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Media Advisory: New Federal Agreement to Support Water Resources Management

Media Advisory: New Federal Agreement to Support Water Resources Management

To address the nation’s growing water challenges and guide critical water management decisions, NOAA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and U.S. Geological Survey are forming an innovative federal partnership that will unify and leverage each agency’s resources including science, information, programs and capabilities. This will improve water resource forecasts, streamline access to water information, and enable more informed decision making.  Following brief remarks, speakers will address questions.

What: Signing ceremony for interagency Memorandum of Understanding enhancing water management information and flood forecasting

When: Wednesday, May 11; 2:00 p.m. ET

Where: Georgetown Waterfront Park, Washington, D.C. (northwest corner of the park, along Water St. and northwest of 33rd St.; metered parking is an option along Water St.)

  • Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D.,under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator
  • Marcia McNutt, Ph.D., director, U.S. Geological Survey
  • The Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude ° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude ° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 1970-01-01 00:00:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 1970-01-01 00:00:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type Type of seismic event.
Event ID Id of event.
Event Code An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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