Dissolved solids in basin-fill aquifers and streams in the southwestern United States [ More info]
Effects of climate change and land use on water resources in the Upper Colorado River Basin [ More info] Information from climate model forecasts, projections of future flows, paleoclimatic indicators, timing of snowmelt, airborne dust, and the effects on vegetation of troublesome pest species indicate the nature and severity of problems looming.
Erosion in the Rio Puerco: geography and processes [ More info] Paper on the accelerated erosion of the Rio Puerco, a tributary of the Rio Grande in New Mexico, which has deepened and widened its channel, or arroyo, since the settlement of the region.
Field methods: capture and marking of pintails [ More info] Method of tracking pintail ducks by capturing with rocket nets or swim-in traps and attaching telemetry devices that allow satellite tracking. Includes video of rocket nets.
Flying by Night: USGS Scientists Put Technology to Work on Bats [ More info] Short description of techniques used to monitor migration patterns and behavior of bats in New Mexico.
Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination (GeoMAC) wildland fire perimeters, 2008 [ More info] Where the fires were, as GIS data in shapefile format, geographic coordinates, NAD83.
Ground-water data for New Mexico [ More info] Consistent, historic, and up-to-date ground-water data, such as water levels collected at wells and springs, are available from the USGS National Water Information System as graphs, tables, or files to download.
Ground-water recharge in the arid and semiarid southwestern United States [ More info] A systematic presentation of climatic and hydrogeologic framework of the area, regional analysis of ground-water recharge, and an overview of 8 site-specific case studies.
Land-cover change research at the U.S. Geological Survey-assessing our nation's dynamic land surface [ More info] Estimates of change in major types of land use and land cover from 1973 to 2000 should help model potential future change as climate, population, public policy, and technology change.
Landscape changes in the southwestern United States: techniques, long-term data sets, and trends [ More info] This study illustrates some approaches for reconstructing landscape change.
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