral reflectance as it would be measured at ground level in the absence of atmospheric scattering or ...


34. MODIS/Terra Near Real Time (NRT) Thermal Anomalies/Fire 5-Min L2 Swath 1km [MOD14_C5_NRT]
MODIS Near Real Time (NRT) Thermal Anomalies/Fire products are primarily derived from MODIS 4- and 11-micrometer radiances. The fire detection strategy is based on absolute detection of a fire (when ...


35. MODIS/Terra Vegetation Indices Daily Rolling-8-Day L3 Global 250m SIN Grid V005 [MOD13Q4N_C5_NRT]
The MODIS Near Real Time (NRT) Global MODIS vegetation indices are designed to provide consistent spatial and temporal comparisons of vegetation conditions. Blue, red, and near-infrared reflectances, ...


36. MODIS/Terra Vegetation Indices Daily Rolling-8-Day L3 Global 500m SIN Grid V005 [MOD13A4N_C5_NRT]
The MODIS Near Real Time (NRT) Global MODIS vegetation indices are designed to provide consistent spatial and temporal comparisons of vegetation conditions. Blue, red, and near-infrared reflectances, ...


37. Distance to Nearest Coastline: 0.01-Degree Grid [dist2coast_1deg]
A global data set of distances from the nearest coastline. Negative distances represent locations over land (including land-locked bodies of water), while positive distances represent the ocean. NASA's ...


38. Distance to Nearest Coastline: 0.01-Degree Grid: Land [dist2coast_1deg_land]
A global data set of land distances from the nearest coastline. NASA's Ocean Color Group generated this data set using the Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) software package. Distances were computed with ...


39. Distance to Nearest Coastline: 0.01-Degree Grid: Ocean [dist2coast_1deg_ocean]
A global data set of ocean distances from the nearest coastline. NASA's Ocean Color Group generated this data set using the Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) software package. Distances were computed with ...


40. Distance to Nearest Coastline: 0.04-Degree Grid [dist2coast_4deg]
A global data set of distances from the nearest coastline. Negative distances represent locations over land (including land-locked bodies of water), while positive distances represent the ocean. NASA's ...


41. Distance to Nearest Coastline: 0.04-Degree Grid: Land [dist2coast_4deg_land]
A global data set of land distances from the nearest coastline. NASA's Ocean Color Group generated this data set using the Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) software package. Distances were computed with ...


42. Distance to Nearest Coastline: 0.04-Degree Grid: Ocean [dist2coast_4deg_ocean]
A global data set of ocean distances from the nearest coastline. NASA's Ocean Color Group generated this data set using the Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) software package. Distances were computed with ...


43. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)'s Global Forecast System (GFS) Model [NOAA_NCEP_GFS_Model]
Two times daily global analysis fields from the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)'s Global Forecast System (GFS) Model. Data are served by the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere ...


44. NOAA WaveWatch III (NWW3) Global Wave Model [ww3_global]
Through a collaborative effort with NOAA/NCEP and NWS Honolulu, the University of Hawaii has implemented a global-scale WaveWatch III (WW3) model 7.5-day hourly forecast at approximately 50-km or ...


45. SBUV/Nimbus-7 Ozone Profile, Ozone Total Column 1-Orbit L2 200x200 km V008 (SBUVN7O3) at GES DISC [GES_DISC_SBUVN7O3_V008]
The version 8 SBUV Nimbus-7 ozone data were first released at the 2004 Quadrennial Ozone Symposium on DVD. The DVD contained all of the SBUV/2 data from NOAA-9, NOAA-11 and NOAA-16 satellites ...


46. SBUV2/NOAA-09 Ozone Profile, Ozone Total Column 1-Orbit L2 200x200 km V008 (SBUV2N09O3) at GES DISC [GES_DISC_SBUV2N09O3_V008]
The version 8 SBUV/2 NOAA-9 ozone data were first released at the 2004 Quadrennial Ozone Symposium on DVD. The DVD contained all of the SBUV/2 data from NOAA-9, NOAA-11 and NOAA-16 satellites ...


47. SBUV2/NOAA-11 Ozone Profile, Ozone Total Column 1-Orbit L2 200x200 km V008 (SBUV2N11O3) at GES DISC [GES_DISC_SBUV2N11O3_V008]
The version 8 SBUV/2 NOAA-11 ozone data were first released at the 2004 Quadrennial Ozone Symposium on DVD. The DVD contained all of the SBUV/2 data from NOAA-9, NOAA-11 and NOAA-16 satellites ...


48. SBUV2/NOAA-16 Ozone Profile, Ozone Total Column 1-Orbit L2 200x200 km V008 (SBUV2N16O3) at GES DISC [GES_DISC_SBUV2N16O3_V008]
The version 8 SBUV/2 NOAA-16 ozone data were first released at the 2004 Quadrennial Ozone Symposium on DVD. The DVD contained all of the SBUV/2 data from NOAA-9, NOAA-11 and NOAA-16 satellites ...


49. Shuttle SBUV (SSBUV) Ozone Profile, Ozone Total Column, Aerosol Index, and UV-Reflectivity, Level-2 50x50 km V008 (SSBUVO3) at GES DISC [GES_DISC_SSBUVO3_V008]
The Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet (SSBUV) Level-2 Ozone data are available for eight space shuttle missions flown between 1989 and 1996. SSBUV, a successor to the SBUV flown on the Nimbus-7 ...


50. Shuttle SBUV (SSBUV) Solar Spectral Irradiance V008 (SSBUVIRR) at GES DISC [GES_DISC_SSBUVIRR_V008]
The Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet (SSBUV) level-2 irradiance data are available for eight space shuttle missions flown between 1989 and 1996. SSBUV, a successor to the SBUV flown on the Nimbus-7 ...


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