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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: September 17, 2020

2020 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: September 11, 2020

Bayou Sauvage NWR (LA) Haul Trail Snake Mortality, 2015-2017

Comprehensive list of carcasses detected at Haul Trail in Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge (Orleans Parish, LA) and relevant findings for specimens subject to postmortem examination at the USGS National Wildlife Health Center (Madison, WI).

Date published: September 11, 2020

Nearshore Current Observations Made Near South Padre Island, Texas, August 2018–February 2019

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the City of South Padre Island, Texas, deployed an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) to measure surface wave, pressure, and current-velocity data approximated 1-mile (1.61-kilometers) offshore from South Padre Island, Texas during August 2018–February 2019. The data were collected by using a trawl-resistant Teledy

Date published: September 11, 2020

Necropsy reference number and summary collection information for Washington state population of northern sea otters examined during 1989-2010

Morbillivirus epidemics in marine mammals first gained prominence in 1988 when an outbreak of phocine distemper virus (PDV) occurred in European harbor seals (Phoca vitulina vitulina). Prior to 2001, all serosurveys for morbilliviruses in sea otters (Enhydra lutris) in California, Washington and Alaska documented a 0% seroprevalence. The first published serodetections of morbi

Date published: September 11, 2020

Fleas collected from black-tailed prairie dog burrows in 2016 and 2017

The data are a list of the number and species of fleas that were collected from black-tailed prairie dog burrows in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, and New Mexico. Fleas were collected by swabbing ~100 burrows at 3 sites at each of 6 sites. Burrows were sampled twice each summer during 2016 and 2017.

Date published: September 11, 2020

Nesting habitat suitability for the Black-capped Petrel Pterodroma hasitata on Hispaniola, Supplementary Material

To focus nest-search efforts on Hispaniola and estimate the extent of the available nesting habitat, we analyzed the environmental characteristics of Black-capped Petrel (Pterodroma hasitata) nesting habitat and modeled suitable habitat on Hispaniola using openly available environmental datasets. Details on the methodology may be found in the associated publication (Satgé et al. 2020

Date published: September 11, 2020

Historical Power Consumption Coefficients and 2016 Power Usage for Irrigation Wells in Tooele, Parowan, and Goshen Valley, Utah

Spreadsheets of Tooele, Parowan, and Goshen Valley historical power consumption coefficients for active irrigation wells as of 2016 measured by U.S. Geological Survey, Utah Water Science Center, hydrologic technicians. The power consumption coefficients included in this data release were transcribed from paper format to electronic format. The coefficient of variation is included in this d

Date published: September 10, 2020

Soil Frost at Sleepers River Research Watershed, Danville, Vermont

Soil frost measurements have been made at Sleepers River Research Watershed starting in 1983. Measurements were made by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory from 1983 to 1993, followed by the U.S. Geological Survey from 1993 to the present. Measurements started at 5 sites and has increased to 10 sites. Sites range in elevation from 225 to 670 meters and...

Date published: September 10, 2020

Field, geotechnical, and meteorological data in support of manuscript "Linking mesoscale meteorology with extreme landscape response: effects of narrow cold frontal rainbands (NCFR)

This data release includes information used to support the manuscript "Linking mesoscale meteorology with extreme landscape response: effects of narrow cold frontal rainbands (NCFR)". The included datasets and supplement include information related to the 22 March 2018 NCFR and associated shallow landslides in the Toulumne Canyon triggered by this event. The three datasets and one supp

Date published: September 9, 2020

Multichannel Seismic-Reflection and Navigation Data Collected Using Sercel GI Guns and Geometrics GeoEel Digital Streamers During the Mid-Atlantic Resource Imaging Experiment (MATRIX), USGS Field Activity 2018-002-FA

In summer 2018, the U.S. Geological Survey partnered with the U.S Department of Energy and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to conduct the Mid-Atlantic Resources Imaging Experiment (MATRIX) as part of the U.S. Geological Survey Gas Hydrates Project. Objectives were to acquire high-resolution 2-dimensional multichannel seismic-reflection and split-beam echosounder data. 

Date published: September 9, 2020

USGS National and Global Oil and Gas Assessment Project - Sacramento Basin, Conventional and Continuous Assessment Unit Boundaries and Assessment Input Data Forms

This data release contains the boundaries of assessment units and input data for the assessment of undiscovered gas resources of the Sacramento Basin province in California. The Assessment Unit is the fundamental unit used in the National Assessment Project for the assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources. The Assessment Unit is defined within the context of the higher-level Total...

Date published: September 9, 2020

Dissolved Pesticides in Weekly Water Samples from the NAWQA Regional Stream Quality Assessments (2013-2017)

Dissolved pesticides were measured in weekly water samples from 482 wadeable streams in five regions of the United States during 2013-2017, as part of the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Regional Stream Quality Assessment (RSQA). One study was conducted each year, starting with the Midwest (2013), followed by the Southeast Piedmont (2014), Pacific Northwest (2015),