Data and Tools

Science Datasets

The data collected and the techniques used by USGS scientists should conform to or reference national and international standards and protocols if they exist and when they are relevant and appropriate. For datasets of a given type, and if national or international metadata standards exist, the data are indexed with metadata that facilitates access and integration.

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Date published: February 19, 2019

33 high-resolution scenarios of land use and vegetation change in the Upper Missouri River Basin

A new version of USGS’s FORE-SCE model was used to produce unprecedented landscape projections for the Upper Missouri River Basin region of the northern Great Plains. 

Date published: February 19, 2019

2018 Known and Probable Grizzly Bear Mortalities in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Identifying the locations and causes of grizzly bear mortality is another key component in understanding the dynamics of this population. Over 80% of all documented bear mortalities are human-caused. Tracking human-caused bear deaths helps define patterns and trends that can direct management programs designed to reduce bear mortality.

Date published: February 18, 2019

Colorado River Mile System, Grand Canyon, Arizona

These data represent the centerline and measured increments at hundredths, tenths and whole miles, along the centerline of the Colorado River beginning at Glen Canyon Dam near Page, Arizona and terminating near the inflow s of Lake Mead in the Grand Canyon region of Arizona, USA. The centerline was digitized using Color Infra-Red (CIR) orthophotography collected in March 2000 as source...

Date published: February 18, 2019

Low-streamflow trends and basin characteristics for 2,482 U.S. Geological Survey streamgages in the conterminous U.S. (ver. 2.0, February 2019)

This data release contains drainage basin characteristics and low-streamflow trend results for 2,482 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) streamgages in the conterminous U.S. Data include streamgage identification number, name, drainage area, latitude, longitude, percent developed land use, percent crop land use, dam storage, streamgage classification, record completeness status, and trend slopes and...

Date published: February 18, 2019

LEAN-Corrected San Francisco Bay Digital Elevation Model, 2018

Lidar-derived digital elevation models often contain a vertical bias due to vegetation. In areas with tidal influence the amount of bias can be ecologically significant, for example, by decreasing the expected inundation frequency. We generated a corrected digital elevation mode (DEM) for tidal marsh areas around San Francisco Bay using the Lidar Elevation Adjustment with NDVI (LEAN) technique...

Date published: February 18, 2019

Surface Materials Data from Breccia-Pipe Uranium Mine and Reference Sites, Arizona, USA

This data release includes elemental analysis of soil samples collected at breccia-pipe uranium mines, at one undeveloped breccia-pipe uranium deposit, and at a reference site in northern Arizona. Samples were collected near the Arizona 1, Canyon, Kanab North, and Pinenut uranium mines, over the EZ2 breccia-pipe uranium deposit, and at the Little Robinson Tank reference site. Samples were...

Date published: February 18, 2019

Vegetation Community Data within a Proposed Wetland Area on the NM Boys and Girls Ranch near Bernardo, NM (2016)

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), working in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, installed a groundwater and vegetation monitoring network in a proposed wetland area east of the Rio Grande near Bernardo, New Mexico on the NM Boys and Girls Ranch, at a site now known as the Blue Heron Wildlife Preserve (BHWP). In September of 2016, baseline vegetation data were collected...

Date published: February 18, 2019

Ohia Dieback Study - Hawaii Island Canopy Status Assessment Table, 1977 - 2015

We analyzed very-high-resolution imagery to assess status of Metrosideros polymorpha forests across an 83,603 hectare study area that experienced extensive canopy dieback in the 1970s on the eastern side of the island of Hawaii. Using GIS we generated 1170 virtual vegetation plots with a 100 m radius; 541 plots in areas mapped in 1977 with trees dead or mostly defoliated (dieback), and 629...

Date published: February 18, 2019

Vegetation Community Data within a Proposed Wetland Area on the NM Boys and Girls Ranch near Bernardo, NM (2018)

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), working in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, installed a groundwater and vegetation monitoring network in a proposed wetland area east of the Rio Grande near Bernardo, New Mexico on the NM Boys and Girls Ranch, at a site now known as the Blue Heron Wildlife Preserve (BHWP). In September of 2016, baseline vegetation data were collected...

Date published: February 18, 2019

Map of study area for canopy status assessment in 2015

This dataset describes the boundary of the study area used to analyze regeneration and change in status of native ohia forests in the wet habitat on the eastern side of the island of Hawaii. This area includes forests that were heavily impacted by landscape-level canopy dieback in the 1970s as well as forests that were not affected with tree canopy death or defoliation.

Date published: February 18, 2019

Digital Surfaces of the bottom altitude and thickness of the Mississippi River Valley alluvial aquifer and site data within the Mississippi Alluvial Plain project region

Bottom altitudes of the Mississippi River Valley alluvial aquifer (MRVA) were compiled from interpretations of subsurface geophysical logs (log picks) at about 10,000 boreholes and wells located throughout the Mississippi Alluvial Plain (MAP) that were available from previous investigations. Five sources of the bottom altitude data are listed numerically in the Cross Reference section (below)...

Date published: February 18, 2019

Ohia Dieback Study - 1977 Ground Survey Plot Locations

This data set provides the locations of the ground-based vegetation plots that have been used to assess the status of the ohia forests on the eastern side of the island of Hawaii following a landscape-level canopy dieback event that occurred in this area in the 1970s. These plots have been resurveyed several times and the results summarized by Boehmer et al. 2013.