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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: June 17, 2019

Chemsitry data for assessment of the containment pond vegetation at Canyon Mine 2018

These data are comprised of measurements of elements (e.g., uranium, cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, cadmium, lead, etc.) in Canyon Mine containment pond vegetation samples collected in calendar year 2018, plus mercury in vegetation samples collected in 2017 and 2018.

Date published: June 17, 2019

Science to Inform Management of Floodplain Conservation Lands under Non-Stationary Conditions

Within large-river ecosystems, floodplains serve a variety of important ecological functions. A recent survey of 80 managers of floodplain conservation lands along the Upper and Middle Mississippi and Lower Missouri Rivers in the central United States found that the most critical information needed to improve floodplain management centered on metrics for characterizing depth, extent, frequency...

Date published: June 17, 2019

Fire probability for 1900-1929 using GFDL baseline climate values

Globally, changing fire regimes due to climate is one of the greatest threats to ecosystems and society. This dataset presents projections of historic and future fire probability for the southcentral U.S. using downscaled climate projections and the Physical Chemistry Fire Frequency Model (PC2FM, Guyette et al., 2012). Climate data from 1900-1929 and projected climate data for 2040-2069 and...

Date published: June 17, 2019

Organochlorine residues in starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) from the continental United States 1974-1985: National Contaminant Biomonitoring Program

The National Contaminant Biomonitoring Program (NCBP), which was developed and maintained by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), monitored concentrations of environmental contaminants in fish and wildlife over a period of about 20 years. Beginning in the 1960s as a component of the multi-agency National Pesticide Monitoring Program (NPMP) and continuing through the mid-1980s, fish and...

Date published: June 17, 2019

The thermal regime and species composition of fish and invertebrates in Kelly Warm Spring, Grand Teton National Park, WY-Data

We evaluated the thermal regime and relative abundance of native and non-native fish and invertebrates within Kelly Warm Spring and Savage Ditch, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Water temperatures within the system remained relatively warm year round with mean temperatures less than 20 degrees Celsius near the source, and greater than 5 degress Celsius approximately 2 km downstream of the...

Date published: June 17, 2019

Chemsitry data for assessment of the containment pond vegetation at Canyon Mine 2017-18

These data are comprised of measurements of elements (e.g., uranium, cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, cadmium, lead, etc.) in Canyon Mine containment pond vegetation samples collected in calendar year 2018, plus mercury in vegetation samples collected in 2017 and 2018.

Date published: June 17, 2019

Percent moisture and concentrations of lead and calcium in fish fillets from the Big River, Southeast Missouri Mining District Missouri, USA, 2005 to 2012

Lead (Pb) and calcium (Ca) concentrations were measured in fillet samples of longear sunfish (Lepomis megalotis) and suckers (Catostomidae) collected in 2005‒12 from the Big River, which drains a historical mining area in southeastern Missouri, where a consumption advisory is in effect due to elevated Pb concentrations in fish. Regression analysis indicated that fillet Ca explained 75‒>...

Date published: June 17, 2019

US_Navy_1944_Palmyra_Atoll_Map_land_clip

Version of "US_Navy_1944_Palmyra_Atoll_Map" clipped to 1944 land area. Scanned, georectified, and mosaiced image of 1944 hand-drawn map of buildings and facilities at Palmyra Atoll during World War II, at which time the atoll served as a training facility for the U.S. Navy. Scanned images were georeferenced against control points identifiable from 2007 QuickBird satellite imagery and on...

Date published: June 17, 2019

US_Navy_1944_Palmyra_Atoll_Map

Scanned, georectified, and mosaiced image of 1944 hand-drawn map of buildings and facilities at Palmyra Atoll during World War II, at which time the atoll served as a training facility for the U.S. Navy. Scanned images were georeferenced against control points identifiable from 2007 QuickBird satellite imagery and on control points for which positional data were gathered during sampling in...

Date published: June 17, 2019

Physical, chemical, and bioassay data from an evaluation of chronic toxicity of sodium chloride and potassium chloride to a unionid mussel (Lampsilis siliquoidea)

This dataset provides individual measurements of toxicity and water quality data. Multiple tests were conducted to determine the chronic toxicity of sodium chloride (NaCl) or potassium chloride (KCl) to a unionid mussel (fatmucket, Lampsilis siliquoidea). Initially, a 4-week NaCl test and a 4-week KCl test were conducted starting with 2-month-old mussels following the ASTM standard method. A...

Date published: June 17, 2019

Alpine Vegetation Trends in Glacier National Park, Montana 2003-2018

This dataset is focused on alpine plant species presence/absence, species turnover, and trends in species abundance on four mountain summits in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA from 2003 through 2014. Two summit sites were established in 2003 on Dancing Lady and Bison Mountain, east of the continental divide. Two additional summit sites were established in 2004 on Pitamakin and Mt. Seward,...

Date published: June 17, 2019

Science to Inform Management of Floodplain Conservation Lands under Non-Stationary Conditions

Within large-river ecosystems, floodplains serve a variety of important ecological functions. A recent survey of 80 managers of floodplain conservation lands along the Upper and Middle Mississippi and Lower Missouri Rivers in the central United States found that the most critical information needed to improve floodplain management centered on metrics for characterizing depth, extent, frequency...