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Scientific Investigations Reports
2012

Bagstad, K.J., Semmens, D., Winthrop, R., Jaworski, D., and Larson, J., 2012, Ecosystem services valuation to support decision making on public lands: A case study for the San Pedro River, Arizona. USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5251. (Also available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2012/5251/).

Germaine, S.S., O’Donnell, M.S., Aldridge, C.L., Baer, L.A., Fancher, T.S., McBeth, J.L., McDougal, R.R., Waltermire, R.G., Bowen, Z.H., Diffendorfer, J.E., Garman, S.L., and Hanson, Leanne, 2012, Mapping surface disturbance of energy-related infrastructure in southwest Wyoming-An assessment of methods: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5025, 42 p.

Wood, N., Ratliff, J., and Peters, J., 2012, Community exposure to tsunami hazards in California, USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5222, 49 p.

2011

Hudson, M.R., Turner, K.J., Bitting, Chuck, Kaufmann, J.E., Kresse, T.M., and Mott, D.N., 2011, Geologic controls on karst landscapes in the Buffalo National River Area—insights gained from comparison of geologic mapping, topography, dye tracers, and karst inventories: in Kuniansky, E.L., ed., U.S. Geological Survey Karst Interest Group Proceedings, Fayetteville, Ar., April 26-29, 2011, USGS SIR 2011-5031, p. 86.

Pearlstine, L., Hogan, D., and Labiosa, W, 2011, A Circuitscape Dispersal Model and Index for Connectivity in South Florida Landscapes, in Brady, S.R., ed., Proceedings for the Third USGS Modeling Conference, June 7-11, 2010, Broomfield, Colorado – Understanding and Predicting for a Changing World: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011–5147, 85 p., available online only at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2011/5147/.

2010

Torregrosa, A. and Woodward, A., 2010. Integration Models In: Miller, D.M., Finn, S.P., Woodward, A., Torregrosa, A., Miller, M.E., Bedford, D.R., and Brasher, A.M., 2010, Conceptual ecological models to guide integrated landscape monitoring of the Great Basin: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5133, 134 p. (Also available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5133/)

Viger, R.J., Hay, L.E., Jones, J.W., Buell, G.R., 2010, Effects of Including Surface Depressions in the Application of the Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System in the Upper Flint River Basin, Georgia: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5062, 37 p.

Zhu, Z., ed., Bergamaschi, B., Bernknopf, R., Clow, D., Dye, D., Faulkner, S., Forney, W., Gleason, R., Hawbaker, T., Liu, J., Liu, S., Prisley, S., Reed, B., Reeves, M., Rollins, M.G., Sleeter, B., Sohl, T.L., Stackpoole, S., Stehman, S., Striegl, R., Wein, A., and Zhu, Z., 2010, A method for assessing carbon stocks, carbon sequestration, and greenhouse-gas fluxes in ecosystems of the United States under present conditions and future scenarios: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 2010-5233, 190 p., 9 appendixes. (Also available online at http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sir20105233).

2009

Artan, G.A., Smith, J.L., and Verdin, J.P., 2009, Monitoring snow water status with a distributed snowmelt model, in Brady, S.R., ed., Proceedings of the Second All-USGS Modeling Conference, February 11–14, 2008–Painting the big picture: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 2009–5013, p. 1, Available only online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5013/.

Bliss, N.B., 2009, A new method of multiscale topographic analysis–extracting landforms, in Brady, S.R., ed., Proceedings of the Second All-USGS Modeling Conference, February 11–14, 2008–Painting the big picture: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 2009–5013, p. 3, Available only online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5013/.

Chen, M., Liu, S., and Tieszen, L.L., 2009, Mutually interactive state-parameter estimation of a carbon cycle model using a smoothed ensemble kalman filter, in Brady, S.R., ed., Proceedings of the Second All-USGS Modeling Conference, February 11–14, 2008–Painting the big picture: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 2009–5013, p. 7-8, Available only online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5013/.

Dinitz, L., and Ng, P., 2009, The Land Use Portfolio Model: A Tool for Natural-Hazards Risk Analysis [abs.], in Brady, S.R., ed., 2009, Proceedings of the Second All-USGS Modeling Conference, February 11–14, 2008—Painting the Big Picture: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009–5013, 70 p., Available only online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5013/.

Labiosa, William B., Bernknopf, Richard, Hearn, Paul, Hogan, Dianna, Strong, David, Pearlstine, Leonard, Mathie, Amy M., Wein, Anne M., Gillen, Kevin, and Wachter, Susan, 2009, The South Florida Ecosystem Portfolio Model; a map-based multicriteria ecological, economic, and community land-use planning tool: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5181, 41 p. [http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5181/]

Li, Z. and Tan, Z., 2009, Regional modeling of carbon dynamics change in the Green River Basin, Wyoming, based on remotely sensed data, in Brady, S.R., ed., Proceedings of the Second All-USGS Modeling Conference, February 11–14, 2008–Painting the big picture: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 2009–5013, p. 28-29, Available only online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5013/.

Liu, S., Li, Z., Loveland, T.R., and Tieszen, L.L., 2009, Modeling terrestrial carbon dynamics in the eastern United States, in Brady, S.R., ed., Proceedings of the Second All-USGS Modeling Conference, February 11–14, 2008–Painting the big picture: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 2009–5013, p. 29, Available only online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5013/.

Liu, S., Rover, J.A., Zhang, L., Wylie, B.K., Ji, L., and Bliss, N.B., 2009, De-trending for climatic variations to reveal stressed ecosystems, in Brady, S.R., ed., Proceedings of the Second All-USGS Modeling Conference, February 11–14, 2008–Painting the big picture: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 2009–5013, p. 33, Available only online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5013/.

Polloni, C., Pantea, M., Kelly, M., and Davis, B.N., 2009, Animation and publication of three-dimensional and four-dimensional physical models, in Brady, S.R., ed., Proceedings of the Second All-USGS Modeling Conference, February 11–14, 2008–Painting the big picture: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 2009–5013, p. 11, available only online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5013/.

Queija, V.R., Worstell, B.B., and Greenlee, S.K., 2009, Elevation derivatives for modeling post-wildfire debris flows, in Brady, S.R., ed., Proceedings of the Second All-USGS Modeling Conference, February 11–14, 2008–Painting the big picture: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 2009–5013, p. 33, Available only online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5013/.

Senay, G.B., Budde, M.E., and Verdin, J.P., 2009, Landscape evapotranspiration estimation using a simplified surface energy balance approach for watershed water-balance modeling, in Brady, S.R., ed., Proceedings of the Second All-USGS Modeling Conference, February 11–14, 2008–Painting the big picture: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 2009–5013, p. 35, Available only online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5013/.

Sohl, T.L. and Sayler, K.L., 2009, An integrated modeling approach for analyzing the effects of an expanding biomass-for-biofuel economy in the northern Great Plains, in Brady, S.R., ed., Proceedings of the Second All-USGS Modeling Conference, February 11–14, 2008–Painting the big picture: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 2009–5013, p. 34, Available only online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5013/.

Sundquist, E.T., Ackerman, K., Stallard, R.F., and Bliss, N.B., 2009, Modeling the historical influence of soil and water management on sediment and carbon budgets in the United States, in Brady, S.R., ed., Proceedings of the Second All-USGS Modeling Conference, February 11–14, 2008–Painting the big picture: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 2009–5013, p. 37-38, Available only online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5013.

Tan, Z., Tieszen, L.L., and Tachie-Obeng, E., 2009, Ecosystem carbon budgets and crop yields in a tropical savanna ecosystem as related to changes in climate and management, in Brady, S.R., ed., Proceedings of the Second All-USGS Modeling Conference, February 11–14, 2008–Painting the big picture: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 2009–5013, p. 39-40, available only online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5013/.

Torregrosa, A., Woodward, A., Miller, D., Denn., Bedford, D, and Finn, S., 2009, Linking Plot to Landscapes: A Synthetic Framework for Monitoring Change in the Great Basin Ecosystem, in Brady, S.R., ed., 2009, Proceedings of the Second All-USGS Modeling Conference, February 11–14, 2008—Painting the Big Picture: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009–5013, 70 p., available only online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5013/.

Webb, R.M.T., and Semmens, D.J., eds., 2009, Planning for an uncertain future—Monitoring, integration, and adaptation. Proceedings of the Third Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5049, 292 p. (http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5049/).

Wood, N., and Soulard, C., 2009, Community exposure to lahar hazards from Mount Rainier, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5211, 26 p. (Bureau approval on 9/16/09)

Zhang, L., Wylie, B.K., Ji, L., Gilmanov, T., and Tieszen, L.L., 2009, Empirically modeling carbon fluxes in the northern Great Plains grasslands, in Brady, S.R., ed., Proceedings of the Second All-USGS Modeling Conference, February 11–14, 2008–Painting the big picture: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 2009–5013, p. 48, Available only online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5013/.

2008

Arp, C.D., and Jones, B.M., 2008, Geography of Alaska Lake Districts: Identification, description, and analysis of lake-rich regions of a diverse and dynamic state: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5215.

Krizanich, G.W., 2008, Spatial and temporal patterns of trace metal deposition in bottom sediment of Clearwater Lake, southeast Missouri, in Kleeschulte, M.J., ed., Hydrologic investigations concerning lead mining issues in southeastern Missouri: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5140, p. 97-140.

Poppenga, S.K., and Worstell, B.B., 2008, Elevation-derived watershed basins and characteristics for major rivers of the conterminous United States: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 2008-5153, 27 p., available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2008/5153/.

Semmens, D.J., J.S. Briggs, and D.A. Martin, 2008, An ecosystem services framework for multi-disciplinary research in the Colorado River headwaters. Proceedings of the Third Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds, 8-11 September 2008, Estes Park, CO, USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5049 (http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5049/).

Witt, E.C., Shi, Honglan, Karstensen, K.A., Wang, Jianmin, and Adams, C.D., 2008, Environmental chemical data for perishable sediments and soils collected in New Orleans, Louisiana, and along the Louisiana Delta following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, 2005: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5031, 56 p.

Wood, N. and Soulard, C., 2008, Variations in community exposure and sensitivity to tsunami Hazards on the open-ocean and Strait of Juan de Fuca coasts of Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5004, 34 p. (Also available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2008/5004/)

Scientific Investigation Maps
2010

Cress, J.J., Soller, D., Sayre, R., Comer, P., and Warner, H., 2010, Terrestrial ecosystems—Surficial lithology of the conterminous United States: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3126, scale 1:5,000,000, 1 sheet.(Also available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3126.)

Sayre, Roger, Comer, Patrick, Cress, Jill, and Warner, Harumi, 2010, Terrestrial Ecosystems of the Conterminous United States: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3106, scale 1:5,000,000, 1 sheet. (Also available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3106.)

2009

Cress, J.J., Sayre, Roger, Comer, Patrick, and Warner, Harumi, 2009a, Terrestrial Ecosystems—Isobioclimates of the conterminous United States: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3084, scale 1:5,000,000, 1 sheet. (Also available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3084.)

Cress, J.J., Sayre, Roger, Comer, Patrick, and Warner, Harumi, 2009b, Terrestrial Ecosystems—Land Surface Forms of the Conterminous United States: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3085, scale 1:5,000,000, 1 sheet. (Also available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3085.)

Cress, J.J., Sayre, Roger, Comer, Patrick, and Warner, Harumi, 2009c, Terrestrial Ecosystems—Topographic moisture potential of the conterminous United States: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3086, scale 1:5,000,000, 1 sheet.(Also available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3086.)


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