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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: January 3, 2020

High resolution earthquake catalogs from the 2018 Kilauea eruption sequence

The 2018 Kīlauea eruption and caldera collapse generated intense cycles of seismicity tied to repeated large seismic (Mw ~5) collapse events associated with magma withdrawal from beneath the summit. To gain insight into the underlying dynamics and aid eruption response, we applied waveform-based earthquake detection and double-difference location as the eruption unfolded. Here, we

Date published: January 3, 2020

Suspended Sediment and Water Temperature Data in the Suiattle River and the Downey Creek Tributary, Washington for select time periods over 2013 - 2017

This data release provides suspended-sediment (concentration and load) and water temperature data for two locations along the Suiattle River (USGS 1217900 and 12188380) and a tributary, Downey Creek (USGS 1217985) in Washington State for partial periods over 2013-2017. Suspended-sediment and water temperature data were collected over two summer seasons from May through September 201

Date published: January 3, 2020

High resolution earthquake catalogs from the 2018 Kilauea eruption sequence

The 2018 Kīlauea eruption and caldera collapse generated intense cycles of seismicity tied to repeated large seismic (Mw ~5) collapse events associated with magma withdrawal from beneath the summit. To gain insight into the underlying dynamics and aid eruption response, we applied waveform-based earthquake detection and double-difference location as the eruption unfolded. Here, we

Date published: January 2, 2020

Bat Occupancy Model Predictions for Colorado, acoustic data from 2016-2017

We analyzed detection/non-detection data from acoustic surveys of bat species in Colorado during the summers of 2016 and 2017. The goal of this analysis is to create species distribution maps estimating the probability of occupancy across the state for each species. We fit a community occupancy model using both years of data from all the available species. Spatially explicit covariates were...

Date published: January 2, 2020

A High-Resolution Seismic Catalog for the Initial 2019 Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence

I use template matching and precise relative relocation techniques to develop a high-resolution earthquake catalog for the initial portion of the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake sequence, from July 4-16, encompassing the foreshock sequence and the first 10+ days of aftershocks following the Mw 7.1 mainshock. Using 13,525 routinely cataloged events as waveform templates, I detect and precise

Date published: January 1, 2020

2019 update to the Database of Groundwater Levels and Hydrograph Descriptions for the Nevada Test Site Area, Nye County, Nevada (ver. 3.0)

This data release (version 3.0, January 2020) consists of two files, a Microsoft® Access database and Microsoft® Excel workbook, that contain water-level data and other hydrologic information for wells on and near the Nevada Test Site. The data release supports U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 533 (https://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/533/). The Microsoft®...

Date published: January 1, 2020

Digital data for three-dimensional geologic framework model of the Rio San Jose groundwater basin, New Mexico

This data release contains a geospatial database related to a digital 3D geologic framework of the Rio San Jose watershed, New Mexico. The geospatial database contains two main data elements: (1) input data to the 3D framework model; (2) interpolated elevations and thicknesses of stratigraphic units as a cellular array. Input surface and subsurface data for 18 stratigraphic units ha

Date published: December 31, 2019

At-sea ranging behavior of seabirds breeding in the main Hawaiian Islands: Bio-logger data release

Due to recent interest in developing offshore wind energy infrastructure around the main Hawaiian Islands (MHI), U.S. Geological Survey Western Ecological Research Center (USGS–WERC) partnered with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) from 2013–2016 to study breeding Hawaiian seabird distributions, habitat utilizations, and ranging behaviors within near-i

Date published: December 31, 2019

Geochemical, mineralogical, and grain-size data for in-situ solid materials and suspended sediment at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, Nevada County, California

This dataset includes data for in-situ solid materials and suspended sediments from surface-water samples, as well as surface-water chemistry from samples collected during storm events at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, Nevada County, California. In-situ solid samples were collected during 2015 along six vertical transects along the cliff walls of the mine pit. Surface-water samples w...

Date published: December 31, 2019

Mangrove coverage of Ten Thousand Islands NWR, Florida in 2005

This shapefile is the approximate location of mangroves within the boundary of Ten Thousand Islands NWR in 2005.

Date published: December 31, 2019

Mangrove coverage of Ten Thousand Islands NWR, Florida in 2014

This shapefile is the approximate location of mangroves within the boundary of Ten Thousand Islands NWR in 2014.

Date published: December 31, 2019

Soil surface elevation dynamics in a mangrove-to-marsh ecotone characterized by vegetation shifts

This release consists of soil surface elevation, also called vertical land motion of the wetland (VLMw), and vertical accretion data collected over time across an environmental gradient at Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge near Naples, Florida, USA. VLMw was measured using rod surface elevation tables, while accretion was measured using feldspar marker horizons (i.e.%2