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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: October 18, 2021

Idealized COAWST numerical model for testing marsh wave thrust and lateral retreat dynamics routines

There are two idealized domains developed in this work to test the marsh dynamics in the COAWST modeling framework.
1. First idealized domain is to test and verify the lateral thrust calculations.
2. Second idealized domain is to test the implementation of lateral retreat formulations

Date published: October 18, 2021

COAWST model of Barnegat Bay creeks to demonstrate marsh dynamics

The COAWST modeling framework was extended to add two key processes that affect marshes, erosion due to lateral wave thrust (LWT) and vertical accretion due to biomass productivity. The testing of the combined effects of integrating these two processes was done by modeling marsh complexes within Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and the Barnegat Bay estuary, New Jersey.

Date published: October 15, 2021

2020 Hydrologic Data Summary for the Central Pine Barrens Region, Suffolk County, New York

This U.S. Geological Survey data release provides surface-water quality, streamflow, and groundwater-elevation data collected within the Central Pine Barrens (CPB) Region of Suffolk County, New York, from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. 

Date published: October 8, 2021

Point Sampling Data for Eelgrass (Zostera marina) and Seaweed Distribution and Abundance in Bays Adjacent to the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska

These data are in seven tables relating to surveys of eelgrass beds in Izembek and Kinzarof Lagoons, Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. The tables provide environmental conditions, eelgrass abundance, distribution, and measurements used to estimate overall biomass.

Date published: October 6, 2021

Field Data Collected 2018 to Document Human-induced Gorge Incision at The Kink (Fortymile River, Alaska)

This dataset comprises four tables containing channel survey cross section data, field observations including channel width and bank material, measured surface water velocity, and alluvial grain size data collected along the North Fork Fortymile River near a man-made meander cutoff called The Kink.

Date published: October 5, 2021

Change factors to derive future precipitation depth-duration-frequency (DDF) curves at 174 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Atlas 14 stations in central and south Florida

This data release consists of Microsoft Excel workbooks, shapefiles, and a figure related to a cooperative project between the U.S. Geological Survey and the South Florida Water Management District to derive future change factors for precipitation depth-duration-frequency (DDF) curves at 174 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Atlas 14 stations in central and south Florida...

Date published: October 5, 2021

PFAS, pesticide, and pharmaceutical concentrations in the Bronx River, New York, 2019

This U.S. Geological Survey Data Release provides surface-water and bed sediment quality data at the Bronx River, New York, 2019. The data were collected with support from the Urban Waters Federal Partnership (UWFP) and others.

Date published: October 4, 2021

Zooplankton Data for Cheney Reservoir near Cheney, Kansas, October 2008 through July 2021

This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) data release provides zooplankton data collected from Cheney Reservoir, Kansas, during October 2008 through July 2021. All data are reported as raw calculated values and are not rounded to USGS significant figures. This data release was produced in compliance with the open data requirements as a way to make scientific products associated with USGS research...

Date published: October 1, 2021

Regional screening for managed aquifer recharge suitability in Jordan, Lebanon, and surrounding areas

The datasets included in this Data Release are: Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) suitability Map 1 prepared using tabular ranking of combinations of different classes of slope and runoff, and MAR suitability Map 2 prepared using multi-criteria decision analysis for slope and runoff. For detailed description of each dataset please see the associated report by...

Date published: September 30, 2021

Phytoplankton data for Cheney Reservoir near Cheney, Kansas, June 2001 through September 2020

This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Data Release provides phytoplankton data collected from Cheney Reservoir, Kansas, during June 2001 through September 2020. All data are reported as raw calculated values and are not rounded to USGS significant figures. This data release was produced in compliance with the open data requirements as a way to make scientific products associated with USGS...

Date published: September 30, 2021

Eelgrass distributions and bathymetry of Bellingham Bay, Washington, 2019

This data release presents eelgrass distributions and bathymetry data derived from acoustic surveys of Bellingham Bay, Washington. Survey operations were conducted between February 16 and February 21, 2019 by a team of scientists from the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center and Washington State Department of Ecology. Eelgrass and bathymetry data were collected from R/V George...

Date published: September 30, 2021

Application of the North Carolina Stochastic Empirical Loading and Dilution Model (SELDM) to Assess Potential Impacts of Highway Runoff

In 2013, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in partnership with the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published a new national stormwater quality model called the Stochastic Empirical Loading Dilution Model (SELDM; Granato, 2013). The model is optimized for roadway projects but in theory can be applied to a broad range of development types.