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Web Sites:

Dust Emissions in the Southwest http://sgst.wr.usgs.gov/home/dust-emissions-in-the-southwest/

Dust monitoring web site

Team members in Flagstaff are investigating the use of satellite and airborne image data, along with field instrumentation, to detect dust events, assess wind-erosion vulnerability of the landscape, forecast dust emissions, study vegetation spatial and temporal dynamics, and evaluate the likelihood of dust borne outbreaks of infectious disease. Dust emission is a concern with respect to soil loss and its effect on air quality, as well as on human health and safety.



Project Pages:

Characterizing the status, variability and temporal dynamics of ecological systems in the southwest

Ecosystem Services Analysis of Climate Change and Urban Growth in the Upper Santa Cruz Watershed

Colonias Monitoring Project

Alternative Scenario Developments on the US-Mexico Border

Phenology Studies and Research Project

Tribal Lands: Monitoring and Analysis

Land Surface Characterization: Land Cover Change and Drought Effects on Tribal Lands in Northern Arizona



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