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Field inventory and monitoring
Repeated observation or sampling at a site, on a scheduled or event basis, for study and analysis. In general, this category excludes sampling programs in which materials are obtained in the field and brought back to a laboratory for study and analysis.
Subtopics:
CTD measurement (1 items)
Acoustic methods (33 items)
Animal and plant census (21 items)
Borehole logging (7 items)
Ecosystem monitoring (62 items)
Electromagnetic surveying (11 items)
Gravimeter measurement (4 items)
Handheld field spectroscopy (1 items)
Magnetometer measurement (1 items)
Optical methods (3 items)
Seismic methods (44 items)
Statistical surveying (1 items)
Stream-gage measurement (137 items)
Telemetry (13 items)
Tiltmeter measurement (5 items)
Tomography (1 items)
Video monitoring (6 items)
Vocalization methods (2 items)

Ocean current measurement (2 items)
Ocean monitoring (31 items)
Ocean wave measurement (3 items)
Volcano monitoring (15 items)
Weather monitoring (50 items)
Weather observations (50 items)
Precipitation measurement (10 items)
Rainfall measurement (10 items)
Snowfall measurement (10 items)
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The U.S. Geological Survey Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative-2011 Annual Update [More info]
Amphibians are declining throughout the US. Here we explain how we monitor amphibians and why, along with some of the results we have obtained.
The U.S. Geological Survey Ocean Bottom Seismometer Facility [More info]
The Ocean Bottom Seismometer facility provides technical support for a variety of scientific investigations ranging from deep crustal structure to gas hydrate and surface sediments.
PDF The Yukon River Basin Active Layer Network: A cooperative project between the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council and the U.S. Geological Survey [More info]
Monitoring soil temperature, soil moisture, air temperature, and overall thickness of the soil and sediment that is above the permafrost, therefore undergoing freeze-thaw cycles. Climate change may affect this active layer; we want to know how it does.
PDF U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Western Region: Seabirds Coastal and Ocean Science [More info]
Overview of USGS research on the breeding, behavior, and population ecology of Pacific seabirds.
Upper Mississippi River fish and macroinvertebrate data [More info]
Interactive databases providing detailed information on fish and macroinvertebrate abundance and diversity over time in pools of the upper Mississippi River basin.
Upper Wallkill River study [More info]
Program to measure streamflow stage and discharge at four sites in the Upper Wallkill River Valley's Black Dirt Region and determine Total Suspended Solids (TSS) concentration data and estimate loads of TSS and sources of contaminants.
Using tiltmeters to measure volcano deformation [More info]
Describes and illustrates how scientists use electronic tiltmeters measuring deformation on volcanoes.
Volcano Hazards Program, California Volcano Observatory [More info]
Overview of volcano hazards in California with links to monitoring data including earthquakes and deformations, long-term outlook, volcano hazards in the area, USGS response plan, image gallery, monitoring and topical studies, publications and references.
Washington current streamflow conditions [More info]
Links to real-time streamflow data, river and storm alerts, snowpack reports, weather data and seasonal runoff for the state of Washington.
Water Watch: current water resources conditions [More info]
U.S. map of real-time streamflow compared to historical values with links to U.S. maps and data of surface water, ground water, precipitation, river conditions and floods and other information on current and past water resources conditions.
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