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Date published: January 1, 2018

Hyperspectral image data from the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park, WY, August 23, 2015

Hyperspectral image data from the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park, WY, were acquired on August 23, 2015 to support research on remote sensing of rivers, particularly retrieval of water depth, and to facilitate efforts to augment an image time series for characterizing channel change along the Snake River. These data were collected by the Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager %

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Metabolism estimates for 356 U.S. rivers (2007-2017): 8. Metabolism estimates and predictors

This dataset provides daily metabolism estimates and potential predictor variables to support further exploration. The format is a table with 1 row per site-date combination (1 tab-delimited file, compressed into a zip file). This dataset is part of a larger data release of metabolism model inputs and outputs for 356 streams and rivers across the United States (...

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
Date published: January 1, 2018

MODFLOW-2000 and MODPATH model data sets used in scenarios of groundwater flow and pumping (1900-2500) near Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

An existing three-dimensional model (MODFLOW-2000) by Fine, Petkewich, and Campbell (2017)
(https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175128) was used to evaluate 7 water-management scenarios and
predict the effects on the groundwater flow and groundwater-level conditions in the Mount Pleasant,
South Carolina area. This model was...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Disentangling the effects of low pH and metal mixture toxicity on macroinvertebrate diversity: data sets

This dataset is comprised of water quality data and benthic macroinvertebrate data collected from basins in Colorado, USA, and Finland. The data includes ancillary water quality characteristics but also a suite of trace metals observed at each site. Also included are modeled outputs that characterize the bioavailability of each trace metal to a biotic ligand. These data were used to explore t...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Tables and charts for isotope-abundance variations and atomic weights of selected elements: 2016 (Ver. 1.1, May 2018)

Twelve chemical elements have intervals for their standard atomic weights, namely hydrogen, lithium, boron, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, magnesium, silicon, sulfur, chlorine, bromine and thallium. Isotopic abundances, isotope-delta values, and atomic weights for each of the lower and upper bounds of materials and compounds of these 12 elements are tabulated. Version 1.1 is

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

MODFLOW-2005 model archive for simulation of zones of groundwater contribution to wells south of the Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant in Bethpage, New York

A groundwater-flow model was used to simulate zones of contribution to wells
south of Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant, Bethpage, New York. The
model results will be used to demonstrate how the size and shape of zones
of contribution may vary.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Datasets used to evaluate the effects of antecedent streamflow and sample timing on trend assessments of fish, invertebrate and diatom communities across the United States, 2002-12 (input)

Detecting trends in biological attributes is central to many stream monitoring programs; however, understanding how natural variability in environmental factors affects trend results is not well understood. We evaluated the influence of antecedent streamflow and sample timing (covariates) on trend estimates for fish, invertebrate, and diatom taxa richness and biolgical condition from

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Metabolism estimates for 356 U.S. rivers (2007-2017): 4. Model inputs

This dataset provides input data formatted for use in estimating metabolism. The format is tables of prepared time series inputs (1 tab-delimited file per site, in 1 zip file per site). 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/...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Chloropyron maritimum subsp. maritimum population counts, tide, and weather data for Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge

Chloropyron maritimum subsp. maritimum population counts at Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, California, and tide and weather data from San Diego, California, are used to explain interannual variation in Chloropyron counts and to predict past population counts.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Temperature and geophysical data collected along the Quashnet River, Mashpee/Falmouth MA

The temperature and surface geophysical data contained in this release have primarily been collected to support groundwater/surface water methods development, and to characterize the hydrogeological controls on native brook trout habitat. All data have been collected since 2010 along the Quashnet River corridor located on Cape Cod, MA, USA. Cape Cod is a peninsula in southeastern coastal

Date published: January 1, 2018

Soil-Water Balance model datasets used to estimate groundwater recharge in Florida and parts of Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina, 1895-2010

A soil-water balance model (SWB) was developed to estimate potential recharge and
irrigation water demand from the groundwater flow system in Florida and parts of Georgia,
Alabama, and South Carolina for the period 1895 through 2010. This SWB model executable
code detailed in the report SWB—A Modified Thornthwaite-Mather Soil-Water-Balance Code
for Estimating Groundwat...

Attribution: Water Resources