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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: August 4, 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: July 31, 2020

Radiometric thermal aerial imagery from unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights: Potomac River in White's Ferry, Maryland on October 23, 2019

These digital images were taken over an area of the Potomac River in White's Ferry, Maryland using 3DR Solo unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) on October 23, 2019. These images were collected for the purpose of evaluating UAS assessment of river habitat data such as water depth, substrate type, and water clarity. Each UAS was equipped with a FLIR Vue Pro R 640 13mm radiometric thermal

Date published: July 31, 2020

True color aerial imagery from unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights: Potomac River in Brunswick, Maryland on October 22, 2019

These digital images were taken over an area of the Potomac River in Brunswick, Maryland using 3DR Solo unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) on October 22, 2019. These images were collected for the purpose of evaluating UAS assessment of river habitat data such as water depth, substrate type, and water clarity. Each UAS was equipped with a Ricoh GRII digital camera for natural color photos

Date published: July 31, 2020

Ground control points collected during unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights: Potomac River in Shepherdstown, West Virginia on October 21, 2019

Low-altitude digital images were taken over an area of the Potomac River in Shepherdstown, West Virginia using 3DR Solo unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) on October 21, 2019. The imagery was collected for the purpose of evaluating UAS assessment of river habitat data such as water depth, substrate type, and water clarity. Some photographs contain black and white targets used as ground c

Date published: July 31, 2020

Multispectral aerial imagery from unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights: Potomac River in Point of Rocks, Maryland on October 24, 2019

These digital images were taken over an area of the Potomac River in Point of Rocks, Maryland using 3DR Solo unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) on October 24, 2019. These images were collected for the purpose of evaluating UAS assessment of river habitat data such as water depth, substrate type, and water clarity. Each UAS was equipped with a MicaSense RedEdge multi-spectral camera that

Date published: July 31, 2020

True color aerial imagery from unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights: Potomac River in Shepherdstown, West Virginia on October 21, 2019

These digital images were taken over an area of the Potomac River in Shepherdstown, West Virginia using 3DR Solo unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) on October 21, 2019. These images were collected for the purpose of evaluating UAS assessment of river habitat data such as water depth, substrate type, and water clarity. Each UAS was equipped with a Ricoh GRII digital camera for natural col

Date published: July 31, 2020

Differenced Normalized Burn Ratio (dNBR) data of wildfires in the Sky Island Mountains of the southwestern US and northern Mexico from 2011-2017

This dataset is composed of 97 Differenced Normalized Burn Ratio (dNBR) images. Each dNBR represents a rough measure of fire-related vegetation change for wildfires (>400 ha) that occurred in the Sky Island Mountains within the Madrean Archipelago Ecoregion of the United States and Northern Mexico. These fires occurred between 2011 and 2017 and were mapped using Landsat 7 and 8 satelli

Date published: July 31, 2020

Mapped fire perimeters from the Sky Island Mountains of US and Mexico: 1985-2017

Polygon locations of fire perimeters in the Sky Island mountain ranges in the Madrean Archipelago Ecoregion of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. These fires occurred from 1985 to 2017 and were mapped using Landsat satellite imagery.

Date published: July 31, 2020

Ground control points collected during unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights: Potomac River in Point of Rocks, Maryland on October 24, 2019

Low-altitude digital images were taken over an area of the Potomac River in Point of Rocks, Maryland using 3DR Solo unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) on October 24, 2019. The imagery was collected for the purpose of evaluating UAS assessment of river habitat data such as water depth, substrate type, and water clarity. Some photographs contain black and white targets used as ground contr

Date published: July 31, 2020

True color aerial imagery from unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights: Potomac River in White's Ferry, Maryland on October 23, 2019

These digital images were taken over an area of the Potomac River in White's Ferry, Maryland using 3DR Solo unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) on October 23, 2019. These images were collected for the purpose of evaluating UAS assessment of river habitat data such as water depth, substrate type, and water clarity. Each UAS was equipped with a Ricoh GRII digital camera for natural color

Date published: July 31, 2020

Organic petrographic evaluation of carbonaceous material in sediments of the Kinnickinnic River, Milwaukee, WI, U.S.A.

This study describes the application of organic petrology techniques to quantify the amount of coal and carbonaceous combustion by-products (i.e., coke, coal tar/pitch, cenospheres) in sediments taken from the Kinnickinnic River adjacent to the former site of the Milwaukee Solvay Coke and Gas Company. The site produced metallurgical coke and coal-gasification by-products from 1902-19

Date published: July 31, 2020

True color aerial imagery from unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights: Potomac River in Point of Rocks, Maryland on October 24, 2019

These digital images were taken over an area of the Potomac River in Point of Rocks, Maryland using 3DR Solo unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) on October 24, 2019. These images were collected for the purpose of evaluating UAS assessment of river habitat data such as water depth, substrate type, and water clarity. Each UAS was equipped with a Ricoh GRII digital camera for natural color p