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Pete Chirico

Research Geographer
The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


 Mr. Chirico is the co-project chief of the USGS Special Studies Group within the USGS Earth Surface Processes Team.  The Special Studies project conducts research on the geology, geomorphology, and the terrain of international areas of interest to provide geotechnical and geospatial support to US Government agencies that require such expertise.  Mr. Chirico researches the development, the quantitative analysis, and the applications of digital elevation models and remotely sensed imagery for the study and mapping of terrain, geomorphology, and geology. This work encompasses both DEM development methods and the applications of DEMs to understanding earth surface processes

Research Interest

aerial photography geospatial analysis remote sensing spatial analysis topography


  • Compiled by Doebrich, Jeff L.; Wahl, Ronald R.; With Contributions by Ludington, Stephen D.; Chirico, Peter G.; Wandrey, Craig J.; Bohannon, Robert G.; Orris, Greta J.; Bliss, James D.; Wasy, Abdul; Younusi, Mohammad O., 2006. Geologic and Mineral Resource Map of Afghanistan. Geological Survey (U.S.) Open-File Report 2006-1038

  • Baevsky, Yvonne Halpern, Coordinator and Moderator: In the News: GIS and Public Health. USGS GIS 2006, GIS for a Changing USGS. Proceedings of the U.S. Geological Survey Sixth Biennial Geographic Information Science Workshop, Denver, Colorado, April 24-28, 2006. Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5094, 68

  • hirico, Peter G.; Warner, Michael B., 2007. ASTER-Derived 30-Meter-Resolution Digital Elevation Models of Afghanistan. Geological Survey (U.S.) Data Series 318

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