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Water cycle processes [poster]

DescriptionThe water cycle describes how water moves from Earth’s surface into the atmosphere, then back to the surface again or to below Earth’s surface. This educational poster depicts five key water-cycle processes that transport or transform water between states: evaporation, transpiration, condensation, precipitation, and infiltration. It illustrates examples of natural and human interactions
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Eliza Anderson, Sophie Hill, Ryan Nixon, Benjamin Abbott, Raymond Lee, Rachel Wood, Gregory Carling, Bryan Hopkins, Hayley Corson-Dosch, Cee Nell, Elizabeth Bailey

Where is the water? Agriculture [poster]

DescriptionWater is an integral part of how we interact with the environment and live our everyday lives. This educational poster illustrates agricultural water use, how water moves, and different ways that water is used both naturally and through human interaction. This poster is intended for eighth-grade audiences and younger.
Authors
Simona Love, Sophie Hill, Bryan Hopkins, Benjamin Abbott, Raymond Lee, Rachel Wood, Elizabeth Bailey, Hayley Corson-Dosch, Cee Nell, Ryan Nixon

Where is the water? Coast [poster]

DescriptionWater is an integral part of how we interact with the environment and live our everyday lives. This educational poster illustrates where water is on the coast, how water moves, and different ways that water is used both naturally and through human interaction. This poster is intended for eighth-grade audiences and younger.
Authors
Simona Love, Sophie Hill, Richard Gill, Benjamin Abbott, Raymond Lee, Rachel Wood, Elizabeth Bailey, Hayley Corson-Dosch, Cee Nell, Ryan Nixon

Where is the water? Desert [poster]

DescriptionWater is an integral part of how we interact with the environment and live our everyday lives. This educational poster illustrates where water is in a desert environment, how it moves, and different ways water is used both naturally and through human interaction. This poster is intended for eighth-grade audiences and younger.
Authors
Simona Love, Sophie Hill, Gregory Carling, Josh Lemonte, Benjamin Abbott, Raymond Lee, Rachel Wood, Elizabeth Bailey, Hayley Corson-Dosch, Cee Nell, Ryan Nixon

Where is the water? Forest [poster]

DescriptionWater is an integral part of how we interact with the environment and live our everyday lives. This educational poster illustrates where water is in forests, how it moves, and different ways water is used both naturally and through human interaction. This poster is intended for eighth-grade audiences and younger.
Authors
Simona Love, Sophie Hill, Gregory Carling, Benjamin Abbott, Raymond Lee, Rachel Wood, Elizabeth Bailey, Hayley Corson-Dosch, Cee Nell, Ryan Nixon

Where is the water? Suburban [poster]

DescriptionWater is an integral part of how we interact with the environment and live our everyday lives. This educational poster illustrates where water is in the suburbs, how it moves, and different ways water is used both naturally and through human interaction. This poster is intended for eighth-grade audiences and younger.
Authors
Manon Hale, Anna Wright, Sophie Hill, Benjamin Abbott, Raymond Lee, Rachel Wood, Elizabeth Bailey, Ryan Nixon, Rebecca Hale, Hayley Corson-Dosch, Cee Nell, Keely Song

Where is the water? Urban [poster]

DescriptionWater is an integral part of how we interact with the environment and live our everyday lives. This educational poster illustrates where water is in urban environments, how it moves, and different ways water is used both naturally and through human interaction. This poster is intended for eighth-grade audiences and younger.
Authors
Simona Love, Sophie Hill, Bryan Hopkins, Benjamin Abbott, Raymond Lee, Rachel Wood, Elizabeth Bailey, Ryan Nixon, Hayley Corson-Dosch, Cee Nell, Rebecca Hale

Spatial distribution of API gravity and gas/oil ratios for petroleum accumulations in Upper Cretaceous strata of the San Miguel, Olmos, and Escondido Formations of the south Texas Maverick Basin—Implications for petroleum migration and charge history

The Maverick Basin of south Texas is currently undergoing active exploration and production of gas and oil from tight sandstone reservoirs. The most productive tight sandstones in the basin are in the Upper Cretaceous San Miguel, Olmos, and Escondido Formations. These units are second only to the Eagle Ford Shale in terms of cumulative production volumes. The structural history of the Maverick Bas
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Colin A. Doolan, William H. Craddock, Marc L. Buursink, Javin J. Hatcherian, Steven M. Cahan

Evaluation of sensors for continuous monitoring of harmful algal blooms in the Finger Lakes region, New York, 2019 and 2020

In response to the increasing frequency of cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (CyanoHABs) in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, a pilot study by the U.S. Geological Survey, in collaboration with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, was conducted to enhance CyanoHAB monitoring and understanding. High-frequency sensors were deployed on open water monitoring-station p
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Brett D. Johnston, Kaitlyn M. Finkelstein, Sabina R. Gifford, Michael D. Stouder, Elizabeth A. Nystrom, Philip R. Savoy, Joshua J. Rosen, Matthew B. Jennings

A conceptual site model of contaminant transport pathways from the Bremerton Naval Complex to Sinclair Inlet, Washington, 2011–21

Historical activities on the Bremerton Naval Complex (BNC) in Puget Sound, Washington, have resulted in Sinclair Inlet sediments with elevated concentrations of contaminants, including organic contaminants such as polychlorinated biphenyls and trace elements including mercury. Six U.S. Geological Survey–U.S. Navy datasets have been collected since the last major assessment, in 2013, of soil and gr
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Kathleen E. Conn, Sarah E. Janssen, Chad C. Opatz, Valerie A.L. Bright

At-a-Glance—Summary of the 2023 U.S. Geological Survey Cooperative Research Unit Program Year in Review

IntroductionEstablished in 1935, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (CRU) program is a unique partnership among the USGS, State Fish and Wildlife agencies, host universities, the Wildlife Management Institute (WMI), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). As of 2023, there are 43 CRUs in 41 states that fall under three supervisory regions and a Nati
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Caroline E. Murphy, Elise R. Irwin, Dawn E. Childs, Donald E. Dennerline, Jonathan R. Mawdsley

Novel data in recreation monitoring—Summary proceedings from interagency workshops in 2019 and 2023

Two interagency workshops were held in 2019 and 2023 in Fort Collins, Colorado, to discuss the use of novel data in recreation monitoring. During the workshops, the phrase “novel data in recreation monitoring” was primarily used to refer to data from social media, mobile device applications, and other online secondary sources. The goals of these workshops were to share information across agencies
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Emily J. Wilkins, Christian S.L. Crowley, Eric M. White, Spencer A. Wood, Rudy Schuster