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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 21, 2021

Tracking Data for Common Eiders (Somateria mollissima)

These data were collected to better understand the timing and patterns of migratory movement of Common Eiders between breeding areas in Alaska and wintering areas along the north Pacific and Bering Sea coast of North America and Asia.

Date published: September 17, 2021

SPARROW Model Simulated Nutrient and Suspended Sediment Loads in Streams when All Forests are Urbanized Across the Southeastern United States

The U.S. Geological Survey's SPAtially Referenced Regression On Watershed attributes (SPARROW) for the Southeastern United States was used to simulate changes in total nitrogen, total phosphorus and suspended sediment load in streams under two scenarios: (1) where all forests are urbanized and (2) where all forests are urbanized and runoff is adjusted based on a non-forested landscape.

Date published: September 17, 2021

Wave thrust values at point locations along the shorelines of Massachusetts and Rhode Island

This product provides spatial variations in wave thrust along shorelines in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Natural features of relevance along the State coast are salt marshes. In recent times, marshes have been eroding primarily through lateral erosion. Wave thrust represents a metric of wave attack acting on marsh edges. 

Date published: September 17, 2021

Geospatial datasets for the geohydrology and water quality of the stratified-drift aquifer in West Branch Cayuga Inlet and Fish Kill Valleys, Newfield, Tompkins County, New York

In 2011, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Town of Newfield and the Tompkins County Planning Department, began a study of the stratified-drift aquifers in the West Branch Cayuga Inlet and Fish Kill valleys in the Town of Newfield, Tompkins County, New York. 

Date published: September 17, 2021

Wave thrust values at point locations along the shorelines of Chesapeake Bay, Maryland and Virginia

This product provides spatial variations in wave thrust along shorelines in the Chesapeake Bay. Natural features of relevance along the Bay coast are salt marshes. In recent times, marshes have been eroding primarily through lateral erosion. Wave thrust represents a metric of wave attack acting on marsh edges. The wave thrust is calculated as the vertical integral of the dynamic pressure of...

Date published: September 17, 2021

Horizontal-to-Vertical Spectral Ratio Soundings and Depth-to-Bedrock Data for Geohydrology and Water Quality of the Stratified-Drift Aquifer in West Branch Cayuga Inlet and Fish Kill Valleys, Town of Newfield, Tompkins County, New York, 2011 - 2016

From July 2011 to November 2016, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Town of Newfield and the Tompkins County Planning Department, collected horizontal-to-vertical seismic surveys at 58 locations in the West Branch Cayuga Inlet and Fish Kill valleys to help determine thickness of unconsolidated deposits and depth to bedrock.

Date published: September 17, 2021

Data used to determine acceptance criteria for the Petroleum Geochemistry Research Laboratory Programmed Pyrolysis Method

The data release contains programmed pyrolysis data generated in the Petroleum Geochemistry Research Laboratory that was used to determine the precision and accuracy of daily operating standards for the Petroleum Geochemistry Research Laboratory Programmed Pyrolysis Method.

Date published: September 17, 2021

Lake Ontario Water Quality and Velocity Transect Data 2015-18

From May of 2015 through September of 2018, water-quality data were collected at 178 locations and velocity data were collected along 7 transects from select tributaries, embayments, and nearshore lake locations along New York's Lake Ontario waterfront in support of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the Lakewide Action Management Plan. 

Date published: September 16, 2021

Soil Chemistry and Quality Control Data in support of Environmental Monitoring at the Open Burning/Open Detonation (OB/OD) areas in the Ammunition Area (AA) at Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, 2021

The analytical chemistry data reported for soil samples collected in April 2021 near the Open Burning/Open Detonation (OB/OD) areas in the Ammunition Area (AA) at Letterkenny Army Depot will be used to determine if there are any impacts to the nearby soil environment from current and past activities within the OB/OD areas.

Date published: September 16, 2021

GIS shapefile and related summary data describing irrigated agricultural land-use in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, Florida for 2019-2021

A Geographic Information System (GIS) shapefile and summary tables of field-verified irrigated agricultural land-use between January 2019 and February 2021 are provided for Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, Florida, compiled through a cooperative project between the U.S Geological Survey and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Agricultural Water Policy.

Date published: September 16, 2021

Results from geochemical and mineralogical characterization of Boquillas Shale geochemical reference material ShBOQ-1

This data release accompanies a Fact Sheet on the ShBOQ-1 geochemical reference material (Birdwell and Wilson, 2021). Average and standard deviations reported in the Fact Sheet were calculated using the values compiled here.

Date published: September 15, 2021

Aerial imagery and structure-from-motion data products from UAS survey of the intertidal zone at West Whidbey Island, WA, June 2019

An unmanned aerial system (UAS) was used to acquire high-resolution imagery of the intertidal zone at West Whidbey Island, Washington on June 4, 2019.  This imagery was processed using structure-from-motion (SfM) photogrammetric techniques to derive a high-resolution digital surface model (DSM), orthomosaic imagery, and topographic point clouds. In order to maximize the extent of the