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Date published: January 1, 2018

Metabolism estimates for 356 U.S. rivers (2007-2017): 2a. Site coordinates

This dataset provides site locations as shapefile points. The format is a shapefile for all sites combined (.shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj files). This dataset is part of a larger data release of metabolism model inputs and outputs for 356 streams and rivers across the United States (https://doi.org/10.5066/F70864KX). The complete release includes:...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

SUTRA model simulations used to evaluate heat flow from microbial activity at a crude oil-contaminated site.

A steady-state, two-dimensional, heat transport model was created using SUTRA,
version 2.2, modified to allow for spatially-variable thermal properties and density
and viscosity variation with temperature. The model includes physical and hydrologic
characteristics of the Bemidji Research Site, a crude-oil contaminated research site,
along with previous-published...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Habitat Maps for the Cache Creek Settling Basin, Yolo County, California

The geospatial data presented here as ArcGIS layers denote landcover/landuse classifications to support field sampling efforts that occurred within the Cache Creek Settling Basin (CCSB) from 2010-2017. Manual photointerpretation of a National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) dataset collected in 2012 was used to characterize landcover/landuse categories (hereafter habitat classes

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Data on denitrification and ecological characteristics of nontidal floodplains, Chesapeake Bay watershed, USA, 2013-2016

This data set presents attributes of floodplain ecosystem characteristics including floodplain soil denitrification, floodplain soil biogeochemistry, floodplain vegetation, floodplain sedimentation, floodplain and channel morphometry, stream discharge and water quality, floodplain climate, floodplain physiographic region, and catchment land cover. Attributes are associated with 18

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

MODFLOW-2005 and MODPATH6 models used to simulate groundwater flow and transport and base-flow age in two tributaries to the Upper Chester River, Maryland

A steady state three-dimensional groundwater flow (MODFLOW-2005) and advective
transport (MODPATH6) model was developed to examine subsurface travel times to
wells and receiving streams in two subcatchments contributing to the Upper Chester
River, Maryland. The model was calibrated to conditions from 1990 to 2005, the period
for which groundwater levels, stream...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Biogeochemical data of water, sediments, periphyton, and macroinvertebrates collected from springs in and near Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (ver. 2.0, December 2019)

The U.S. Geological Survey is studying uranium and associated trace element bioaccumulation in aquatic invertebrates across a gradient of dissolved uranium concentrations in spring outflow pools and creeks in the Grand Canyon and adjacent watershed. This data release makes available data from sampling campaigns in April 2016 and in April 2017. Data collected include: (1) major ion, trace

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Summary of the 11,000 published soil BD, LOI, SOC%, Hg, and RHgC measurements from 13 studies (1978-2014)

The "published" dataset includes 11,000 published measurements of sediment total mercury (STHg, nanograms per gram of soil, dry), bulk density (BD, grams per cm3 of soil, dry), percent of soil organic matter (%OM, loss on ignition, LOI), percent of soil organic carbon (%SOC, calculated using the Redfield's number), RHgC (Hg to carbon ratio),

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

National-Scale Grid to Support Regional Groundwater Availability Studies and a National Hydrogeologic Database

The National Hydrogeologic Grid (NHG) dataset includes a raster and vector representation of 1-km cells defining a uniform grid that encompasses the continental United States. The value of each cell of the raster dataset corresponds to the 1-km cell number defined as 'cellnum' in the attributes of the vector data. The NHG consists of 4,000 rows and 4,980 columns, numbered from the t

Date published: January 1, 2018

MODFLOW-2005 model used to evaluate the potential effects of sea-level rise on the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system in the vicinity of Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey

A three-dimensional groundwater flow model, MODFLOW-2005 with the SWI2 module, was developed to
provide a better understanding of the geohydrology of the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system in the vicinity
of Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey. The model was used to evaluate the potential
effects of three sea-level rise scenarios on the aquifer system. The...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Field spectra from the Deschutes River near Bend, OR, July 26-28, 2016

Field spectra were collected from the Deschutes River near Bend, OR, July 26-28, 2016, to support research on remote sensing of river discharge. Reflectance measurements were made from a raft in the reach of the Deschutes River between Benham Falls and Dillon Falls using an Analytical Spectral Devices FieldSpec3 spectroradiometer operated in reflectance mode. The depth at each spectral me

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Metabolism estimates for 356 U.S. rivers (2007-2017): 2b. Site catchment boundaries

This dataset provides shapefile outlines of the catchments contributing to sites where metabolism was or could have been estimated. The format is a shapefile for all sites combined (.shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj files). This dataset is part of a larger data release of metabolism model inputs and outputs for 356 streams and rivers across the United States (https...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Downwelling spectral irradiance profile from the Deschutes River near Bend, OR, July 28, 2016

A vertical profile of downwelling spectral irradiance at different depths within the water column was measured on the Deschutes River near Bend, OR, July 28, 2016, to support research on remote sensing of river discharge. Downwelling spectral irradiance data were collected using an Analytical Spectral Devices FieldSpec3 spectroradiometer operated in irradiance mode and deployed from a cus

Attribution: Water Resources