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Date published: January 1, 2018

Metabolism estimates for 356 U.S. rivers (2007-2017): 7. Model diagnostics

This dataset provides key diagnostics and overall assessments of metabolism model performance. The format is a table with 1 row per model (1 tab-delimited file, compressed into zip file). See the accompanying publication for rationale for the choices of specific diagnostics. This dataset is part of a larger data release of metabolism model inputs and outputs for 356 streams and rivers acro...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

MODFLOW-NWT model scenarios used to evaluate potential effects of proposed drainage modifications on groundwater discharge in the vicinity of Long Lake, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, near Gary, Indiana

A previously developed three-dimensional groundwater-flow model that used the MODFLOW-NWT code
was updated to simulate the effects of various proposed drainage modifications aimed at reducing
discharge to a sanitary sewer system near Long Lake in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, near Gary,
Indiana. The original steady-state model documented in the USGS report (...

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

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

Surface water and groundwater water chemistry data collected along the Quashnet River, Mashpee/Falmouth, MA

This data set includes dissolved oxygen (DO) and specific conductivity (SpC) data collected in both the surface water and shallow streambed at the Quashnet River, Mashpee, USA from 2014-16. This data was collected to better understand groundwater discharge to the river and associated brook trout habitat. DO was typically near saturation in surface water and some groundwater, but is

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

Estimates of Road Salt Application across the Conterminous United States, 1992-2015

Annual estimates of road salt application were developed for the conterminous United States for the calendar years 1992 through 2015. The final dataset consists of 24 rasters in Geostationary Earth Orbit Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF), one for each year from 1992 through 2015. The final estimates (in pounds) were derived from several data sources, which include road density and p

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

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

Physical and Hydraulic Properties at Recently Burned and Long-Unburned Boreal Forest Areas in Interior Alaska, USA

This dataset includes volumetric soil-water content profiles with depth at selected sites in interior Alaska.

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

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