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.

Filter Total Items: 7,105
Date published: April 16, 2019

Global Food Security-support Analysis Data (GFSAD) Cropland Extent 2015 Australia, New Zealand, China, Mongolia 30 m

Teluguntla, P., Thenkabail, P.S., Xiong, J., Gumma, M.K., Congalton, R. G., Oliphant, A. J., Sankey, T., Poehnelt, J., Yadav, K., Massey, R., Phalke, A., Smith, C. (2017). NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Global Food Security-support Analysis Data (GFSAD)

Date published: April 16, 2019

Global Food Security-support Analysis Data (GFSAD) Cropland Extent 2015 Africa 30 m

Xiong, J., Thenkabail, P. S., Tilton, J.C., Gumma, M. K., Teluguntla, P., Congalton, R. G., Yadav, K., Dungan, J., Oliphant, A. J., Poehnelt, J., Smith, C., Massey, R. (2017). NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Global Food Security-support Analysis Data (GFSAD) @ 30-m Africa: Cropland Extent Product (GFSAD30AFCE).

Date published: April 10, 2019

Prospect- and Mine-Related Features from U.S. Geological Survey 7.5- and 15-Minute Topographic Quadrangle Maps of the United States

These data are part of a larger USGS project to develop an updated geospatial database of mines, mineral deposits and mineral regions in the United States. Mine and prospect-related symbols, such as those used to represent prospect pits, mines, adits, dumps, tailings, etc., hereafter referred to as “mine” symbols or features, are currently being digitized on a state-by-state basis from the 7...

Date published: April 5, 2019

DATA RELEASE - Predictive maps of 2D and 3D surface soil properties and associated uncertainty for the Upper Colorado River Basin, USA

Raster datasets are maps of soil surface properties that were used in analyzing different approaches for digital soil mapping. They include maps of soil pH, electrical conductivity, soil organic matter, and soil summed fine and very fine sand contents that were created using 2D and 3D modeling strategies. For each property a map was created using 2D and 3D approaches to compare the mapped...

Date published: April 5, 2019

High-resolution geophysical data collected along the Delmarva Peninsula 2014, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2014-002-FA

 Data collected during the 2014 cruise include swath bathymetry, sidescan sonar, chirp and boomer seismic-reflection profiles, acoustic Doppler current profiler, and sample and bottom photograph data. Processed data in raster and vector format are released here for the swath bathymetry, sidescan sonar, and seismic-reflection profiles. 

Date published: April 3, 2019

Magnetic susceptibility measurements on outcrops in the eastern Adirondack Highlands, New York

Magnetic susceptibility was measured on outcropping rock in the eastern Adirondack Mountains, New York. A Terraplus KT-20 was used for the measurements. The corresponding rock type was identified using standard field geologic approaches. Locations of the outcrops were determined using a handheld GPS.

Date published: April 3, 2019

Petrophysical data collected on outcrops and rock samples from the eastern Adirondack Highlands, New York

Petrophysical data were collected in the eastern Adirondack Highlands during several field campaigns in 2016-2017. This data release provides magnetic susceptibility, gamma spectrometry, and density measurements on rock outcrops, hand samples, and during walking surveys. Rock types for the outcrops and samples were identified using standard field methods. Locations of the outcrops or samples...

Date published: April 3, 2019

Density of rock samples from the eastern Adirondack Highlands, New York

The density of rock samples collected 2016-2017 from the eastern Adirondack Highlands in New York was measured in the laboratory using standard immersion methods. The corresponding rock type was identified using standard field geologic approaches. Rock locations were determined in the field using a handheld GPS.

Date published: April 3, 2019

Gamma spectrometry measurements on outcrops and over ground in the eastern Adirondack Highlands

Radiometric (gamma spectrometry) measurements were made during walking surveys in the eastern Adirondack Highlands, New York using a GF Instruments Gamma Surveyor. The surveys involved recording measurement averages over 30-second intervals while holding the instrument approximately 1 meter above the ground. Locations were obtained via a handheld GPS. The surveys were conducted near magnetite-...

Date published: April 2, 2019

2019 Known and Probable Grizzly Bear Mortalities in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Identifying the locations and causes of grizzly bear mortality is another key component in understanding the dynamics of this population. Over 80% of all documented bear mortalities are human-caused. Tracking human-caused bear deaths helps define patterns and trends that can direct management programs designed to reduce bear mortality.

Date published: April 1, 2019

Chemistry data for assessment of invertebrates in the Canyon Mine containment pond, 2017-2018

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

Date published: April 1, 2019

Burmese python environmental DNA data, and environmental covariates, collected from wading bird aggregations and control sites in the Greater Everglades Ecosystem, United States, in 2017

Environmental DNA (eDNA) water samples were collected at 15 tree islands containing wading bird breeding colonies (order Pelecaniformes) and 15 empty control islands in the central Everglades of Florida in spring of 2017 (April through June) and analyzed for the presence of eDNA from invasive Burmese pythons (Python bivittatus). The Burmese python is now established as a breeding...