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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: September 16, 2019

Potentiometric surface, Mississippi River Valley alluvial aquifer, spring 2016, raster format, in feet

A potentiometric surface map for spring 2016 was created for the Mississippi River Valley alluvial (MRVA) aquifer, which was referenced to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88), using most of the available groundwater-altitude data from wells and surface-water-altitude data from streamgages. Most of the wells were measured annually or one time, after installation, but some wells...

Date published: September 16, 2019

Bathymetry of Blackfoot Reservoir, Caribou County, Idaho, 2011

The USGS, in cooperation with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, surveyed the bathymetry of Blackfoot Reservoir in 2011 to determine temporal changes due to sedimentation and other factors, and to improve the overall accuracy of the stage-capacity table. Bathymetric surveys of high accuracy and resolution are possible through advances in instrumentation, notably a multibeam echosounder (MBES). An...

Date published: September 16, 2019

Wild and Scenic Rivers 2018 Linked to the NHDPlusV2.1

These data depict the National Hydrography Dataset Plus Version 2.1 (NHDPlusV2.1) flowline representation of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System throughout the conterminous United States as of 2018. U.S. Forest Service geospatial data on National Wild and Scenic River segments (USFS WSR Segment) from 3/1/2016 were joined to the NHDPlusV2.1 to create the Wild and Scenic Rivers 2018...

Date published: September 16, 2019

Lake St. Joseph

Nutrient and phytoplankton data indicate poor environmental health in four oxbow lakes in central Louisiana suggesting that long-term agriculture practices and increases in shoreline development have accelerated eutrophication. Surface-water quality and phytoplankton indicators of eutrophication were examined at Lake Bruin, Lake St. John, Lake St. Joseph, and False River Lake along an...

Date published: September 16, 2019

Louisiana Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring Program – 2008-2016 habitat change, Chandeleur Islands Region

The Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring (BICM) program was developed by Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and is implemented as a component of the System Wide Assessment and Monitoring Program (SWAMP). The program uses both historical data and contemporary data collections to assess and monitor changes in the aerial and subaqueous extent of islands,...

Date published: September 16, 2019

Spatial data set of the potentiometric surface contours, Mississippi River Valley alluvial aquifer, spring 2016, in feet

A potentiometric surface map for spring 2016 was created for the Mississippi River Valley alluvial (MRVA) aquifer, which was referenced to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88), using most of the available groundwater-altitude data from wells and surface-water-altitude data from streamgages. Most of the wells were measured annually or one time, after installation, but some wells...

Date published: September 16, 2019

Nutrient and algal response values from a mesocosm experiment used to estimate algal growth rates

These data have been collected as part of a cooperative project between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. This project began in 2016 and consisted of a mesocosm experiment quantifying short term responses by a transplanted natural diatom dominant algae community exposed to gradients of nitrogen, phosphorous, and a mixture of both nitrogen and...

Date published: September 16, 2019

Data on the Deliverables, Sustainability, and Collaboration of Community for Data Integration Projects from 2010-2016

These four tables document the data used to draw the findings in the manuscript “Measuring sustainability of seed-funded Earth science informatics projects,” by Hsu et al. Table 1, “ListProjects-data” lists the projects funded by the Community for Data Integration from 2010-2016. Table 2, “Outputs-data” lists the deliverables that...

Date published: September 16, 2019

Anticoagulant rodenticide exposure in Barred Owls (Strix varia) collected in Washington and Oregon 2015-2017

This dataset includes anticoagulant rodenticide (AR) screening results of 40 Barred Owls (Strix varia) collected in forested landscapes of Washington and Oregon from 2015-2017. Liver tissue was collected from each owl and screened for exposure to eight AR compounds, including 4 first-generation ARs (warfarin, diphacinone, chlorophacinone, and coumachlor), and 4 second-generation ARs (...

Date published: September 16, 2019

Coosa River Bank Topography and Comparisons at Neely Henry Dam sites NH104 and NH108, near Gadsden, Alabama, January 2015 - July 2017

These datasets contain XYZ locations and other attributes of points from topographic bank surveys of sites NH104 and NH108 downstream from H. Neely Henry Dam near Gadsden, Alabama, from January 30, 2015, through July 19, 2017. Topographic data were collected using a motion-compensated LiDAR (MC-LiDAR) system mounted on a marine survey vessel equipped with an inertial navigation system (INS)....

Date published: September 16, 2019

High-Resolution Airborne Radiometric Survey of Mountain Pass, California

A detailed airborne radiometric survey of Mountain Pass, California was flown by CGG Canada Services Ltd. (CGG). The high-resolution helicopter survey was flown at a flight-line spacing of 100 and 200 m, a flight-line azimuth of 70 degrees, a nominal flight-line elevation above ground of 70 m, and consists of about 1,814 line-kilometers. Tie lines were spaced at a 1-km interval with a flight...

Date published: September 16, 2019

Mean annual water-budget components for the Island of Maui, Hawaii, for average climate conditions, 1978-2007 rainfall and 2017 land cover

This shapefile represents the spatial distribution of mean annual water-budget components, in inches, for the Island of Maui, Hawaii for an average (or present-day) climate condition and 2017 land cover, as described in USGS SIR 2019-5064. The water-budget components for each model subarea were computed for a scenario representative of present-day climate conditions during 1978-2007 using a...