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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: May 24, 2018

Organochlorine chemicals in northern cardinal eggs from suburban Washington, DC USA

Analysis of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in northern cardinal eggs from six neighborhoods near Washington, DC.

Date published: May 24, 2018

Frullania nisquallensis Species Confirmation, Attu Island, Alaska, 2018

This dataset contains sampling, molecular methods, and partial tRNA-Leu DNA sequence information for three individual Frullania nisquallensis.

Date published: May 21, 2018

Examination of contaminant exposure and reproduction of ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) nesting in Delaware Bay and River in 2015

Data collected as part of a large ecotoxicology study to assess concentrations, geographic gradients and temporal trends in contaminant exposure of ospreys nesting in Delaware River and Bay.

Date published: May 21, 2018

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 and Taku glaciers, AK to compliment data collected by the Juneau...

Date published: May 20, 2018

Sediment Data for Samples Collected in 2015, 2016, and 2017 from Coastal Louisiana

Data release doi:10.5066/F71G0KKD associated with this metadata record serves as an archive of sediment data for samples collected in 2015, 2016, and 2017 from coastal Louisiana. In 2015 and 2016, sediment grab samples (N=874) were collected coast-wide along shore-perpendicular transects that included back-barrier, emergent (beach and barrier island), shoreface, and nearshore environments....

Date published: May 16, 2018

BEWARE database: A Bayesian-based system to assess wave-driven flooding hazards on coral reef-lined coasts

Building on previous work, “Bayesian Estimator for Wave Attack in Reef Environments” (BEWARE) improves system understanding of reef hydrodynamics by examining the intrinsic reef and extrinsic forcing factors controlling runup and flooding on reef-lined coasts.

Date published: May 8, 2018

Water-Quality Data Characterizing the San Antonio Segment of the Edwards Aquifer With an Emphasis on Processes Influencing Nutrient and Pesticide Concentrations and Factors Affecting Aquifer Vulnerability, 2010-2016

This data release documents water-quality data collected from April 2010 through December 2016 by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the San Antonio Water System from across the San Antonio segment of the Edwards aquifer with particular emphasis on nutrients and pesticides. 

Date published: May 8, 2018

Seismic reflection and sample data collected offshore of Fire Island, New York in 2014, U.S. Geological Field Activity 2014-009-FA

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) conducted a geophysical and sampling survey in October 2014 that focused on a series of shoreface-attached ridges offshore of western Fire Island, NY. Seismic-reflection data, surficial grab samples and bottom photographs and video were collected along the lower shoreface and inner continental shelf to assess the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the coastal region...

Date published: May 4, 2018

Phytoplankton Data for 18 Texas Reservoirs, August through October, 2016

This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Data Release provides phytoplankton data collected from 18 Texas reservoirs during August through October, 2016. Phytoplankton were identified to the lowest possible taxonomic level and abundance (density reported as both natural units and cells) and biovolume are reported.

Date published: May 4, 2018

14.86 km Profiles of the Electric and Self-potential Fields Measured in the Lower Guadalupe River Channel, Texas Interior Gulf Coastal Plain, September 2016

This data release consists of three geophysical data sets measured in the lower Guadalupe River channel, south-central Texas, and one supplementary geophysical data set measured in a laboratory. 

Date published: May 4, 2018

2017 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 30, 2018

Data Used to Compare Photo-Interpreted and IfSAR-Derived Maps of Polar Bear Denning Habitat for the 1002 Area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, 2006-2016

These are data that characterize the distribution of polar bear denning habitat in 1002 Area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. They were generated to compare the efficacy of two different techniques: 1) from a previously published study (Durner et al., 2006) that used manual interpretation of aerial photos and 2) from computer interrogation of interferometric synthetic aperture...