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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: % 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

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

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

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: % K2O

This raster depicts the percentage of lithological potassium oxide (K2O) content in surface or near surface geology. We derived these rasters by calculating the average percent K2O 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: % Al2O3

This raster depicts the percentage of lithological aluminum oxide (Al2O3) content in surface or near surface geology. We derived these rasters by calculating the average percent Al2O3 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, 2005-13

Date published: July 23, 2014

Geophysical Characteristics of the Conterminous United States: Hydraulic Conductivity (µm/s)

This raster depicts the percentage of lithological the hydraulic conductivity (in micrometers per second) of surface or near surface geology. We derived these rasters by calculating the average conductivity 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-

Attribution: Water Resources
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 - Physical Source Data

This workbook summarizes geophysical 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 geophysical attributes in the “Lith Summary” spreadsheet (tab) are measures of central tendency for all

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: April 28, 2014

GIS Features of the Geospatial Fabric for National Hydrologic Modeling

The Geopspatial Fabric provides a consistent, documented, and topologically connected set of spatial features that create an abstracted stream/basin network of features useful for hydrologic modeling.The GIS vector features contained in this Geospatial Fabric (GF) data set cover the lower 48 U.S. states, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Four GIS feature classes are provided for each Region