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Date published: January 1, 2019

Phytoplankton Species Composition, Abundance and Cell Size in San Francisco Bay: Microscopic Analyses of USGS Samples, beginning in 2014 (ver. 2.0, April 2019)

This Data Release makes available measurements of phytoplankton species composition, abundance and cell size made on samples collected in San Francisco Bay (CA) from January 2014 through December 2018. Whole water phytoplankton samples were collected at least monthly at fixed sampling stations along a 145-km transect where the variability of salinity, temperature, turbidity and nutrien

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Data on soil oxygen concentration and water level above soil surface of tidal freshwater forested wetlands in Virginia.

Denitrification measurements and ecosystem attributes in hummock-hollow microtopography of tidal freshwater forested wetlands along longitudinal riverine positions (upper, middle, and lower tidal river sites, and nearby upstream nontidal forested floodplains) of the adjoining Pamunkey and Mattaponi Rivers, Virginia.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Inorganic nutrient input and release from soil data for study along Pocomoke River, Maryland, evaluating the effectiveness of floodplain reconnection on water quality functions

Input and release of phosphate, nitrate, and ammonium measured using stacked ion-exchange resin bags on top of soil in floodplains along Pocomoke River, Maryland, in order to evaluate the effectiveness of floodplain reconnection on water quality functions.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Data used to evaluate drinking water quality in the glacial aquifer system, northern USA

This data release contains groundwater-quality data and well information for the glacial aquifer system in the northern USA. Water-quality data and well information were derived from a dataset compiled from three sources: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Water Information System (NWIS; USGS, 1998, 2002), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Safe Drinkin

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Concentrations of chlorinated ethene compounds in rock core collected from boreholes 83BR, 84BR, 85BR, 86BR, 87BR, 88BR, and 89BR in the mudstone underlying the former Naval Air Warfare Center, West Trenton, New Jersey

These data sets present results from the analyses of chlorinated ethene compounds in samples of rock core collected from boreholes 84BR, 84BR, 85BR, 86BR, 87BR, 88BR, and 89BR in the mudstone underlying the former Naval Air Warfare Center, West Trenton, New Jersey.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

UAS-based hyperspectral image data from the upper Sacramento River in northern California, September 13, 2017

An unmanned aerial system was used to acquire hyperspectral image data from the upper Sacramento River in northern California on September 13, 2017, to support research on remote sensing of rivers, particularly retrieval of water depth, and to facilitate efforts to characterize salmon habitat conditions and geomorphic change along the upper Sacramento River. These data were collected by t

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

SUTRA model used to evaluate the development of perennial thaw zones in boreal hillslopes

A generalized two-dimensional flow model using an enhanced version of the SUTRA model (in press)
was developed to examine active-layer dynamics and permafrost thaw development broadly applicable
to boreal headwater catchments. Coupled fluid-flow and energy transport was simulated through
various hillslope conditions basally bounded by permafrost and subjected to seasonal air...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Lake Biogeochemical Model Output for One Retrospective and 12 Future Climate Runs in Northern Wisconsin & Michigan, USA

This dataset contains modeled daily lake area, volume, constituent mass, and biogeochemical rates for 3,692 lakes in the Northern Highlands Lake District (NHLD) for one retrospective model run (1986-2010) and 12 model runs under future climate scenarios. This dataset was created using published tools developed to simulate detailed hydrological and biogeochemical fluxes for thousan

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Hydrogeochemical data for the characterization of stream, groundwater, and beaver-induced floodplain exchange in the East River Science Focus Area, Crested Butte, CO

The U.S. Geological Survey, along with scientists from Rutgers University, collected water chemistry, electromagnetic, redox-potential, dissolved oxygen, water flow rate, and water temperature data along stream and river corridors in multiple sub-watersheds of the East River Science Focus Area (SFA) near Crested Butte, CO. The concept of ‘river corridor’ scienc

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Data on soil porewater salinity and water level above soil surface of tidal freshwater forested wetlands in Virginia.

Denitrification measurements and ecosystem attributes in hummock-hollow microtopography of tidal freshwater forested wetlands along longitudinal riverine positions (upper, middle, and lower tidal river sites, and nearby upstream nontidal forested floodplains) of the adjoining Pamunkey and Mattaponi Rivers, Virginia.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

MODFLOW-LGR2 groundwater-flow model used to delineate transient areas contributing recharge and zones of contribution to selected wells in southeastern Albuquerque, New Mexico

A three-dimensional groundwater-flow model of a 73.2 square mile area in southeastern Albuquerque,
New Mexico was designed and coupled to a regional (parent) model of the Middle Rio Grande Basin
with the local-grid refinement numerical code MODFLOW-LGR2. This fine-gridded local (child) model
was designed to simulate the response of the aquifer to pumping stresses and simulate...

Attribution: Water Resources