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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: February 11, 2016

Spring Season Habitat Suitability Index raster

This raster represents a continuous surface of sage-grouse habitat suitability index (HSI, created using ArcGIS 10.2.2) values for Nevada during spring, which is a surrogate for habitat conditions during the sage-grouse breeding and nesting period. Summary of steps to create Habitat Categories: HABITAT SUITABILITY INDEX: The HSI was derived from a generalized linear mixed model (specified by...

Date published: February 11, 2016

Composite Habitat Suitability Index for Greater Sage-grouse in Nevada and northeastern California

This raster represents a continuous surface of sage-grouse habitat suitability index (HSI) values for Nevada. HSIs were calculated for spring, summer, and winter sage-grouse seasons, and then multiplied together to create this composite dataset. Summary of steps to create Habitat Categories: HABITAT SUITABILITY INDEX: The HSI was derived from a generalized linear mixed model (specified by...

Date published: February 11, 2016

Summer Season Habitat Suitability Index for Greater Sage-grouse in Nevada and northeastern California

This raster represents a continuous surface of sage-grouse habitat suitability index (HSI) values for Nevada during summer, which is a surrogate for habitat conditions during the sage-grouse brood-rearing period. Summary of steps to create Habitat Categories: HABITAT SUITABILITY INDEX: The HSI was derived from a generalized linear mixed model (specified by binomial distribution and created...

Date published: February 11, 2016

Composite Habitat Categories for Greater Sage-grouse in Nevada and northeastern California

This shapefile represents habitat suitability categories (High, Moderate, Low, and Non-Habitat) derived from a composite, continuous surface of sage-grouse habitat suitability index (HSI) values for Nevada and northeastern California formed from the multiplicative product of the spring, summer, and winter HSI surfaces. Summary of steps to create Habitat Categories: HABITAT SUITABILITY INDEX:...

Date published: February 4, 2016

Monthly Summertime Fog & Coastal Low Cloud Cover Dataset for North and Central Coastal California from 1999-2009

This dataset contains monthly average hours of fog and low cloud cover (FLCC) per day for North and Central Coastal California. 

Date published: February 1, 2016

Decadal Summertime Fog & Coastal Low Cloud Dataset for North and Central Coastal California for 1999-2009

The raster grids in this dataset show the relative amount of summertime fog and low cloud cover (FLCC) over a decade for North and Central Coastal California on either a monthly or annual basis. 

Date published: February 1, 2016

Data Management

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Date published: January 31, 2016

January 22-24, 2016 Flood Peak Table

Summary of provisional flood peaks recorded at U.S. Geological Survey gaging stations by the New Jersey Water Science Center during the flood of January 22-24, 2016 across the state of New Jersey

Date published: January 25, 2016

1983 Digitized Shoreline for Breton Island, Louisiana (Geographic, NAD83)

Shorelines were derived from the National High Altitude Photography (NHAP) program. The NHAP was coordinated by the U.S. Geological Survey as an interagency project to acquire cloud-free aerial photographs at a specific altitude above mean terrain elevation. Two different camera systems were used to obtain simultaneous coverage of black-and-white (BW) and color infrared (CIR) aerial...

Date published: January 25, 2016

2014 Vectorized Shoreline for Breton Island, Louisiana (Geographic, NAD83)

Shorelines were derived from a U.S. Geological Survey topographic lidar survey that was conducted on January 16-18, 2014 over Breton Island, Louisiana and released under USGS field activity number 14LGC01. Quantum Spatial was contracted by the USGS to collect and process these data. This dataset contains vectorized shorelines created from data acquired from Breton Island, Louisiana. Shorelines...

Date published: January 25, 2016

1998 Digitized Shoreline for Breton Island, Louisiana(Geographic, NAD83)

Shorelines were derived from the U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center's Digital Orthophoto Quarter Quads (DOQQ) images collected on January 24, 1998. This dataset contains digitized shorelines created from the USGS imagery for Breton Island, Louisiana. Shorelines were digitized in ArcMap 10.2.2 so they could be used for area and shoreline change analysis...

Date published: January 25, 2016

2001 Vectorized Shoreline for Breton Island, Louisiana (Geographic, NAD83)

A first-surface elevation map was produced cooperatively from remotely sensed, geographically referenced elevation measurements collected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on September 07-09, 2001. Elevation measurements were collected over the area using the NASA Airborne Topographic Mapper (ATM), a scanning lidar system that...