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Year Published: 2015

Regional growth decline of sugar maple (Acer saccharum) and its potential causes

Sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marsh) has experienced poor vigor, regeneration failure, and elevated mortality across much of its range, but there has been relatively little attention to its growth rates. Based on a well-replicated dendrochronological network of range-centered populations in the Adirondack Mountains (USA), which encompassed a...

Bishop, Daniel A.; Beier, Colin M.; Pederson, Neil; Lawrence, Gregory B.; Stella, John C; Sullivan, Timothy J.
Daniel A. Bishop, Colin M. Beier, Neil Pederson, Gregory B. Lawrence, John C. Stella, and Timothy J. Sullivan 2015. Regional growth decline of sugar maple (Acer saccharum) and its potential causes. Ecosphere 6:art179.

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Declining acidic deposition begins reversal of forest-soil acidification in the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada

Decreasing trends in acidic deposition levels over the past several decades have led to partial chemical recovery of surface waters. However, depletion of soil Ca from acidic deposition has slowed surface water recovery and led to the impairment of both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Nevertheless, documentation of acidic deposition effects on...

Lawrence, Gregory B.; Hazlett, Paul W.; Fernandez, Ivan J.; Ouimet, Rock; Bailey, Scott W.; Shortle, Walter C.; Smith, Kevin T.; Antidormi, Michael
Gregory B. Lawrence, Paul W. Hazlett, Ivan J. Fernandez, Rock Ouimet, Scott W. Bailey, Walter C. Shortle, Kevin T. Smith, and Michael R. Antidormi, 2015, Declining Acidic Deposition Begins Reversal of Forest-Soil Acidification in the Northeastern U.S. and Eastern Canada: Environmental Science & Technology, 49 (22), 13103-13111 DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b02904

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Hydrogeology of Valley-Fill Aquifers and Adjacent Areas in Eastern Chemung County, New York

The extent, hydrogeologic framework, and potential well yields of valley-fill aquifers within a 151-square-mile area of eastern Chemung County, New York, were investigated, and the upland distribution of till thickness over bedrock was characterized. The hydrogeologic framework of these valleyfill aquifers was interpreted from multiple sources of...

Heisig, Paul M.
Heisig, P.M., 2015, Hydrogeology of valley-fill aquifers and adjacent areas in eastern Chemung County, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5092, 19 p. plus appendix and 1 pl., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155092.

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Identifying trout refuges in the Indian and Hudson Rivers in northern New York through airborne thermal infrared remote sensing

The locations and sizes of potential cold-water refuges for trout were examined in 2005 along a 27-kilometer segment of the Indian and Hudson Rivers in northern New York to evaluate the extent of refuges, the effects of routine flow releases from an impoundment, and how these refuges and releases might influence trout survival in reaches that...

Ernst, Anne G.; Baldigo, Barry P.; Calef, Fred J.; Freehafer, Douglas A.; Kremens, Robert L.
Ernst, A.G., Baldigo, B.P., Calef, F.J., Freehafer, D.A., and Kremens, R.L., 2015, Identifying trout refuges in the Indian and Hudson Rivers in northern New York through airborne thermal infrared remote sensing: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1078, 17 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151078.

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Hydrogeology of the Susquehanna River valley-fill aquifer system in the Endicott-Vestal area of southwestern Broome County, New York

The village of Endicott, New York, and the adjacent town of Vestal have historically used groundwater from the Susquehanna River valley-fill aquifer system for municipal water supply, but parts of some aquifers in this urban area suffer from legacy contamination from varied sources. Endicott would like to identify sites distant from known...

Randall, Allan D.; Kappel, William M.
Randall, A.D., and Kappel, W.M., 2015, Hydrogeology of the Susquehanna River valley-fill aquifer system in the Endicott-Vestal area of southwestern Broome County, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5078, 28 p. plus appendixes, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155078.

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Coastal plain pond water quality and mercury contend of biota of the Long Island Central Pine Barrens and Mashomack Preserve: Effects of atmospheric deposition and human development

Pine barrens are considered an imperiled ecosystem in the northeastern U.S. The Suffolk County Pine Barrens, once the second largest in the Northeast, were substantially reduced and fragmented by development during the 20th century. The coastal plain ponds being considered in this study occur in central Suffolk County within the Long Island...

Lawrence, Gregory B.; Siemion, Jason; Lane, Oksana P.
New York State Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 2015. “Coastal Plain Pond Water Quality and Mercury Content of Biota of the Long Island Central Pine Barrens and Mashomack Preserve: Effects of Atmospheric Deposition and Human Development,” NYSERDA Report 15-01. Prepared by U.S. Geological Survey and Biodiversity Research Institute. nyserda.ny.gov/publications

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Analysis of storm-tide impacts from Hurricane Sandy in New York

The hybrid cyclone-nor’easter known as Hurricane Sandy affected the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States during October 28-30, 2012, causing extensive coastal flooding. Prior to storm landfall, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) deployed a temporary monitoring network from Virginia to Maine to record the storm tide and coastal flooding...

Schubert, Christopher E.; Busciolano, Ronald J.; Hearn, Paul P.; Rahav, Ami N.; Behrens, Riley; Finkelstein, Jason S.; Monti, Jack; Simonson, Amy E.
Schubert, C.E., Busciolano, Ronald, Hearn, P.P., Jr., Rahav, A.N., Behrens, Riley, Finkelstein, Jason, Monti, Jack, Jr., and Simonson, A.E., 2015, Analysis of storm-tide impacts from Hurricane Sandy in New York: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5036, 75 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155036.

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Didymosphenia geminata in the Upper Esopus Creek: current status, variability, and controlling factors

In May of 2009, the bloom-forming diatom Didymosphenia geminata was first identified in the Upper Esopus Creek, a key tributary to the New York City water-supply and a popular recreational stream. The Upper Esopus receives supplemental flows from the Shandaken Portal, an underground aqueduct delivering waters from a nearby basin. The...

George, Scott D.; Baldigo, Barry P.
George SD, Baldigo BP (2015) Didymosphenia geminata in the Upper Esopus Creek: Current Status, Variability, and Controlling Factors. PLoS ONE 10(7):e0130558. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0130558

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Measuring storm tide and high-water marks caused by Hurricane Sandy in New York: Chapter 2

In response to Hurricane Sandy, personnel from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) deployed a temporary network of storm-tide sensors from Virginia to Maine. During the storm, real-time water levels were available from tide gages and rapid-deployment gages (RDGs). After the storm, USGS scientists retrieved the storm-tide sensors and RDGs and...

Simonson, Amy E.; Behrens, Riley
A.E. Simonson and R. Behrens, Measuring Storm Tide and High-water Marks Caused by Hurricane Sandy in New York. In: J. Bret Bennington and E. Christa Farmer, editors: Learning from the Impacts of Superstorm Sandy, Oxford: Academic Press; 2015, p. 7-19.

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Water-table and potentiometric-surface altitudes in the Upper Glacial, Magothy, and Lloyd aquifers of Long Island, New York, April-May 2013

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with State and local agencies, systematically collects groundwater data at varying measurement frequencies to monitor the hydrologic conditions on Long Island, New York. Each year during April and May, the USGS conducts a synoptic survey of water levels to define the spatial distribution of the...

Como, Michael D.; Noll, Michael L.; Finkelstein, Jason S.; Monti, Jack; Busciolano, Ronald J.
Como, M.D., Noll, M.L., Finkelstein, J.S., Monti, Jack, Jr., and Busciolano, Ronald, 2015, Water-table and potentiometric-surface altitudes in the Upper Glacial, Magothy, and Lloyd aquifers of Long Island, New York, April–May 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3326, 4 sheets, scale 1:125,000, 6-p. pamphlet, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sim3326.

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Flood-inundation maps for the White River at Indianapolis, Indiana, 2014

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 6.4-mile reach of the White River in Indianapolis, Indiana, from 0.3 miles upstream of Michigan Street to the Harding Street Generating Station dam (at the confluence with Lick Creek), were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The...

Nystrom, Elizabeth A.
Nystrom, E.A., 2015, Flood-inundation maps for the White River at Indianapolis, Indiana, 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5051, 12 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155051.

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Geospatial compilation and digital map of centerpivot irrigated areas in the mid-Atlantic region, United States

To evaluate water availability within the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the University of Delaware Agricultural Extension, created a dataset that maps the number of acres under center-pivot irrigation in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain study area. For this study, the extent of the Northern...

Finkelstein, Jason S.; Nardi, Mark R.
Finkelstein, J.S., and Nardi, M.R., 2015, Geospatial compilation and digital map of centerpivot irrigated areas in the mid-Atlantic region, United States: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 932, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds932.