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: January 1, 2017

Meteorological Database, Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, January 1, 1948 - September 30, 2016

This data release is the update of the U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase data release by Bera and Over (2016), with the processed data through September 30, 2016. The primary data for each year is downloaded from the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) (http://gonzalo.er.anl.gov/ANLMET/numeric/) and is processed following the guidelines...

Date published: January 1, 2017

Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland T4 from 1976

Orthorectified image from aerial photograph of wetland T4 in the Cottonwood Lake Study Area, Stutsman County, North Dakota. This image is part of a collection of photographs of the study area acquired during July and early August from 1975 to 2015.

Date published: January 1, 2017

Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland P4 from 2006

Orthorectified image from aerial photograph of wetland P4 in the Cottonwood Lake Study Area, Stutsman County, North Dakota. This image is part of a collection of photographs of the study area acquired during July and early August from 1975 to 2015.

Date published: January 1, 2017

Video-OCS Floating Wind Farm Site

This data release contains digital video files from the USGS field activity 2014-607-FA, a survey of the Oregon Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Floating Wind Farm Site in 2014. Video data were collected over 3 days between September 6 and September 9, 2014 using a towed camera sled system. 11.6 hours of video were collected along 18 transects; the mean length of time per transect was 38 m

Date published: January 1, 2017

Organic Matter Decomposition across a Coastal Wetland Landscape in Louisiana, U.S.A. Environmental Data (2014-2015)

Coastal wetlands store more carbon than most ecosystems globally. However, little is known about the mechanisms that control the loss of organic matter in coastal wetlands at the landscape scale, and how sea-level rise will impact this important ecological function.

Date published: January 1, 2017

Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) version 4.3 Transects with Long-Term Linear Regression Rate Calculations for the Exposed West Beaufort Sea coast of Alaska between the Colville River and Point Barrow

This dataset consists of long-term (~65 years) shoreline change rates for the north coast of Alaska between the Colville River and Point Barrow. Rate calculations were computed within a GIS using the Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) version 4.3, an ArcGIS extension developed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Long-term rates of shoreline change were calculated using a linear regre

Date published: January 1, 2017

Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland P8 from 2005

Orthorectified image from aerial photograph of wetland P8 in the Cottonwood Lake Study Area, Stutsman County, North Dakota. This image is part of a collection of photographs of the study area acquired during July and early August from 1975 to 2015.

Date published: January 1, 2017

Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland T5 from 1986

Orthorectified image from aerial photograph of wetland T5 in the Cottonwood Lake Study Area, Stutsman County, North Dakota. This image is part of a collection of photographs of the study area acquired during July and early August from 1975 to 2015.

Date published: January 1, 2017

Multichannel sparker seismic-reflection data of field activity 2016-656-FA; between Icy Point and Dixon Entrance, Gulf of Alaska from 2016-08-07 to 2016-08-26

This data release contains high-resolution multichannel seismic (MCS) reflection data collected in August of 2016 along the southeast Alaska continental margin. Structure perpendicular MCS profiles were collected along the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather fault. The data were collected aboard the R/V Norseman using a Delta sparker sound source and recorded on a 64-channel digital streamer. Subbo...

Date published: January 1, 2017

Uncertainty table for lidar-derived shorelines used when calculating rates in the Digital Shoreline Analysis System software for northern North Carolina (NCnorth)

Sandy ocean beaches are a popular recreational destination, often surrounded by communities containing valuable real estate. Development is on the rise despite the fact that coastal infrastructure is subjected to flooding and erosion. As a result, there is an increased demand for accurate information regarding past and present shoreline changes. To meet these national needs, the Coastal

Date published: January 1, 2017

Wedge Bands and Indices

A spread sheet documenting the mean and standard deviations of spectral response of Worldview 3 bands and spectral indices.

Date published: January 1, 2017

Summer Activity Sensor Data from Collars Deployed on Female Polar Bears in the Chukchi Sea 1989 to 1995 and Southern Beaufort Sea 1989 to 2014

These are data collected from two types of activity sensors housed within collars deployed on female polar bears in the Chukchi and southern Beaufort Seas during the months of July through October between 1989 and 2014. Mercury tip-switches were deployed 1989 to 2009 and accelerometers were deployed 2009-2014. Activity sensor readings were related to habitats used by polar bears as described...