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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: July 15, 2019

High-resolution geophysical data collected offshore of Fire Island, New York in 2011, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2011-005-FA

These spatial data support research on the Quaternary evolution of the Fire Island coastal system and provide baseline information for research on coastal processes along southern Long Island. For more information about the WHCMSC Field Activity, see https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=2011-005-FA.

Date published: July 12, 2019

Post-expedition report for USGS T-3 ice island heat flow measurements in the High Arctic Ocean, 1963-1973

 In February 1963, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began a study of heat flow in the Arctic Ocean Basin and acquired data at 356 sites in Canada Basin and Nautilus Basin and on Alpha-Mendeleev Ridge by the end of the project in 1973. The USGS heat flow and associated piston coring operations were conducted from a scientific station on the freely drifting T-3 Ice island.

Date published: July 12, 2019

Thermal Data and Navigation for T-3 (Fletcher's) Ice Island Arctic Ocean Heat Flow Studies, 1963-73

The T-3 (Fletcher's) Ice Island in the Arctic Ocean was the site of a scientific research station re-established by the Naval Arctic Research Laboratory starting in 1962.  This dataset is the enhanced version of the original data table from Lachenbruch and others  incorporating additional information such as the probable dates of measurement, physiographic province.

Date published: July 12, 2019

Crustal Architecture Beneath the Southern Midcontinent (USA) -- Data Grids and 3D Geophysical Models

Regional grid files and 3D voxel models were used to study crustal architecture beneath the Southern Midcontinent (USA) by McCafferty and others (2019). The study covered a rectangular, multi-state area of 924 by 924 kilometers centered on Missouri, and a corresponding volume extending from the topographic surface to a depth of 50 kilometers below sea level. The grid files consist of surface...

Date published: July 11, 2019

Barrier island geomorphology and shorebird habitat metrics: Four sites in New York, New Jersey, and Virginia, 2010–2014

This data release contains the extracted metrics of barrier island geomorphology and spatial data layers of habitat characteristics that are input to Bayesian networks for piping plover habitat availability and barrier island geomorphology.These datasets and models are being developed for sites along the northeastern coast of the United States.

Date published: July 10, 2019

Glacier-Wide Mass Balance and Compiled Data Inputs: USGS Benchmark Glaciers

Since the late 1950s, the USGS has maintained a long-term glacier mass-balance program at three North American glaciers. Measurements began on South Cascade Glacier, WA in 1958, expanding to Gulkana and Wolverine glaciers, AK in 1966, and later Sperry Glacier, MT in 2005. Additional measurements have been made on Lemon Creek Glacier, AK to compliment data collected by the Juneau Icefield...

Date published: July 10, 2019

USGS Benchmark Glacier Mass Balance and Project Data

Since the late 1950s, the USGS has maintained a long-term glacier mass-balance program at three North American glaciers. Measurements began on South Cascade Glacier, WA in 1958, expanding to Gulkana and Wolverine glaciers, AK in 1966, and later Sperry Glacier, MT in 2005. Additional measurements have been made on Lemon Creek Glacier, AK to compliment data collected by the Juneau Icefield...

Date published: July 8, 2019

Chesapeake Bay Period-of-Record Summary Statistics

Chesapeake Bay streamflow period-of-record summary statistics are listed in tabular form.

Date published: July 8, 2019

Chesapeake Bay Monthly and Annual Streamflow Ranked by Month and Year

Chesapeake Bay monthly mean streamflow estimates for the period-of-record are ranked by month (1 = highest ranking). Chesapeake Bay water-year annual streamflow estimates for the period-of-record are ranked (1 = highest ranking). 

Date published: July 8, 2019

Chesapeake Bay Period-of-Record Annual Mean Streamflow By Cross Section: Susquehanna River and Potomac River

This table lists estimated annual mean streamflow entering the Chesapeake Bay over the period-of-record, by river cross section. Units are cubic feet per second.

Date published: July 8, 2019

Chesapeake Bay Period-of-Record Annual Mean Streamflow By Cross Section: James River

This table lists estimated annual mean streamflow entering the Chesapeake Bay over the period-of-record, by river cross section. Units are cubic feet per second.

Date published: July 8, 2019

Chesapeake Bay Period-of-Record Monthly Mean Streamflow By Cross Section: Susquehanna River

Chesapeake Bay streamflow period-of-record supporting data are listed in tabular form.