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Date published: May 1, 2020

Thermal infrared and photogrammetric data collected by drone for hydrogeologic characterization around two US Geological Survey Next Generation Water Observing Systems stream gage locations near Claryville, NY, USA

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collected low-altitude (typically 200-350 ft above land surface) airborne thermal infrared, and visual imagery data via a multirotor, small unoccupied aircraft system (UAS or ‘drone’) deployed along the river corridor encompassing two U.S. Geological Survey Next Generation Water Observing Systems (NGWOS) stream gage locations n

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: April 30, 2020

Soil Temperature Data from West Fork of Dall Creek, AK 2019

The West Fork of Dall Creek contains a burn scar surrounded by unburned black spruce forest. Soil temperature sensors were installed in the unburned black spruce forest adjacent to the burn scar on 5/10/2017 and removed on 6/26/2018. Data were collected from depths of 10, 30, 50, and 70 cm.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: April 30, 2020

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Data from West Fork of Dall Creek, AK 2019

The West for of Dall Creek contains a burn scar (Dall City Fire 2004) surrounded by unburned black spruce forest. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) data were acquired with a Dart down-borehole tool (Vista Clara, Inc., Mukilteo, Washington) form both within the burn scar from the unburned black spruce forest. Boreholes were augered to various depths throughout the study, and PVC

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: April 30, 2020

Geophysical and related field data from the West Fork of Dall Creek, AK 2017-2019

The West Fork of Dall Creek contains a burn scar from the 2004 Dall City Fire and is surrounded by otherwise unburned black spruce forest. Multi-season, multi-method geophysical data were collected both within the burned and unburned areas. Geophysical techniques used include Nuculear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) data. NMR data were collected with a down b

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: April 30, 2020

Ground Penetrating Radar data from West Fork of Dall Creek, AK 2019

Five ground penetrating radar (GPR) profiles were collected on 4/4/2019 at the West Fork of Dall Creek in interior Alaska. The West Fork of Dall Creek contains a burn scar (2004 Dall City fire) surrounded by unburned black spruce forest. Collected profiles except for the central midpoint survey (CMP) cross the burn scar with the beginning and end of each transect ending in the unb

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: April 24, 2020

Acetylene Consumption and Dechlorination by a Groundwater Microbial Enrichment Culture

This study aimed to (1) enrich microbial acetylenotrophs from trichloroethylene (TCE) contaminated groundwater and (2) evaluate whether these enrichments could degrade TCE coupled to acetylene degradation. Acetylenotrophs are microorganisms that use acetylene as their carbon and energy source. TCE contaminated groundwater was collected from wells at the Naval Air Warfare Center (NAW

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: April 20, 2020

Field measurements of flow velocity from the Tanana River, Alaska, July 24, 2019

Field measurements of flow velocity were acquired from a reach of the Tanana River near Nenana, Alaska, July 24, 2019, to support research on estimating surface flow velocities from remotely sensed data via particle image velocimetry (PIV). The velocity measurements included in this data release were obtained using a TRDI RiverRay acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) deployed

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: April 20, 2020

High-resolution image sequence from the Salcha River, Alaska, August 31, 2018, for Particle Image Velocimetry

This data release consists of a sequence of high spatial resolution optical images used to derive remotely sensed estimates of surface flow velocity via particle image velocimetry (PIV). These data were acquired from the Salcha River in Alaska on August 31, 2018, along with field measurements of flow velocity used to assess the accuracy of image-derived velocity estimates. The images we

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: April 20, 2020

High frame rate image sequence from the Tanana River, Alaska, July 24, 2019, for Particle Image Velocimetry

This data release consists of a sequence of optical images extracted from a high frame rate video and used to derive remotely sensed estimates of surface flow velocity via particle image velocimetry (PIV). These data were acquired from the Tanana River near Nenana, Alaska, on July 24, 2019, along with field measurements of flow velocity used to assess the accuracy of image-derived ve

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: April 20, 2020

Field measurements of flow velocity from the Salcha River, Alaska, August 31, 2018

Field measurements of flow velocity were acquired from a reach of the Salcha River in Alaska, August 31, 2018, to support research on estimating surface flow velocities from remotely sensed data via particle image velocimetry (PIV). The velocity measurements included in this data release were obtained using a TRDI RiverRay acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) deployed from a bo

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: April 7, 2020

Statistical Methods in Water Resources - Supporting Materials

This dataset contains all of the supporting materials to accompany Helsel, D.R., Hirsch, R.M., Ryberg, K.R., Archfield, S.A., and Gilroy, E.J., 2020, Statistical methods in water resources: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 4, chapter A3, 454 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/tm4a3. [Supersedes USGS Techniques of Water-Resources...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: April 2, 2020

Permafrost Mapping in Two Wetland Systems North of the Tanana River in Interior Alaska 2014, ERT Data

Surface-based 2D electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) surveys were used to investigate the distribution of permafrost at wetland sites on the alluvial plain north of the Tanana River, 20 km southwest of Fairbanks, Alaska, in June and September 2014. The sites contained habitat types characteristic of interior Alaska, including thermokarst bog, forested permafrost plateau, and

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