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Supplemental data and documentation of VS2DH seepage models: Incorporating temperature into seepage loss estimates for a large irrigation canal

This USGS data release presents tabular data and a model archive used to estimate seepage rates at 19 locations on the Truckee Canal for the 2018 and 2019 irrigation seasons. This supplemental data release consists of two child items: (1) Model archive of two-dimensional variably saturated heat and flow models (VS2DH) used to examine seepage rates in the Truckee Canal at 19 transect locations (mo

Potomac River ADCP Bathymetric Survey, October 4-7, 2021

Bathymetric LiDAR technology was used to collect riverbed elevation data along the Potomac River. In support of this effort, a bathymetric survey with a boat-mounted acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) was conducted in the study area during October 4-7, 2021. The study area consisted of four verification reaches on the Potomac River including: 1) Williamsport accessed through the Williamsport

Expert assessments of hypotheses concerning the etiological agent(s) of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease collected during a rapid prototyping project

This dataset is from expert elicitation of a panel of 15 experts with knowledge of stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD) and its impacts on coral reefs. We gathered this group of 15 participants with diverse expertise who had previously studied SCTLD including at universities and various government agencies as microbiologists, pathologists, disease ecologists, population ecologists, and coral ex

USGS Geochron: A Database of Geochronological and Thermochronological Dates and Data

USGS Geochron is a database of geochronological and thermochronological dates and data. The data set contains published ages, dates, analytical information, sample metadata including location, and source citations. The following analytical techniques are represented in the data set: 40Ar/39Ar, K-Ar, U-Th-Pb, Sm-Nd, Rb-Sr, Lu-Hf, fission track, and luminescence. This data set incorporates data prev

Hawaiian hoary bat population genetics 1988 to 2020

Genetic diversity levels, effective population size estimates, and population structure of the endangered Hawaiian hoary bat (Lasiurus semotus, also known as Aeorestes semotus) were examined across the islands of Hawai‘i, Maui, O‘ahu, and Kaua‘i using eighteen nuclear microsatellite loci and one mitochondrial gene from 339 individuals collected between 1988 and 2020. The study extracted DNA for po

Dataset Establishing Temporal Duration of Two Shield Volcanoes in Northern California

This dataset contains paleomagnetic data from 30 sites at two locations in northern California (16 sites at Ash Creek Butte and 14 sites at Crater Mountain), magnetic susceptibility-temperature curves for selected samples at Ash Creek Butte, and geochemical data for map units at Crater Mountain.

Movement and tag evaluation of two prairie fishes in Oklahoma, USA, October-June (2018-2020)

The first portion of this dataset provides the survival, retention, and growth of Emerald Shiner Notropis atherinoides (EMS) tagged with passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags and Arkansas River Shiner Notropis girardi (ARS) tagged with visible implant elastomer (VIE), PIT, and micro transponder p-Chip tags. Experiments were undertaken in the laboratory at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater,

Isotopic Data for Fishes in Wyoming, USA

Trophic studies can provide valuable information on the risk an invader poses to native species. Brook Stickleback Culaea inconstans is an invasive fish species in Wyoming whose effect on native fish assemblages is poorly understood. Our goal was to understand the potential for competitive interactions between Brook Stickleback and native fishes. We used stable isotopes of carbon (ẟ13C) and nitrog

Sample locations 2022 SARS-CoV-2 testing in little brown bats

The potential introduction of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, into North American bat populations is of interest to wildlife managers due to recent declines of several species. Populations of little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) have collapsed due to white-nose syndrome (WNS), a disease caused by the introduction and spread of the fungal pathogen Pseudogymnoascus destr

Digital data for the Salinas Valley Geological Framework, California

This digital dataset was created as part of a U.S. Geological Survey study, done in cooperation with the Monterey County Water Resource Agency, to conduct a hydrologic resource assessment and develop an integrated numerical hydrologic model of the hydrologic system of Salinas Valley, CA. As part of this larger study, the USGS developed this digital dataset of geologic data and three-dimensional hy

Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park Orangeblack Hawaiian damselfly data, 2016-2017

This data release includes metadata and tabular data that documents the endangered orangeblack Hawaiian damselfly (Megalagrion xanthomelas) at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park during 2016-2017. Data sets document (1) numbers of damselflies observed during surveys, (2) habitat characteristics of anchialine pools at which damselflies were surveyed, (3) substrates on which female damselflies

Samoan swallowtail butterfly reproductive response to host plant characteristics, 2013-2014

This data release includes metadata and tabular data documenting the reproductive response of the Samoan swallowtail butterfly (Papilio godeffroyi) to characteristics of its host plant (Micromelum minutum) and habitat. Data was collected at approximately monthly surveys of marked host trees at eight sites, mostly in or adjacent to the National Park of American Samoa (NPSA), Tutuila Island, during