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Earth Sciences Subject Guide: More Resources


Geological Society of America
“The mission of GSA is to be a leader in advancing the geosciences, enhancing the professional growth of its members, and promoting the geosciences in the service of humankind.” The site provides access to information about the membership, publications and activities of the society, as well as links to other societies, agencies and organizations in the geological sciences.
American Geophysical Union
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is a worldwide scientific community that advances, through unselfish cooperation in research, the understanding of Earth and space for the benefit of humanity. This site contains information about the publications and activities of the society.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Founded in 1917 and currently the world’s largest professional geological society with more than 30,000 members, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) fosters scientific research, advances the science of geology, promotes technology and inspires high professional conduct through publications, conferences and educational opportunities for geoscientists. In addition, it disseminates the most current geological information available to the general public.
Society for Sedimentary Geology
Through its network of international members, the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) is dedicated to the dissemination of scientific information on sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, environmental sciences, marine geology, hydrogeology and many additional related specialties. The organization publishes two major scientific journals, the Journal of Sedimentary Research (JSR) and PALAIOS, in addition to producing technical conferences, short courses and special publications.


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Specialized Websites

Global Volcanism Program
The Global Volcanism Program "aims to study and document worldwide volcanic activity" It acts as a repository of historical information and a current awareness tool for volcanic events.
NOAA Paleoclimatology
This site provides a gateway for information about the study of climatic conditions prior to the availability of instrumental data using sources such as tree rings, ice cores, corals, and ocean and lake sediments.
U.S. Geological Survey: Science Topics
The topical directory on this page provides access to USGS science programs and activities by categories such as Atmosphere and Climate, Earth Characteristics, Geologic Processes, Geographic Analysis and Mapping, Natural Hazards, Techniques and Methods, and others. Each broad category is further subdivided into more specific topics.
U.S. Geological Survey: Natural Hazards
This site provides access to information seven natural hazards — earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, volcanoes and wildfires.
U.S. Geological Survey Library: Selected Map Web Links
This page provides links to many resources dealing with maps and mapping programs.

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