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Date published: January 1, 2016

General Water Chemistry and Temperature 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

Data Quality Assurance - Instrument Detection Limits

This dataset includes laboratory instrument detection limit data associated with laboratory instruments used in the analysis of surface water samples collected as part of the USGS - Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council collaborative water quality monitoring project.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: July 31, 2015

Depth to 50 percent probability of oxic conditions, Chesapeake Bay Watershed

This dataset is a 900 meter resolution raster representing the depth in meters at which the probability of oxic groundwater occurring is at least 50%, for the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Oxic groundwater was defined as containing O2 values >= 2 mg/L. The values range from 0-100 meters, with 100 representing all depths greater than 100. It was created in support of models which define th

Date published: July 23, 2014

Geochemical Characteristics of the Conterminous United States: % MgO

This raster depicts the percentage of lithological magnesium oxide (MgO) content in surface or near surface geology. We derived these rasters by calculating the average percent MgO content for each map unit in combined surficial-bedrock geologic maps. We used state geologic maps (Preliminary Integrated Geologic Map Databases for the United States, Open File Reports 2004-1355, 2005-1305%

Date published: July 23, 2014

Geochemical Characteristics of the Conterminous United States: % Sulfur

This raster depicts the percentage of lithological sulfur (S) content in surface or near surface geology. We derived these rasters by calculating the average percent S content for each map unit in combined surficial-bedrock geologic maps. We used state geologic maps (Preliminary Integrated Geologic Map Databases for the United States, Open File Reports 2004-1355, 2005-1305, 2005-1323%

Date published: July 23, 2014

Geochemical Characteristics of the Conterminous United States: % Fe2O3

This raster depicts the percentage of lithological ferric oxide (Fe2O3) content in surface or near surface geology. We derived these rasters by calculating the average percent Fe2O3 content for each map unit in combined surficial-bedrock geologic maps. We used state geologic maps (Preliminary Integrated Geologic Map Databases for the United States, Open File Reports 2004-1355, 2005-1305

Date published: July 23, 2014

Geochemical Characteristics of the Conterminous United States: % Nitrogen

This raster depicts the percentage of lithological nitrogen (N) content in surface or near surface geology. We derived these rasters by calculating the average percent N content for each map unit in combined surficial-bedrock geologic maps. We used state geologic maps (Preliminary Integrated Geologic Map Databases for the United States, Open File Reports 2004-1355, 2005-1305, 2005-132

Date published: July 23, 2014

Geochemical Characteristics of the Conterminous United States: % CaO

This raster depicts the percentage of lithological calcium oxide (CaO) content in surface or near surface geology. We derived these rasters by calculating the average percent CaO content for each map unit in combined surficial-bedrock geologic maps. We used state geologic maps (Preliminary Integrated Geologic Map Databases for the United States, Open File Reports 2004-1355, 2005-1305,

Date published: July 23, 2014

Geochemical Characteristics of the Conterminous United States: % SiO2

This raster depicts the percentage of lithological silicon dioxide (SiO2) content in surface or near surface geology. We derived these rasters by calculating the average percent SiO2 content for each map unit in combined surficial-bedrock geologic maps. We used state geologic maps (Preliminary Integrated Geologic Map Databases for the United States, Open File Reports 2004-1355, 2005-130

Date published: July 23, 2014

Geochemical Characteristics of the Conterminous United States: % P2O5

This raster depicts the percentage of lithological phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5) content in surface or near surface geology. We derived these rasters by calculating the average percent P2O5 content for each map unit in combined surficial-bedrock geologic maps. We used state geologic maps (Preliminary Integrated Geologic Map Databases for the United States, Open File Reports 2004-1355, 200

Date published: July 23, 2014

Geophysical Characteristics of the Conterminous United States: Uniaxial Compressive Strength (MPa)

This raster depicts the percentage of lithological the compressive strength, measured as uniaxial compressive strength (in megaPascals, MPa) of surface or near surface geology. We derived these rasters by calculating the average strength for each map unit in combined surficial-bedrock geologic maps. We used state geologic maps (Preliminary Integrated Geologic Map Databases for the Unite

Date published: July 23, 2014

Geophysical Characteristics of the Conterminous United States: Lithology - Nutrient Source Data

This workbook summarizes nutrient geochemical data for each lithology contained within the USGS Preliminary Integrated Geologic Map Databases for the United States (Open File Reports 2004-1355, 2005-1305, 2005-1323, 2005-1324, 2005-1325, 2005-1351, and 2006-1272). The geochemical attributes in the “Lith Summary” spreadsheet (tab) are measures of central tendenc