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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: November 4, 2019

Estimated high-frequency chloride concentrations

This data set includes estimated chloride concentrations for the 93 USGS water quality monitoring stations located across the eastern United States. Chloride concentrations were predicted using regression equations that established the relationship between simultaneous measurements of chloride and specific conductance (SC). Site-specific models were developed and applied when data were...

Date published: November 4, 2019

Watershed characteristics for selected stream gages

This dataset contains climate, road salt application, physical, and land cover characteristics summarized for watersheds upstream of 93 USGS stream gages. Data were summarized by watershed using geographic information system software. The dataset consists of one comma-separated variable table.

Date published: November 4, 2019

Can biotic resistance explain the small geographic range of non-native croaking gourami Trichopsis vittata (Cuvier, 1831) in Florida, USA?

In this report, we evaluate this hypothesis for croaking gourami Trichopsis vittata, a non-native species that has established a reproducing population, but has not successfully spread beyond its very small (5 km2) range. We suspected the inability of T. vittata to colonize new habitats may be due to biotic resistance by the native eastern mosquitofish Gambusia holbrooki.

Date published: November 1, 2019

Foothill yellow-legged frog (Rana boylii) surveys in Oregon 2019

We used visual surveys and environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling to document the presence of all life stages of foothill yellow-legged frogs (Rana boylii) at historically occupied sites. We visited 52 stream reaches (sites) on federal and private lands between June and September of 2019. This dataset includes counts of amphibians, crayfish, and fish observed during each site survey, as well as...

Date published: October 31, 2019

Iron fouling associated with drainage from roadway sites constructed with rock-fill in New Hampshire, USA

This data release contains files that are associated with the publication "Understanding and predicting iron fouling associated with drainage from roadway sites constructed with rock-fill in New Hampshire, USA". Each zipped file contains a data table or raster file and an associated metadata file. contains a .csv file and .xml metadata file related to the roadcut...

Date published: October 31, 2019

Aquatic invertebrates and vegetation and water-quality of Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge, Minnesota: 2013-2014

During 2013 and 2014 aquatic invertebrates were collected and vegetation was inventoried from sample locations distributed throughout Pool 10 and West Pool of Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge. Invertebrate sampling was conducted using aquatic activity traps and by collecting organisms from submersed vegetation. Vegetation was inventoried through a combination of visual observation and...

Date published: October 30, 2019

Post-fire aspen (Populus tremuloides) regeneration data (2014-2015)

The dataset includes several variables sampled across 54 recently burned aspen sites, with data collected in 2014 and 2015. Additionally, the dataset includes mean 30-year (1980-2008) and mean six year ‘fire-regen period’ (i.e., fire year and five years after fire) climate values for each site. The climate data presented here were used to calculate explanatory variables...

Date published: October 30, 2019

Invasive plant cover in the Mojave Desert, 2009 - 2013

We assessed the impacts of co-occurring invasive plant species on fire regimes and postfire native communities in the Mojave Desert, western USA by analyzing the distribution and co-occurrence patterns of three invasive annual grasses known to alter fuel conditions and community structure: Red Brome (Bromus rubens), Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum), and Mediterranean grass (Schismus spp.:...

Date published: October 30, 2019

Gravity data of the Hinkley area, southern California

This dataset contains gravity data collected in the Hinkley area in the Mojave Desert of southern California.

Date published: October 30, 2019

Water Level, Temperature, and Discharge of Headwater Streams in the Noatak and Kobuk River Basins, Northwest Alaska, 2015 - 2017

This data set includes 15-minute interval data on stream temperature, stage, and discharge from low-order streams in the Noatak and Kobuk River valleys in Northwestern Alaska, collected during the summer months. Several sites in the Agashashok River basin were monitored in 2015 and 2016, and additional sites were added in 2017. The depth of the water and temperature were determined using a...

Date published: October 29, 2019

Organic contaminants, including hormones, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and other endocrine disrupting compounds, and estrogenicity data in select surface water samples as well as organic contaminants in bed sediment samples collected in Chesapeake Bay wate

These data represent surface water and bed sediment samples analyzed for a variety of organic compounds. The samples were collected in streams and rivers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed from 2012-2017. Sites were located in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Surface water samples were collected from 25 sites and analyzed for estrogenicity and an extensive suite of organic contaminants...

Date published: October 29, 2019

Compilation of wells sampled, physical characteristics of wells, links to water-quality data, and quality assurance and quality control data for domestic wells sampled by the U.S. Geological Survey in Potter County, Pennsylvania, April-September 2017

This dataset contains the lithologic class and topographic position index information and quality-assurance and quality-control data not available in the online National Water Information System for 47 domestic wells sampled by the U.S. Geological Survey in Potter County, Pennsylvania, April-September 2017. The topographic position index (TPI) for each well location was computed on the basis...