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Keeping it Green with Winter Cover Crops 6
WINTER COVER CROPS - delayed termination
WINTER COVER CROPS - delayed termination
WINTER COVER CROPS - delayed termination

Similarly, growing the cover crop later into the spring (delayed termination) can result in greatly increased biomass due to warmer growing conditions, with corresponding increases in nutrient uptake, root development, and soil health benefits (same field pictured on March 15, left, and May 2, right).

Similarly, growing the cover crop later into the spring (delayed termination) can result in greatly increased biomass due to warmer growing conditions, with corresponding increases in nutrient uptake, root development, and soil health benefits (same field pictured on March 15, left, and May 2, right).

WINTER COVER CROPS - On-farm sampling
Keeping-Green-Hiveley (1).PNG
Keeping-Green-Hiveley (1).PNG
Keeping-Green-Hiveley (1).PNG

On-farm sampling of cover crop performance, conducts using quadrats and camera equipment, is used to calibrate remote sensing vegetation indices to calculate cover crop biomass and vegetative cover from satellite. 

On-farm sampling of cover crop performance, conducts using quadrats and camera equipment, is used to calibrate remote sensing vegetation indices to calculate cover crop biomass and vegetative cover from satellite. 

WINTER COVER CROPS - On-farm performance
WINTER COVER CROPS - On-farm performance
WINTER COVER CROPS - On-farm performance
WINTER COVER CROPS - On-farm performance

On-farm performance of winter cover crops is variable, ranging from minimal biomass due to poor agronomy and weather conditions; low biomass due to limited soil nutrients and late planting dates; medium biomass under typical growing conditions; and high biomass due to good agronomy, favorable weather, and abundant availability of soil nutrients.

On-farm performance of winter cover crops is variable, ranging from minimal biomass due to poor agronomy and weather conditions; low biomass due to limited soil nutrients and late planting dates; medium biomass under typical growing conditions; and high biomass due to good agronomy, favorable weather, and abundant availability of soil nutrients.

Keeping it Green initiative of overhead
Keeping It Green Image 5
Keeping It Green Image 5
Keeping It Green Image 5

Wintertime satellite imagery of Maryland farmland shows areas with higher amounts of green vegetation in deeper red colors. Bare fallow fields are distinguishable from cover crops and winter cereal crops, and evergreen forest is distinguishable from deciduous forest.

Wintertime satellite imagery of Maryland farmland shows areas with higher amounts of green vegetation in deeper red colors. Bare fallow fields are distinguishable from cover crops and winter cereal crops, and evergreen forest is distinguishable from deciduous forest.

Kristin Hill Staff Profile Photo
Kristin Hill Staff Profile Photo
Kristin Hill Staff Profile Photo
Kristin Hill Staff Profile Photo

Kristin Hill stands tall in the foreground, her gaze fixed on the horizon. Her confident posture and determined expression speak volumes about her adventurous spirit. She's clearly prepared for the challenge ahead, outfitted in practical hiking gear: sturdy boots grip the rocky terrain, a backpack rests comfortably on her shoulders.

Kristin Hill stands tall in the foreground, her gaze fixed on the horizon. Her confident posture and determined expression speak volumes about her adventurous spirit. She's clearly prepared for the challenge ahead, outfitted in practical hiking gear: sturdy boots grip the rocky terrain, a backpack rests comfortably on her shoulders.

Aerial imagery from Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Aerial imagery from Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Aerial imagery from Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Aerial imagery from Anne Arundel County, Maryland

The animation in the figure shows aerial imagery from Anne Arundel County, Maryland, collected by National Agricultural Imagery Program (NAIP), followed by 1-meter Chesapeake Bay Land Cover (13 classes) and Land Use/Land Cover (54 classes) data products.

The animation in the figure shows aerial imagery from Anne Arundel County, Maryland, collected by National Agricultural Imagery Program (NAIP), followed by 1-meter Chesapeake Bay Land Cover (13 classes) and Land Use/Land Cover (54 classes) data products.

A group of words together in vertical and horizontal positions, that describe employment opportunities with the USGS.
Word Cloud For Employment
Word Cloud For Employment
Word Cloud For Employment

A group of words put together in vertical and horizontal positions to form a word cloud, that describe employment opportunities with the USGS. 

A group of words put together in vertical and horizontal positions to form a word cloud, that describe employment opportunities with the USGS. 

Compilation of report covers from LA Water Science Center (12)
Louisiana Public Awareness, Hydrologic Studies, and Hydrologic Data_Reports Comp 12
Louisiana Public Awareness, Hydrologic Studies, and Hydrologic Data_Reports Comp 12
Louisiana Public Awareness, Hydrologic Studies, and Hydrologic Data_Reports Comp 12

Compilation 12 of historical report covers from LA Water Science Center.

Compilation of report covers from LA Water Science Center (2)
Louisiana Public Awareness, Hydrologic Studies, and Hydrologic Data_Reports Comp 2
Louisiana Public Awareness, Hydrologic Studies, and Hydrologic Data_Reports Comp 2
Louisiana Public Awareness, Hydrologic Studies, and Hydrologic Data_Reports Comp 2

Compilation 2 of historical report covers from LA Water Science Center. These report citations and links can be found at https://www.usgs.gov/centers/lower-mississippi-gulf-water-science-cente….

Compilation of report covers from LA Water Science Center (3)
Louisiana Public Awareness, Hydrologic Studies, and Hydrologic Data_Reports Comp 3
Louisiana Public Awareness, Hydrologic Studies, and Hydrologic Data_Reports Comp 3
Louisiana Public Awareness, Hydrologic Studies, and Hydrologic Data_Reports Comp 3

Detailed description: Compilation 3 of historical report covers from LA Water Science Center. These report citations and links can be found at https://www.usgs.gov/centers/lower-mississippi-gulf-water-science-cente….

Compilation of report covers from LA Water Science Center (4)
Louisiana Public Awareness, Hydrologic Studies, and Hydrologic Data_Reports Comp 4
Louisiana Public Awareness, Hydrologic Studies, and Hydrologic Data_Reports Comp 4
Louisiana Public Awareness, Hydrologic Studies, and Hydrologic Data_Reports Comp 4

Compilation 4 of historical report covers from LA Water Science Center.

Compilation of report covers from LA Water Science Center (8)
Louisiana Public Awareness, Hydrologic Studies, and Hydrologic Data_Reports Comp 8
Louisiana Public Awareness, Hydrologic Studies, and Hydrologic Data_Reports Comp 8
Louisiana Public Awareness, Hydrologic Studies, and Hydrologic Data_Reports Comp 8

Compilation 8 of historical report covers from LA Water Science Center.

Keeping it Green with Winter Cover Crops 1
Keeping it Green with Winter Cover Crops Image 1
Keeping it Green with Winter Cover Crops Image 1
Keeping it Green with Winter Cover Crops Image 1

Cover crops planted early in the fall (right side of photo planted on October 5) can take advantage of warm soil and air temperatures, resulting in a greater amount of growth compared to cover crops planted later in the year as temperatures cool (left side of photo planted October 26, photo taken December 10).

Cover crops planted early in the fall (right side of photo planted on October 5) can take advantage of warm soil and air temperatures, resulting in a greater amount of growth compared to cover crops planted later in the year as temperatures cool (left side of photo planted October 26, photo taken December 10).

Amanda Whaling on the French Broad River near Asheville, NC.
Amanda Whaling on the French Broad River near Asheville, NC.
Amanda Whaling on the French Broad River near Asheville, NC.
Amanda Whaling on the French Broad River near Asheville, NC.

Amanda Whaling is a hydrologist for the United States Geological Survey. In this photo, she is working on the French Broad River near Asheville, North Carolina. Amanda is dedicated to her work and takes pleasure in being out in nature, collecting data to help us better understand our environment.

Amanda Whaling is a hydrologist for the United States Geological Survey. In this photo, she is working on the French Broad River near Asheville, North Carolina. Amanda is dedicated to her work and takes pleasure in being out in nature, collecting data to help us better understand our environment.

hurricanes and tropical storms in 9.15.2020 NOAA satellite image
USGS Scientists Work on Four Tropical Cyclones at Once
USGS Scientists Work on Four Tropical Cyclones at Once
USGS Scientists Work on Four Tropical Cyclones at Once

In this NOAA satellite image from Sept. 15, 2020, Hurricane Sally approaches the U.S. Gulf Coast, Hurricane Paulettte creates storm waves far out in the Atlantic, and Tropical Storms Teddy and Vicky lie near the coast of Africa. Two tropical depressions are also developing; one of them is not visible in this image.

In this NOAA satellite image from Sept. 15, 2020, Hurricane Sally approaches the U.S. Gulf Coast, Hurricane Paulettte creates storm waves far out in the Atlantic, and Tropical Storms Teddy and Vicky lie near the coast of Africa. Two tropical depressions are also developing; one of them is not visible in this image.

Bossier Louisiana Alert Map
Bossier Louisiana Alert Map
Bossier Louisiana Alert Map
Bossier Louisiana Alert Map

This is an alert map for Louisiana Bossier City. This is a screen shot but the live map can be found at https://wise.er.usgs.gov/dp/alertmaps/Bossier_map.html

Chart of watershed comparisons among Chesapeake Bay Watershed basins
Chesapeake Bay Watershed Comparison for Carousel
Chesapeake Bay Watershed Comparison for Carousel
Chesapeake Bay Watershed Comparison for Carousel

Chart displaying nontidal monitoring network and upstream drainage from monitoring locations.

Chart displaying nontidal monitoring network and upstream drainage from monitoring locations.

Illustration of BMP implementation in Chesapeake Bay Watershed
BMP Implementation Graphic
BMP Implementation Graphic
BMP Implementation Graphic

Sample graphic of data visualization of Chesapeake Data Dashboard

Sample graphic of data visualization of Chesapeake Data Dashboard

Visualization of pollution sources in Chesapeake Bay watershed
Pollution sources by Sector in Chesapeake Bay watershed
Pollution sources by Sector in Chesapeake Bay watershed
Pollution sources by Sector in Chesapeake Bay watershed

Sample visualization of pollution sources in Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Ashley Bussell performing quality work on site
Ashley Bussell working in the field
Ashley Bussell working in the field
Ashley Bussell working in the field

Bussell, Ashley M working on site, with Blue USGS Shirt.

Map showing new Gulf of Mexico storm tide bracket network
New Gulf of Mexico network speeds USGS hurricane preparations
New Gulf of Mexico network speeds USGS hurricane preparations
New Gulf of Mexico network speeds USGS hurricane preparations

Each one these blue dots represents a site where a storm-tide sensor bracket has been installed for the Gulf of Mexico pre-defined network. There are currently 85 brackets in Florida, 6 in Alabama, 3 in Mississippi, 18 in Louisiana and 26 in Texas, for a total of 138 bracketed sites. (Not all brackets will be used in all storms.)

 

Each one these blue dots represents a site where a storm-tide sensor bracket has been installed for the Gulf of Mexico pre-defined network. There are currently 85 brackets in Florida, 6 in Alabama, 3 in Mississippi, 18 in Louisiana and 26 in Texas, for a total of 138 bracketed sites. (Not all brackets will be used in all storms.)