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Data used to model and map arsenic concentration exceedances in private wells throughout the conterminous United States for human health studies

March 19, 2021

This data release contains data used to develop models and maps that estimate the probabilities of exceeding various thresholds of arsenic concentrations in private domestic wells throughout the conterminous United States. Three boosted regression tree (BRT) models were developed separately to estimate the probability of private well arsenic concentrations exceeding 1, 5, and 10 micrograms per liter (?g/L). A random forest (RF) model was developed to estimate the most probable arsenic concentration category (≤5, >5 to ≤10, or >10 ?g/L). The models use arsenic concentration data from private domestic wells located throughout the conterminous United States and independent variables that are available as geospatial data. The models were used to produce maps that are included in this data release. The model input data (predictor variables) that were used to make the maps are within a zipped folder (Map_Input_Data.zip) that contains 85 tif-raster files, one for each model predictor variable. The map probability estimates that are outputs from the model are in a zipped folder (Map_Output_Data.zip) that contains 13 tif-raster files, one model estimate map for each of the BRT models and four for the RF model, as well as 2 confidence interval maps for each BRT model.