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Date published: January 1, 2016

Rosen et al JoPL Pollen Dataset

This data release contains the data used to interpret the origin of the shallow lakes in the Khorezm Province, Uzbekistan, and the history of pesticide use around these lakes. The data include 1) lake sediment core data for age dating (cesium-137 and lead-210) for 12 lakes in Uzbekistan, 2) lake sediment core data for loss on ignition (LOI550)for determining organic carbon cont

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Date published: January 1, 2016

Tables supporting optimization of on-line hydrogen stable isotope-ratio measurements of halogen- and sulfur-bearing organic compounds using elemental analyzer-chromium/high-temperature conversion-isotope-ratio mass spectrometry

Tabular data demonstrates the performance of a modified reactor setup that enables high-quality hydrogen isotopic analysis of halogen- and sulfur-bearing organics with a modified elemental analyzer–chromium/high temperature conversion reactor that demonstrated an overall hydrogen-recovery of higher than 96 percent. These data support the article by Matthias Gehre, Julian Renpenning,

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2016

MODFLOW2005 model used to simulate the effects of groundwater withdrawals from aquifers in Ocean County and vicinity, New Jersey

A three-dimensional groundwater flow model was developed to simulate the effects of withdrawals on
the groundwater-flow systems of five aquifers in and around Ocean County, New Jersey—the unconfined
Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system and Vincentown aquifer, and three confined aquifers--the Rio Grande
water-bearing zone, the Atlantic City 800-foot sand, and the Piney Point a

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2016

Chlorophyll-a Data From Mesocosms Exposed to Bifenthrin

Direct and indirect ecological effects of the widely used insecticide bifenthrin on stream ecosystems are largely unknown. To investigate such effects, a manipulative experiment was conducted in stream mesocosms that were colonized by aquatic insect communities and exposed to bifenthrin-contaminated sediment; implications for natural streams were interpreted through comparison of mesocosm res...

Date published: January 1, 2016

Mapping enhanced grazing potential based on the NAWQA Wall-to-wall Anthropogenic Land-use Trends (NWALT) product, 1974-2012

This dataset provides an additional "Grazing Potential" land use class to the previously published U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Water-Quality Program (NAWQA) Wall-to-Wall Anthropogenic Land-use Trends (NWALT) product (Falcone, 2015, USGS Data Series 948). As with the NWALT, the dataset consists of five national 60-m land use grids, for the years 1974, 198

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2016

Standard and conventional atomic weights 2016 abridged to four significant digits

2016 four-figure standard and conventional atomic weights of the chemical elements

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2016

Hydrogeologic framework bottom elevations and thicknesses of Permian, Upper Pennsylvanian, Lower Pennsylvanian, and Mississippian units in the Appalachian Plateaus Physiographic Province

As part of the U.S. Geological Survey Water Availability and Use Science Program
study of Appalachian Plateaus aquifers, bottom elevations and thicknesses were
determined for Permian, Upper Pennsylvanian, Lower Pennsylvanian, and
Mississippian hydrogeologic framework units in the Appalachian Plateaus,
covering parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, West Virginia, Ken...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2016

MODFLOW datasets for simulations of groundwater flow with downscaled global climate model data for the Suwannee River Basin, Florida

A previously-developed groundwater model of the Suwannee River Basin was modified
and calibrated to represent transient conditions. A simulation of recent conditions was
developed for the 372-month period 1970-2000, and was compared with a simulation of
future conditions for a similar-length period 2039-2069, which uses downscaled GCM
(Global Climate Model) data. The...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2016

Bifenthrin Absorption to Mesocosm Walls Resulting From the Delivery of a Bifenthrin Spiked Suspended Sediment

Direct and indirect ecological effects of the widely used insecticide bifenthrin on stream ecosystems are largely unknown. To investigate such effects, a manipulative experiment was conducted in stream mesocosms that were colonized by aquatic insect communities and exposed to bifenthrin-contaminated sediment; implications for natural streams were interpreted through comparison of mesocosm res...

Date published: January 1, 2016

Adult Aquatic Insects that Emerged from Mesocosms Exposed to Bifenthrin

Direct and indirect ecological effects of the widely used insecticide bifenthrin on stream ecosystems are largely unknown. To investigate such effects, a manipulative experiment was conducted in stream mesocosms that were colonized by aquatic insect communities and exposed to bifenthrin-contaminated sediment; implications for natural streams were interpreted through comparison of mesocosm res...

Date published: January 1, 2016

Agricultural Pesticide Use Estimates for the USGS National Water Quality Network, 1992-2014

The National Water Quality Network (NWQN) for Rivers and Streams includes 113 surface-water river and stream sites monitored by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Water Quality Program (NWQP). The NWQN represents the consolidation of four historical national networks: the USGS National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Project, the USGS National Stream Quality Accountin

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2016

Lower Rio Puerco 1970s georeferenced aerial photographs

The 1970s images were obtained as digital scans on CDs, with no metadata. Source information for the original aerial photographs is not available. Original photo scale was about 1:40,000 for the 1975 images (filenames beginning "r75")and 1:12,000 for the 1979 images (filenames beginning "rfl"). I registered and rectified these images using identifiable common points from

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