Data, Tools, and Technology

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Date published: April 22, 2019
Status: Active

Parsing in dbSEABED

Numeric data mined from verbal logs, core or grab descriptions, shipboard notes, and photographic descriptions are classified as “parsed” data. Input data are maintained using the terms employed by the original researchers and are coded using phonetically sensible terms for easier processing by...

Date published: April 17, 2019
Status: Active

Water Quality Across Regional Stream Networks: The Influence of Land Cover and Land Use, Climate, and Biogeochemical Processing on Spatiotemporal Variance

Land cover and land use (LC/LU), climate, and biogeochemical processing are significant drivers of water quality in streams and rivers over broad scales of space and time. As LC/LU and climate continue to change we can expect changes in water quality. This project seeks to understand the drivers of spatial and temporal variability in water quality across scales using new and existing data to...

Date published: April 15, 2019
Status: Active

Fish locomotion and biomechanics as limiting and optimizing factors in fish passage

Swimming ability determines how well fish are able to access habitat, and is a fundamental design consideration for passing fish at dams, road crossings, etc.  The purpose of this study plan is to improve understanding of how fish are able to negotiate zones of high velocity and turbulent flow, such as are found in fishways, culverts, as well as in natural areas.   Swimming performance is...

Date published: April 15, 2019
Status: Active

John Wesley Powell Expedition—Then and Now.

A Vision of the West from the 19th and 20th Century River Expeditions

Date published: April 3, 2019
Status: Active

Climate change forecasts for eastern salmonids

Small streams in forests are likely to see dramatic shifts as global climate change influences air temperature and rain patterns. We have already seen warmer stream temperatures as air temperatures increase in summer in the Northeastern US. The intensity and duration of floods and droughts are also expected to magnify as future rain patterns shift. This project will evaluate how stream...

Date published: April 3, 2019
Status: Active

Sea Floor Stress and Sediment Mobility Database

The U.S. Geological Survey Sea Floor Stress and Sediment Mobility Database contains estimates of wave-current bottom stress and sediment mobility for the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf Coast continental shelf regions.

Date published: April 3, 2019
Status: Completed

San Francisco Bay Basic Tide Model

This web page provides files that may be used to run a basic depth-averaged (2DH) Deltares Delft3D version 4.00.01 astronomic tide model for San Francisco Bay. It was developed with the primary aim of assessing water level fluctuations and flow conditions in the vicinity of the Golden Gate (Elias and Hansen 2013).

Date published: April 3, 2019
Status: Active

Developing and testing eDNA markers for the Federally endangered dwarf wedgemussel, Alasmidonta heterodon and other key freshwater mussel species

Dwarf wedgemussel is a federally endangered freshwater mussel with a historic range spanning the Atlantic coast. However, populations have dramatically declines over the last 30 years.  Therefore, knowledge of current population distribution and abundance is critical to resource managers in order to monitor the species over time and to guide recovery actions. Manual survey efforts (snorkel or...

Date published: April 2, 2019
Status: Active

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Employment Opportunities

Join the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center team! 

The Center is part of the USGS Coastal/Marine Hazards and Resources Program, which is the primary federal marine geology and physical science research program. The Center's staff of 100 provides scientific information that contributes to decisions by other federal agencies, state and local entities, private...

Contacts: Janet Paquette
Date published: April 1, 2019
Status: Completed

Using Video Imagery to Study Coastal Change: Barter Island, Alaska

For a short study period, two video cameras overlooked the coast from atop the coastal bluff of Barter Island in northern Alaska. The purpose was to observe and quantify coastal processes such as wave run-up, development of rip channels, bluff erosion, and movement of sandbars and ice floes.

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Date published: April 1, 2019
Status: Active

Metabarcoding of stomach contents from the Round Goby (Negobius melanostromus) in Pennsylvania

The Round Goby, Neogobius melanostomus, is a small benthic fish native to the Sea of Azov, the Caspian Sea, the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. The first round goby found in the Pennsylvania waters was in 1996. Since then, round gobies are now the dominant benthic fish in many of the tributary streams in the Pennsylvanian waters of Lake Erie, including French Creek. French Creek is...

Contacts: Deborah D Iwanowicz, Jay Stauffer
Date published: March 29, 2019
Status: Active

Improving ecological flow science in the mainstem Delaware through WaterSMART

Demand for freshwater is increasing with human population growth and is exacerbated by water management practices, climate variability, and land use alternation.  Ecological flow science attempts to understand flows necessary to support aquatic organisms so that managers can balance these with diverse human water demands.  A primary focus of the USGS Northern Appalachian Research Laboratory (...