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Flood of October 31 to November 3, 2019, East Canada Creek, West Canada Creek, and Sacandaga River Basins

Between October 31 and November 3, 2019, historic flooding in parts of the Mohawk Valley and southern Adirondack region resulted in one fatality, an estimated $33 million in damages, and the declaration of a state of emergency for 13 New York counties. Flooding resulted from high-intensity rainfall within a 24-hour period between October 31 and November 1, 2019, at the end of an October that had m
Alexander P. Graziano, Travis L. Smith, Arthur G. Lilienthal

Updated three-dimensional temperature maps for the Great Basin, USA

As part of the periodic update of the geothermal energy assessments for the USA (e.g., last update by Williams and others, 2008), a new three-dimensional temperature map has been constructed for the Great Basin, USA. Williams and DeAngelo (2011) identified uncertainty in estimates of conductive heat flow near land surface as the largest contributor to uncertainty in previously published temperatur
Erick Burns, Jacob DeAngelo, Colin F. Williams

U.S. Geological Survey Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center: Proceedings of the fiscal year 2023 annual reporting meeting to the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program

This proceedings is prepared for the USBR and Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program (GCDAMP) to account for work conducted and products delivered in FY 2023 by SBSC's Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center (GCMRC) and to inform the Technical Work Group of science conducted by GCMRC and its cooperators in support of the GCDAMP. It includes a summary of accomplishments, modifications to w
Andrew Alan Schultz, Gregory Mark Anderson, David Topping, Ronald E. Griffiths, David Dean, Paul Grams, Keith Kohl, Gerard Lewis Salter, Matthew A. Kaplinski, Katherine Chapman, Erich R. Mueller, Emily C. Palmquist, Bradley J. Butterfield, Joel B. Sankey, Bridget Deemer, Charles Yackulic, Lindsay Erika Hansen, Drew Elliot Eppehimer, Theodore Kennedy, Anya Metcalfe, Jeffrey Muehlbauer, Morgan Ford, Michael Dodrill, Maria C. Dzul, Pilar Rinker, Michael J. Pillow, David Ward, Josh Korman, Molly A.H. Webb, James A. Crossman, Eric J Frye, David L. Rogowski, Kimberley Dibble, Lucas Bair, Joshua Abbott, Thomas Gushue, Erica Paige Byerley, Joseph E Thomas, Thomas A. Sabol, Bryce Anthony Mihalevich

Advancing subsurface investigations beyond the borehole with passive seismic horizontal-to-vertical spectral ratio and electromagnetic geophysical methods at transportation infrastructure sites in New Hampshire

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT), surveyed transportation infrastructure sites using rapidly deployable geophysical methods to assess benefits added to a comprehensive site characterization with traditional geotechnical techniques. Horizontal-to-vertical spectral-ratio (HVSR) passive-seismic and electromagnetic-induction
James Degnan, Krystle Pelham, Neil Terry, Sydney M. Welch, Carole D. Johnson

Atmospheric correction intercomparison of hyperspectral and multispectral imagery over agricultural study sites

In this research effort we assess the performance of atmospheric correction-based surface reflectance (SR) retrievals from two satellite image sources, one with very high spatial resolution (VHR) (
Brian T Lamb, W. Dean Hively, Jyoti Jennewein, Alison Thieme, Alex M. Soroka

Bedform distributions and dynamics in a large, channelized river: Implications for benthic ecological processes

Sand bedforms are fundamental habitat elements for benthic fish in large, sand-bedded rivers and are hypothesized to provide flow refugia, food transport, and ecological disturbance. We explored bedform distributions and dynamics in the Lower Missouri River, Missouri, with the objective of understanding the implications of these features for benthic fish habitat, particularly for the endangered pa
Caroline M. Elliott, R. B. Jacobson, Bruce Call, Maura O Roberts

Unifying the Neoarchean Lac des Iles Complex and implications for the petrogenesis of Pd-enriched noritic breccia pipes in ancient arcs

No abstract available.
William D. Smith, L. Fay, M.L. Djon, Michael Jenkins, Y. Lin, Z. S. Yao, James E. Mungall

Melting at the base of the J-M Reef Package, Stillwater Complex

No abstract available.
Michael Jenkins, Stephen J. Barnes

Geoelectric field model validation in the southern California Edison system: Case study

Geomagnetic storms are a natural phenomenon that cause magnetic field variations at the surface of the Earth. These variations induce electrical current in natural and artificial conductors at and below the surface, resulting in geomagnetically induced currents (GIC) in power systems. The key to modeling GIC is to estimate the geoelectric field in the region of the power grid. The estimation of GI
Christopher C. Balch, Chaoyang Jing, Anna Kelbert, Patricia Arons, Kevin Richardson

Aging contrast: A contrastive learning framework for fish re-identification across seasons and years.

The fields of biology, ecology, and fisheries management are witnessing a growing demand for distinguishing individual fish. In recent years, deep learning methods have emerged as a promising tool for image-based fish recognition. Our study is focused on the re-identification of masu salmon from Japan, wherein fish were individually marked and photographed to evaluate discriminative body character
Weili Shi, Z. Zhou, Benjamin Letcher, Nathaniel P. Hitt, Yoichiro Kanno, R. Futamura, O. Kishida, K. Morita, Sheng Li

Evidence for a high-level porphyritic intrusion below the Sunnyside epithermal vein deposit, Colorado

High-temperature quartz veins were identified in drill core at ~600 m below the Sunnyside epithermal base and pre-cious metal deposit in southwestern Colorado. The veins consist of early anhedral quartz that shows a bluish ca-thodoluminescence emission and hosts heterogenous silicate melt inclusions. The early quartz is overgrown by a later generation of quartz that exhibits euhedral termina-tions

Mario A Guzman, Thomas Monecke, T. James Reynolds, Thomas J. Casadevall