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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: June 2, 2021

Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar Data, Mojave River and Morongo Groundwater Basins, Southwestern Mojave Desert, California, 2014-19

Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data from the European Space Agency's (ESA) Sentinel-1A satellite were acquired for this study from the Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF) and used to generate spatially detailed land-surface deformation maps (interferograms) for the Mojave River and Morongo groundwater basins during 2014–19 using InSAR methods.

Date published: June 2, 2021

Initial Observations of Landslides triggered by the 2018 Anchorage, Alaska earthquake

This data release provides the locations of 43 landslides that occurred during the 2018 Anchorage, Alaska earthquake mapped from high-resolution lidar (1-m). Lidar data can be accessed via the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys elevation portal (

Date published: June 1, 2021

Summary of proposed changes to geologic inputs for the U.S. National Seismic Hazard Model (NSHM) 2023, version 1.0

This data release documents proposed updates to geologic inputs (faults) for the upcoming 2023 National Seismic Hazard Model (NSHM). This version (1.0) conveys differences between 2014 NSHM fault sources and those recently released in the earthquake geology inputs for the U.S. National Seismic Hazard Model (NSHM) 2023, version 1.0 data release by Hatem et al. (2021).

Date published: June 1, 2021

Evaluating injury and mortality to larval lamprey collected out of sediment using a portable suction dredge

Dataset describes the findings of a combination of field and laboratory tests to see if larval lamprey were injured or killed after they were collected from their burrows in sediment using a portable suction dredge.

Date published: June 1, 2021

Map data from landslides triggered by Hurricane Maria in a section of Naranjito, Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria caused widespread landsliding throughout Puerto Rico during September 2017. Previous detailed landslide inventories following the hurricane include Bessette-Kirton et al. (2017, 2019). Here we continue that work with an in-depth look at a portion of northwest Naranjito, which is a municipality in the northeastern part of the main island.

Date published: June 1, 2021

Bacterial Communities Shed by Montastraea cavernosa Coral Fragments into Filtered Seawater Mesocosms-Raw Data

The files in this data release are the raw 16S rRNA gene amplicon files from six 0.22-micron size fractions of tangential flow filtration-concentrated microbial communities (Mcav17, Mcav18, McH-101, McH-103, McD-57, and McD-58) derived from mesocosms consisting of filtered seawater in which either healthy or diseased fragments of Montastraea cavernosa had been incubated

Date published: June 1, 2021

Nutrient loading, flushing rate, and lake morphometry data used to identify trophic states in selected watersheds of the eastern and southeastern United States

For State agencies and other water-resources managers, determining which waterbodies to allocate limited funds for protection and restoration while also maximizing cost benefit is challenging.

Date published: May 29, 2021

Laboratory challenge of Pacific herring Clupea pallasii to Vibrio anguillarum and V. ordallii

Controlled waterborne exposures of Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii) to Vibrio anguillarum and V. ordalii failed to result in overt signs of disease or mortality from vibriosis. Cumulative mortalities among Vibrio - exposed Pacific herring (3.3 - 5.0 percent) were similar to those of saline-exposed negative controls (10 percent) and significantly less (P less than 0.

Date published: May 29, 2021

Hakalau litter, frass, soil, and understory foliar nitrogen during a koa moth outbreak, 2013-2014

This data release includes metadata and tabular data that document estimates of litterfall, koa moth (Scotorythra paludicola) caterpillar frass production, soil nutrients, and foliar nutrients during 2013-2014 at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge. During this time, there was a massive defoliation event of Acacia koa (koa) trees by the koa moth.

Date published: May 28, 2021

Morphometric, Age and Concentrations of Perfluoroalkyl Substances in Smallmouth Bass Plasma from Four Sites in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Archived plasma from fish health monitoring sites within the Chesapeake Bay watershed was analyzed for 13 perfluoroalkyl compounds. Smallmouth bass were collected from two sites in the Potomac River drainage (Antietam Creek, Maryland and South Branch Potomac, West Virginia) and two in the Susquehanna River drainage (West Branch Mahantango Creek, Pennsylvania and Pine Creek, Pennsylvania).

Date published: May 28, 2021

North American Bird Banding Program Dataset 1960-2020 retrieved 2020-06-26

The North American Bird Banding Program is directed in the United States by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Bird Banding Laboratory (BBL), Eastern Ecological Science Center at the Patuxent Research Refuge (EESC) and in Canada by the Bird Banding Office (BBO), Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC).

Date published: May 27, 2021

Pacific Common Eider (Somateria mollissima v-nigrum) Nest Records, Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska, 1991-2004

This data are a single table of nest records from a multi-year study of Pacific Common Eider (Somateria mollissima v-nigrum) biology that was conducted along the lower Kashunuk River, Kigigak Island, and the mouth of the Tutakoke River on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta from 1991-2004.