Government reports can be a very useful source for information and data related to climate, geology, and environmental sciences. Various federal and state government agencies gather data and produce reports related to these issues.
See the UC Berkeley Libraries Government Information website for links to more government agencies and resources.
The Earth Sciences and Map Library has over 500,000 maps and air photos in its collection. The libraries also have a large number of soil surveys, mostly in the Bioscience and Natural Resources Library.
To find maps: use the Advanced Keyword Search in OskiCat to search for subject keywords. Include the term maps as well as place names or common subject keywords for maps. Example: san jose calif* maps. See our Finding Maps in OskiCat guide for additional help.
To find air photos: use our Catalog of Aerial Photography to find air photos of the Bay Area and other parts of California. Search by county for the best results. Try the USGS EROS Data Center for current and historic air photos online.
To find soil information: use the Advanced Keyword Search in OskiCat to search for subject keywords. Include the term soil surveys as well as place names. In addition, try these print and online resources: