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: 427
Date published: January 31, 2017

Minerals Information Periodicals and Data Products

Periodical publications that provide statistical data on production, distribution, stocks, and consumption of significant mineral commodities. Information on minerals-related issues, including minerals conservation, sustainability, availability, materials flow, and the economic health of the U.S. minerals industry is also available.

Date published: January 24, 2017

Water surface elevations recorded by submerged pressure transducers along the upper Willamette River, Oregon, Spring, 2015

Water-surface elevations were recorded by submerged pressure transducers in Spring, 2015 along the upper Willamette River, Oregon, between Eugene and Corvallis. These datasets were collected for equipment calibration and validation for the NASA Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite mission. 

Date published: January 20, 2017

Acoustic deterrence of bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis) to a broadband sound stimulus: Data

This study examined the phonotaxic response of the bighead carp (H. nobilis) to pure tones (500– 2000 Hz) and playbacks of broadband sound from an underwater recording of a 100 hp outboard motor (0.06–10 kHz) in an outdoor concrete pond (10 × 5 × 1.2 m) at the U.S. Geological Survey Upper Midwest Environmental Science Center in La Crosse, WI. 

Date published: January 19, 2017

Data for Evaluation of broadband sound as an acoustical deterrent to deter the movement of silver carp and bighead carp in an outside pond

The effectiveness of an acoustic barrier to deter the movement of silver carp and bighead carp was evaluated.   Underwater speakers were placed on each side of the barrier opening and an outboard motor noise (broadband sound; 0.06 – 10 kHz) was broadcast to repel carp that approached within 1 m of the channel.  Broadband sound was effective at reducing the number of successful crossings of...

Date published: January 17, 2017

Tracking the Source and Quantity of Nutrients to the Nation's Estuaries and Great Lakes

Access maps of watershed nutrient contributions to the Nation's Estuaries and Great Lakes

Date published: January 17, 2017

Estimated Annual Agricultural Pesticide Use

View the geographic distribution of estimated use of numerous pesticides on agricultural land in the conterminous United States. A graph accompanies each map, which shows annual national use by major crop for the mapped pesticide for each year during the period. 

Date published: January 17, 2017

​Tracking Water Quality of the Nation's Rivers and Streams

An online graphical data tool provides annual summaries of nutrient and sediment concentrations and loads and streamflow information for 106 sites monitored as part of the USGS National Water-Quality Network for Streams and Rivers.

Date published: January 10, 2017

Data in support of manuscript "Evaluation of chemical control for invasive crayfish at a warmwater fish production hatchery"

Acute static toxicity tests to determine potency, dose-response, and selectivity of pesticides to White River Crayfish, Virile Crayfish, and Fathead Minnow. Data included are: Collection location and size of test organisms; Test chemical concentrations and recovery; Mortality and effect-based responses of test organisms; Water quality of test solutions.

Date published: January 3, 2017

DATA RELEASE - Community-level riparian plant traits, Colorado River, Grand Canyon, 2013-2015

Data were compiled based on field observations and available literature. Field data were collected on sandbars along the Colorado River through Grand Canyon between river miles 0 and 226 and included plant cover and trait measurements. Plant height and photosynthetic pathway were gleaned from the literature. Trait values were converted to a community-level value.

Date published: January 2, 2017

DATA RELEASE - Population Attributes Red Eared Slider Japan

These data are compiled from published studies of various subspecies of the slider turtle (Trachemys scripta) from throughout the native range of the species in the United States. Data include sample sizes of adult male and female turtles as well as various estimates of their body size.

Date published: January 2, 2017

DATA RELEASE - Stream Drift Sampling in Arizona, 2014

Data were compiled from field drift collections and from a meta-analysis of published drift literature. Field data were collected in 2014 from the Colorado River downstream of Glen Canyon Dam, Arizona. Data represent flow meter measurements taken at the mouth and adjacent to a drift net, and suspended solids concentrations collected by the drift net, over varying net deployment durations.

Date published: January 1, 2017

Oregon Spotted Frog (Rana pretiosa) Monitoring in the Oregon Cascades 2012-2016

This dataset contains information from visual encounter surveys conducted between 2012 and 2016 by USGS as part of an ongoing Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa) monitoring effort in the Oregon Cascade Mountain Range. We surveyed 91 sites using a rotating frame design in the Klamath and Deschutes Basins, Oregon, which encompass most of the species' core extant range.