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United States Documented Unplugged Orphaned Oil and Gas Well (DOW) Dataset Viewer
The dataset was created to provide documented orphaned well data to decision makers, as well as researchers, and other interested parties in a publicly available online format.
Land Product Characterization System
The Land Product Characterization System (LPCS) has the capability to trend system characterizations for various sensors, providing users the ability to do comparative analysis of satellite data and products. This resource has been developed and is managed by the USGS Requirements, Capabilities and Analysis for Earth Observation (RCA-EO) team.
Amphibian and Reptile Species Distribution Explorer
The Amphibian and Reptile Species Distribution Explorer provides information about herptile distributions and species richness in an easy-to-understand and accessible format for scientists and natural resource managers, interested landowners, citizen scientists, and anyone interested in amphibians and reptiles.
Interactive Supplement - When and How Often do Seedings Experience a Wildfire?
Interactive Tableau supplement to the paper “Protecting Restoration Investments from the Cheatgrass-fire Cycle in Sagebrush Steppe.”
Overview of the Long Island Sound
Long Island Sound overview in the form of a geonarrative.
The 2023 Kahramanmaraş, Turkey, Earthquake Sequence
On February 6, 2023, a M 7.8 earthquake occurred in southern Turkey near the northern border of Syria. This earthquake was followed about 9 hours later by a M 7.5 earthquake approximately 90 km to the north. This interactive geonarrative describes the tectonic setting in the region, past seismicity in the area, and details of the earthquake rupture.
Monitoring Virginia Eastern Shore Groundwater Conditions
Groundwater levels in layered aquifer systems like the Virginia Eastern Shore are often monitored using wells in multiple aquifers at the same location. Colors in the simplified cross-section illustration below correspond to the circles representing wells on the map. The list of monitoring-well layers can be used to control the map display of wells for individual aquifers.
Drought Forecasting for Groundwater in Northeastern US
This application allows the display and query of groundwater drought probabilities for Northeast region wells. This application allows users to view, query, select, and export groundwater drought probabilities for next three months.
Interactive Map: Virginia and West Virginia Groundwater Levels and Trends
The Virginia and West Virginia Groundwater Levels and Trends web application provides access to groundwater level data from continuous groundwater wells across Virginia and West Virginia. Continuous wells include real time and non-real time wells. Data update daily and are compared to long-term monthly statistics.
Geonarrative: Feasibility of Developing a GIS-Based Hydraulic Modeling Tool for Stream Crossing Projects in Massachusetts
This interactive geonarrative presents information on how feasible it is to develop a GIS-based hydraulic modeling tool for preliminary culvert designs for stream crossings in Massachusetts.
World's Longest Mule Deer Migration: Red Desert to Hoback
In 2016, researchers in Wyoming discovered the world's longest migration of mule deer. A doe fitted with a GPS tracking collar migrated 242 miles one way. She is known as Deer 255. Each summer, she lives in the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, but travels far into Wyoming's sagebrush sea and high desert ecosystem for winter.
Drop by Drop
US Geological Survey research on contaminants in drinking water across the US.