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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: January 1, 2016

Map 10: ArcGIS layer showing contours of the 25 percentile of water levels from all months during the 2000-2009 water years (feet)

Statistical analyses and maps representing mean, high, and low water-level conditions in the surface water and groundwater of Miami-Dade County were made by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources, to help inform decisions necessary for urban planning and development. Sixteen maps were created that show contours of...

Date published: January 1, 2016

Navigation data for marine geophysical data collected between Punta Gorda and Fort Bragg (northern California) during field activity B-04-12-NC from 09/17/2012 to 09/25/2012

This dataset includes navigation data for marine geophysical data jointly collected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Oregon State University in 2012, between Punta Gorda and Fort Bragg in northern California.

Date published: January 1, 2016

Empirical Models for Estimating Baseline Streamflows in California and their Likelihood of Anthropogenic Modification

The dataset contain estimates of natural monthly streamflow for 135,118 stream segments in California, USA, from 1950 to 2012. Segments are identified per the medium resolution National Hydrography Dataset (NHD), Version 1. The dataset also contains observed monthly streamflows and estimates of natural monthly streamflows for 894 USGS stream gages in California, USA.

Date published: January 1, 2016

Surface-sediment grain-size distributions from the Elwha River delta, Washington, July 2015

This portion of the data release presents sediment grain-size data from samples collected on the Elwha River delta, Washington, between July and August 2015 (USGS Field Activities 2015-648-FA and 2015-652-FA). Surface sediment was collected from 70 locations using a small ponar, or 'grab', sampler from the R/V Frontier on July 28, 2015. An additional 17 sediment samples were collected between...

Date published: January 1, 2016

Map 09: ArcGIS layer showing contours of the 50 percentile of water levels from all months during the 2000-2009 water years (feet)

Statistical analyses and maps representing mean, high, and low water-level conditions in the surface water and groundwater of Miami-Dade County were made by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources, to help inform decisions necessary for urban planning and development. Sixteen maps were created that show contours of...

Date published: January 1, 2016

Acquisition logs maintained on U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2000-005-FA in the Gulf of Mexico in 2000 (PDF and Excel spreadsheet formats)

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mapped approximately 22 square miles of the Madison Swanson Marine Protected Area (MPA) and Steamboat Lumps MPA, which are located on the Florida shelf edge in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico in 2000 using sidescan sonar and high-resolution chirp seismic-reflection systems. This survey was conducted as part of a larger study of the effectiveness of no-fishing...

Date published: January 1, 2016

Digital image mosaics of the nearshore coastal waters of selected areas on the island of Hawai'i generated using aerial photographs and SHOALS airborne lidar bathymetry data

This portion of the data release contains image mosaics generated using digitized 1:24K natural color photographs collected in June 2000 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS). These four image mosaics have 1.0 meter-per-pixel resolution, and intermittently cover approximately 53 km (33 mi) of shallow, coastal waters along the west, Kona...

Date published: January 1, 2016

Rhodamine WT dye concentrations measured at fixed locations in the Des Plaines River near Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Rockdale, Illinois (October 20-21, 2015)

Five Turner Designs C3 submersible fluorometers were deployed in the Des Plaines River downstream of the Brandon Road Lock and Dam (BRLD) near Rockdale, IL to measure Rhodamine WT dye concentrations during a U.S. Geological Survey dye study conducted on October 20-21, 2015. The lock chamber at BRLD was dyed with 4 liters of Rhodamine WT dye during a routine filling procedure. Measurements of...

Date published: January 1, 2016

Digital elevations and extents of regional hydrogeologic units in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer system

A digital model of the sedimentary Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer system is composed of 20 rasters and hydrogeologic unit extent polygons. Rasters describe the top elevations of regional aquifers and confining units at a resolution of 2640 feet (1/2 mile). The rasters are clipped to the extent polygons, which represent the spatial extents of the hydrogeologic units onshore and several...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2016

Data validating computation of boundary roughness from QL2 lidar derived digital elevation models for 2D hydraulic modeling applications--Pyhton Script and Toolbox

Calibration of hydraulic models require careful selection of input parameters to provide the best possible modeling outcome. Currently the selection of hydraulic resistance or 'n' values for these models is a subjective process potentially exposing models to critical review . A process is needed to objectively estimate n-values so everyone responsible for model calibration arrives at the...

Date published: January 1, 2016

EAARL Coastal Topography--Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama September 2006: Last Return

ASCII XYZ point cloud data were produced from remotely sensed, geographically referenced elevation measurements by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Elevation measurements were collected over the area using the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Experimental Advanced Airborne Research Lidar (EAARL), a pulsed laser ranging system mounted onboard an aircraft to measure ground...

Date published: January 1, 2016

Nearshore bathymetry data from the Elwha River delta, Washington, February 2016, collected from kayak

This part of the data release presents bathymetry data from the Elwha River delta collected in February 2016 using a kayak. The kayak was equipped with a single-beam echosounder and a survey-grade global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver.