Data and Tools

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 21, 2019

Borehole Erosion Test data, Lower American and Sacramento Rivers, California, 2019

Borehole erosion tests were performed to quantify sediment erosion rates as a function of depth below grade and flow speed at locations along the Sacramento and American Rivers in 2019. The dataset consists of: - borehole caliper files describing the initial geometry of the borehole, and its shape after each test flow event, - where available, a digital time series describing discharge into...

Date published: August 20, 2019

Land Use Land Cover for Selected Basins in Clarksburg, Montgomery County, MD

This dataset contains digitized land use/land cover (LULC) for the years 2011, 2015, and 2017. The dataset contains 1-meter resolution raster maps for each year covering the geographic area for six watersheds within and near the Clarksburg Special Protection Area located in Montgomery County, Maryland, USA. The area includes LULC within 500-foot buffered watersheds. Watershed boundaries for...

Date published: August 17, 2019

Estimation of vital rates to assess the relative health of mussel resources in the Upper Mississippi River System: Data

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR) has been quantitatively sampling a mussel bed in West Newton Chute (a side channel in Navigation Pool 5 of the Upper Mississippi River, UMR) annually since 2008. Briefly, ~200 systematically-placed 0.25 m2 quads are sampled annually; divers excavate substrates to a depth of ~15 cm and place material into a 6 mm mesh bag. Mussels are...

Date published: August 15, 2019

Carbon Isotope Concentrations in Stream Food Webs of the Arctic Network National Parks, Alaska, 2014-2016

This dataset includes information on the carbon samples that were collected from organic and mineral soils, streams, algae, invertebrates, and fish in the Arctic Network Parks.

Date published: August 14, 2019

Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS) for Central California, v3.1

This dataset contains spatial projections of coastal cliff retreat (and associated uncertainty) for future scenarios of sea-level rise (SLR) in Central California. Present-day cliff-edge positions used as the baseline for projections are also included. Projections were made using numerical models and field observations as part of Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS). Read metadata carefully...

Date published: August 13, 2019

Hurricane Matthew Overwash Extents

The National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards project exists to understand and predict storm impacts to our nation's coastlines. This geospatial dataset defines the alongshore extent of overwash sediments deposited along the southeast coast of the United States in Florida and attributed to coastal processes during [Atlantic Basin] Hurricane Michael, which made landfall in the U.S. on...

Date published: August 13, 2019

Hurricane Irma Overwash Extents

The National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards project exists to understand and predict storm impacts to our nation's coastlines. This geospatial dataset defines the alongshore extent of overwash sediments deposited along the southeast coast of the United States in Florida and attributed to coastal processes during [Atlantic Basin] Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in the U.S. on...

Date published: August 13, 2019

Hurricane Florence Overwash Extents

The National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards project exists to understand and predict storm impacts to our nation's coastlines. This geospatial dataset defines the alongshore extent of overwash sediments deposited along the southeast coast of the United States from North Carolina to Virginia and attributed to coastal processes during [Atlantic Basin] Hurricane Florence, which made...

Date published: August 13, 2019

Baseline coastal oblique aerial photographs collected from Navarre, Florida, to the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, and from Grand Point, Alabama, to St. Joseph Point, Mississippi, June 6, 2006

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) conducts baseline and storm-response photography missions to document and understand the changes in the vulnerability of the Nation's coasts to extreme storms. On June 6, 2006, the USGS conducted an oblique aerial photographic survey from Navarre, Florida, to the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, and from Grand Point, Alabama, to St. Joseph Point, Mississippi,...

Date published: August 13, 2019

Hurricane Michael Overwash Extents

The National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards project exists to understand and predict storm impacts to our nation's coastlines. This geospatial dataset defines the alongshore extent of overwash sediments deposited along the southeast coast of the United States in Florida and attributed to coastal processes during [Atlantic Basin] Hurricane Michael, which made landfall in the U.S. on...

Date published: August 12, 2019

Potential productivity and change for Indiangrass in the Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative area

This data set includes the relative production scenarios for Indiangrass [0.17(Precip) + 0.02(Sand) - 7.4]; this is the model from Epstein, et al. (1998). Soil texture (percent by weight) came from the Earth Systems Science Center (2008) which provided processed soils data from NRCS (gSSURGO), mean annual temperature (Celsius) and/or mean annual precipitation (millimeters) came from...

Date published: August 12, 2019

Potential productivity and change for big bluestem in the Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative area

This data set includes the relative production scenarios for big bluestem [3.08(Temp) -0.41(Precip)+0.14(Silt) - 0.16(Temp)^2 -31.9]; this is the model from Epstein, et al. (1998). Soil texture (percent by weight) came from the Earth Systems Science Center (2008) which provided processed soils data from NRCS (gSSURGO), mean annual temperature (Celsius) and/or mean annual precipitation (...