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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: May 25, 2021

Modeled extreme total water levels along the U.S. west coast

This dataset contains information on the probabilities of storm-induced erosion (collision, inundation and overwash) for each 100-meter (m) section of the United States Pacific coast for return period storm scenarios. The analysis is based on a storm-impact scaling model that uses observations of beach morphology combined with sophisticated hydrodynamic models to predict how the coast will...

Date published: May 24, 2021

Coastal Wetlands of Blackwater salt marsh complex, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland

This data release contains coastal wetland synthesis products for the geographic region of Blackwater, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland. Metrics for resiliency, including unvegetated to vegetated ratio (UVVR), marsh elevation, and others, are calculated for smaller units delineated from a digital elevation model, providing the spatial variability of physical factors that influence wetland health.

Date published: May 24, 2021

Water-quality data from the Providence Water Supply Board for tributary streams to the Scituate Reservoir, water years 2018-19

Water-quality data were collected by the Providence Water Supply Board (PWSB) from tributaries in the Scituate Reservoir drainage area, October 2017 through September 2019 (water years 2018 and 2019). Water-quality samples were collected by the PWSB either monthly or quarterly at fixed stations on 37 tributaries in the Scituate Reservoir drainage area.

Date published: May 21, 2021

Locations and Properties of Ice-Exposing Scarps and New Impact Craters in the Mid-Latitudes of Mars

Although ice in the Martian mid-latitudes is typically covered by a layer of dust or regolith, it is exposed in some locations by fresh impact craters or in erosional scarps. In both cases, the exposed ice is massive or excess ice with a low lithic content.

Date published: May 21, 2021

Trace of the lower Las Vegas Wash study area, 2017

This vector line dataset represents the lower Las Vegas Wash study area. Surface-water trace was digitized onscreen from Landsat8 and ESRI World Imagery. The trace is used in an accompanying surface-water study to evaluate discharge gains and losses at selected locations in the Lower Las Vegas Wash.

Date published: May 21, 2021

In Support of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 3-Bat Species Status Assessment: Wind Energy Influence

Through the North American Bat Monitoring Program, United States Geological Survey (USGS) provided technical and science support to assist in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services’ Species Status Assessment (“SSA”) for the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis), little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus), and tri-colored bat (Perimyotis subflavus).

Date published: May 21, 2021

The Vigil Network: long-term, broad spectrum data collected to observe landscape change in drainage basins

Long-term monitoring data of geomorphic, hydrological, and biological characteristics of landscapes. This information provides an effective means of relating observed change to possible causes of the change.

Date published: May 21, 2021

Morphometric and Reproductive Status Data for Sea Otters Collected or Captured in Alaska

This dataset includes morphometric measurements and pregnancy / dependency status from sea otters captured or collected (experimental harvests or recovered after the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill) in Alaska, 1947-2019 by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

Date published: May 20, 2021

Water Quality data compiled for Groundwater development leads to decreasing arsenic concentrations in the San Joaquin Valley, California

Groundwater arsenic concentrations in the San Joaquin Valley have varied over the decades from 1980 to 2019. This report was compiled to determine whether arsenic concentrations are increasing or decreasing and the mechanism controlling the trends.

Date published: May 20, 2021

Data release for Oxygen isotopes in terrestrial gastropod shells track Quaternary climate change in the American Southwest

Recent studies have shown the oxygen isotopic composition (delta18O) of modern terrestrial gastropod shells is determined largely by the delta18O of precipitation. This implies that fossil shells could be used to reconstruct the delta18O of paleo-precipitation as long as the hydrologic pathways of the local watershed and the shell isotope systematics are well understood.

Date published: May 20, 2021

Enhanced Terrain Imagery of the Winchester 30 x 60 Minute Quadrangle from Lidar-derived Elevation Models at 3 Meter Resolution

This imagery dataset consists of 3 meter resolution, Lidar-derived imagery of the Winchester 30 x 60 minute quadrangle in northern Virginia, West Virginia, and western Maryland. The source data used to construct this imagery consists of 1 meter resolution lidar-derived digital elevation models (DEM).

Date published: May 20, 2021

Mapping of 101 agricultural pesticides annually for 2013-2017 for the conterminous United States

This dataset consists of a series of 1-kilometer rasters which provide a mapping of the estimated use of 101 agricultural pesticide compounds for the conterminous United States. Each compound is mapped annually for the years 2013 through 2017, thus there are 505 rasters posted (101 compounds x 5 years).

Attribution: Water Resources