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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

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

This dataset includes physical and hydraulic properties at selected sites in interior Alaska. Physical properties include dry bulk density, loss on ignition, saturated soil water content, and particle size distribution. Hydraulic properties include field-saturated hydraulic conductivity.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

MODFLOW-NWT data sets for simulation of Effects of Surface-Water and Groundwater Inflows and Outflows on the Hydrology of the Tsala Apopka Lake Basin in Citrus County, Florida

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Southwest Florida Water Management District,
calibrated a model to quantify the inflows and outflows in the Floral City, Inverness, and Hernando
pools of the Tsala Apopka Lake basin in Citrus County, Florida. The calibrated model, which uses
MODFLOW-NWT version 1.1.2, simulates hydrologic changes in pool stages, groundwa

Attribution: Water Resources
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

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

FTS RSS Temperature Test 2, John C. Stennis Space Center, Jun 2016

Two identical Radar Stage Sensors from Forest Technology Systems, were evaluated to determine if they are suitable for U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) hydrologic data collection. The sensors were evaluated in laboratory conditions to evaluate the distance accuracy of the sensor over the manufacturer’s specified operating temperatures and distance to water ranges. Laboratory results we

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

MODFLOW-NWT inset models from the regional Lake Michigan Basin Model in support of groundwater age calculations for glacial aquifers

Five MODFLOW-NWT inset models were extracted from the Lake Michigan Basin (LMB) regional model
(https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5109/). These inset models were designed to serve as a training ground for
metamodels of groundwater age in glacial wells. The study areas of the inset models correspond to HUC8
basins. Two of the...

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 2005 data sets for the simulation of potential increased inundation in flood-prone regions of Southeast Florida in response to climate and sea-level changes in Broward County, Florida, 2060-69

Two transient surface-water/groundwater models were developed to study the potential for increased
inundation and flooding in eastern Broward County due to changes in future climate and sea-level rise.
These models were constructed by using a modified version of MODFLOW 2005, with the surface-water
system represented by using the surface-water routing process (SWR1) and a new...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

iTOUGH2-EOS7C model used to analyze multiphase flow and underpressured shale at the Bruce Nuclear Site, Ontario, Canada

Hydraulic testing has revealed dramatic underpressures in Paleozoic shales and carbonates at the
Bruce nuclear site in Ontario. Although evidence from both laboratory and field studies suggests that
a small amount of gas phase methane could be present in the shale, previous studies examining
causal linkages between gas phase and the underpressure have been inconclusive. To...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Probability distribution grids of dissolved oxygen and dissolved manganese concentrations at selected thresholds in drinking water depth zones, Central Valley, California

The ascii grids represent regional probabilities that groundwater in a particular location will have dissolved oxygen (DO) concentrations less than selected threshold values representing anoxic groundwater conditions or will have dissolved manganese (Mn) concentrations greater than selected threshold values representing secondary drinking water-quality contaminant levels (SMCL) and he

Attribution: Water Resources