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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: April 24, 2019

Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Reach Catchments and Modified Routed Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: Crop Land Data Layer 2014

This tabular data set represents the percent of land cover classes from the 2014 Crop land Data Layer compiled for two spatial components of the NHDPlus version 2 data suite (NHDPlusv2) for the conterminous United States; 1) individual reach catchments and 2) reach catchments accumulated upstream through the river network. This dataset can be linked to the NHDPlus version 2 data suite by the...

Date published: April 24, 2019

Peak ground acceleration with a 10% probability of exceedance in 50 years

A seismic hazard model for South America, based on a smoothed (gridded) seismicity model, a subduction model, a crustal fault model, and a ground motion model, has been produced by the U.S. Geological Survey. These models are combined to account for ground shaking from earthquakes on known faults as well as earthquakes on un-modeled faults. This data set represents the results of calculations...

Attribution: Earthquake Hazards
Date published: April 24, 2019

Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Catchments and Modified Routing of Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: Mean Rate of Nitrogen Application on Agricultural Land from Census of Agriculture, 1997

This tabular data set represents the mean rate of nitrogen from fertilizer and manure applied on agricultural land in 1997 compiled for two spatial components of the NHDPlus version 2 data suite (NHDPlusv2) for the conterminous United States; 1) individual reach catchments and 2) reach catchments accumulated upstream through the river network. This dataset can be linked to the NHDPlus version...

Date published: April 24, 2019

Crustal faults used in the 2017 USGS seismic hazard model for South America

A seismic hazard model for South America, based on a smoothed (gridded) seismicity model, a subduction model, a crustal fault model, and a ground motion model, has been produced by the U.S. Geological Survey. These models are combined to account for ground shaking from earthquakes on known faults as well as earthquakes on un-modeled faults. This data set represents the crustal faults used in...

Attribution: Earthquake Hazards
Date published: April 24, 2019

Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Catchments and Modified Routing of Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: Estimated Mean Annual Natural Groundwater Recharge

This tabular data set represents estimated the 30 year (1951-1980) mean annual natural groundwater recharge compiled for two spatial components of the NHDPlus version 2 data suite (NHDPlusv2) for the conterminous United States; 1) individual reach catchments and 2) reach catchments accumulated upstream through the river network. This dataset can be linked to the NHDPlus version 2 data suite by...

Date published: April 24, 2019

Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Catchments and Modified Routing of Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: Select Basin Characteristics

This tabular data set represents select basin characteristics compiled for two spatial components of the NHDPlus version 2 data suite (NHDPlusv2) for the conterminous United States; 1) individual reach catchments and 2) reach catchments accumulated upstream through the river network. The select variables in this data set are parsed out into six different file themes as follows:...

Date published: April 24, 2019

Chance of considerable (MMI = VIII) damaging earthquake shaking in 100 years

This data set portrays the spatial potential for damaging earthquake ground shaking quantified as considerable (MMI = VI) in 100 years. The maps and data are based on the average of the results obtained from peak ground acceleration and 1.0-second horizontal spectral acceleration. Site specific soil factors based on Vs30 shear wave velocities were implemented using a simple topographic proxy...

Attribution: Earthquake Hazards
Date published: April 24, 2019

Data Release of Vs30 Estimates Using Multiple Methods at 6 SCSN Stations

The dataset is consisted of travel-time records in SEG2 format recorded using multi-station arrays near 6 seismographic stations located in southern California. A table in the spreadsheet (vs30data.SCE.FINAL01.xlsx) summarizes the data collection. Included in the dataset are figures showing incremental results supporting the resultant modeled shear-wave velocity (Vs) profile and estimated time...

Attribution: Earthquake Hazards
Date published: April 24, 2019

Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Reach Catchments and Modified Routed Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: STATSGO Soil Characteristics, Layer Attributes

This tabular data set represents the STATSGO Soil Layer Attributes compiled for two spatial components of the NHDPlus version 2 data suite (NHDPlusv2) for the conterminous United States; 1) individual reach catchments and 2) reach catchments accumulated upstream through the river network. The source data is found in the LAYER table from the "STATSGO soil characteristics for the conterminous...

Date published: April 24, 2019

Chance of slight (MMI = VI) damaging earthquake shaking in 100 years

This data set portrays the spatial potential for damaging earthquake ground shaking quantified as slight (MMI = VI) in 100 years. The maps and data are based on the average of the results obtained from peak ground acceleration and 1.0-second horizontal spectral acceleration. Site specific soil factors based on Vs30 shear wave velocities were implemented using a simple topographic proxy...

Attribution: Earthquake Hazards
Date published: April 24, 2019

Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Catchments and Modified Routing of Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: NLCD 2001 Percent Imperviousness in 100 Meter Riparian Buffer

This tabular data set represents NLCD 2001 percent imperviousness in the 100 meter riparian buffer zones compiled for two spatial components of the NHDPlus version 2 data suite (NHDPlusv2) for the conterminous United States; 1) individual reach catchments and 2) reach catchments accumulated upstream through the river network. This dataset can be linked to the NHDPlus version 2 data suite by...

Date published: April 24, 2019

Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Catchments and Modified Routing of Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: Crop Land Data Layer 2011

This tabular data set represents the percent of land cover classes from the 2011 Crop land Data Layer compiled for two spatial components of the NHDPlus version 2 data suite (NHDPlusv2) for the conterminous United States; 1) individual reach catchments and 2) reach catchments accumulated upstream through the river network. This dataset can be linked to the NHDPlus version 2 data suite by the...