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Year Published: 2016

Groundwater quality from private domestic water-supply wells in the vicinity of petroleum production in southwestern Indiana

The U.S. Geological Survey provided technical support to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry for site selection and sample collection and analysis in a 2012 investigation of groundwater quality from 29 private domestic water-supply wells in the vicinity of petroleum production in southwestern Indiana. Petroleum hydrocarbons, oil...

Risch, Martin R.; Silcox, Cheryl A.
Risch, M.R., and Silcox, C.A., 2016, Groundwater quality from private domestic water-supply wells in the vicinity of petroleum production in southwestern Indiana: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1081, 29 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161081.

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Cenozoic sea level and the rise of modern rimmed atolls

Sea-level records from atolls, potentially spanning the Cenozoic, have been largely overlooked, in part because the processes that control atoll form (reef accretion, carbonate dissolution, sediment transport, vertical motion) are complex and, for many islands, unconstrained on million-year timescales. Here we combine existing observations of...

Toomey, Michael; Ashton, Andrew; Raymo, Maureen E.; Perron, J. Taylor

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Design for mosquito abundance, diversity, and phenology sampling within the National Ecological Observatory Network

The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) intends to monitor mosquito populations across its broad geographical range of sites because of their prevalence in food webs, sensitivity to abiotic factors and relevance for human health. We describe the design of mosquito population sampling in the context of NEON’s long term continental...

Hoekman, D.; Springer, Yuri P.; Barker, C.M.; Barrera, R.; Blackmore, M.S.; Bradshaw, W.E.; Foley, D. H.; Ginsberg, Howard S.; Hayden, M. H.; Holzapfel, C. M.; Juliano, S. A.; Kramer, L. D.; LaDeau, S. L.; Livdahl, T. P.; Moore, C. G.; Nasci, R.S.; Reisen, W.K.; Savage, H. M.
Hoekman, D., Y.P. Springer, C.M. Barker, R. Barrera, M.S. Blackmore, W.E. Bradshaw, D.H. Foley, H.S. Ginsberg, M.H. Hayden, C.M. Holzapfel, S.A. Juliano, L.D. Kramer, S.L. LaDeau, C.G. Moore, R.S. Nasci, W.K. Reisen, & H.M. Savage. 2016. Design for Mosquito Abundance, Diversity, and Phenology Sampling within NEON. Ecosphere.

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Kaolin in 2015

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Flanagan, Daniel
Industrial Minerals review 2015, Mining Engineering, 2016, Vol. 68, No. 7, pp. 30

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Map visualization of groundwater withdrawals at the sub-basin scale

A simple method is proposed to visualize the magnitude of groundwater withdrawals from wells relative to user-defined water-resource metrics. The map is solely an illustration of the withdrawal magnitudes, spatially centered on wells—it is not capture zones or source areas contributing recharge to wells. Common practice is to scale the size (area...

Goode, Daniel J.
Goode, D.J. Hydrogeol J (2016) 24: 1057-1065. doi:10.1007/s10040-016-1379-x

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Planning for ex situ conservation in the face of uncertainty

Ex situ conservation strategies for threatened species often require long-term commitment and financial investment to achieve management objectives. We present a framework that considers the decision to adopt ex situ management for a target species as the end point of several linked decisions. We used a decision tree to intuitively represent the...

Canessa, Stefano; Converse, Sarah J.; West, Matt; Clemann, Nick; Gillespie, Graeme; McFadden, Michael; Silla, Aimee J; Parris, Kirsten M; McCarthy, Michael A
Canessa, S., Converse, S. J., West, M., Clemann, N., Gillespie, G., McFadden, M., Silla, A. J., Parris, K. M., and McCarthy, M. A., 2016, Planning for ex-situ conservation in the face of uncertainty: Conservation Biology, v. 30 , no. 3, p. 599-609.

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Regional assessment of persistent organic pollutants in resident mussels from New Jersey and New York estuaries following Hurricane Sandy

Resident mussels are effective indicators of ecosystem health and have been utilized in national assessment and monitoring studies for over two decades. Mussels were chosen because contaminant concentrations in their tissues respond to changes in ambient environmental levels, accumulation occurs with little metabolic transformation and a...

Smalling, Kelly L. ; Deshpande, Ashok D.; Galbraith, Heather S.; Sharack, Beth; Timmons, DeMond; Baker, Ronald J.

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Paying the pipers: Mitigating the impact of anticoagulant rodenticides on predators and scavengers

Anticoagulant rodenticides, mainly second-generation forms, or SGARs, dominate the global market for rodent control. Introduced in the 1970s to counter genetic resistance in rodent populations to first-generation compounds such as warfarin, SGARs are extremely toxic and highly effective killers. However, their tendency to persist and accumulate in...

Elliott, John E.; Rattner, Barnett A.; Shore, Richard F.; van den Brink, Nico W.
Elliott, J.E., B.A. Rattner, R.F. Shore, and N. van den Brink. 2016. Paying the pipers: mitigating the impact of anticoagulant rodenticides on predators and scavengers. BioScience. 66:401-407.

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Quantitative evidence for the effects of multiple drivers on continental-scale amphibian declines

Since amphibian declines were first proposed as a global phenomenon over a quarter century ago, the conservation community has made little progress in halting or reversing these trends. The early search for a “smoking gun” was replaced with the expectation that declines are caused by multiple drivers. While field observations and...

Grant, Evan H. Campbell; Miller, David A. W.; Schmidt, Benedikt R.; Adams, M.J.; Amburgey, Staci M.; Chambert, Thierry A.; Cruickshank, Sam S.; Fisher, Robert N.; Green, David M.; Hossack, Blake R.; Johnson, Pieter T.J.; Joseph, Maxwell B.; Rittenhouse, Tracy A. G.; Ryan, Maureen E.; Waddle, J. Hardin; Walls, Susan C.; Bailey, Larissa L.; Fellers, Gary M.; Gorman, Thomas A.; Ray, Andrew M.; Pilliod, David S.; Price, Steven J.; Saenz, Daniel; Sadinski, Walt; Muths, Erin L.

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Potential effects of sea-level rise on the depth to saturated sediments of the Sagamore and Monomoy flow lenses on Cape Cod, Massachusetts

In 2014, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, the Cape Cod Commission, and the Massachusetts Environmental Trust, began an evaluation of the potential effects of sea-level rise on water table altitudes and depths to water on central and western Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Increases in atmospheric and...

Walter, Donald A.; McCobb, Timothy D.; Masterson, John P.; Fienen, Michael N.
Walter, D.A., McCobb, T.D., Masterson, J.P., and Fienen, M.N., 2016, Potential effects of sea-level rise on the depth to saturated sediments of the Sagamore and Monomoy flow lenses on Cape Cod, Massachusetts (ver. 1.1, October 18, 2016): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5058, 55 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165058.

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Population trends for North American winter birds based on hierarchical models

Managing widespread and persistent threats to birds requires knowledge of population dynamics at large spatial and temporal scales. For over 100 yrs, the Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) has enlisted volunteers in bird monitoring efforts that span the Americas, especially southern Canada and the United States. We employed a Bayesian...

Soykan, Candan U.; Sauer, John R.; Schuetz, Justin G.; LeBaron, Geoffrey S.; Dale, Kathy; Langham, Gary M.

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usgs staffer with gw measuring equipment at a bubbling groundwater well on a green lawn on Long Island
April 23, 2009

Groundwater well

USGS Coram staffer measuring groundwater level at groundwater well near Long Island

drillrig on snowy ground by houses
February 4, 2009

Drill rig at Sawyer Avenue replacement well

Drill rig at Sawyer Avenue replacement well

Marinna Martini prepares to deploy tripods along the outer perimeter of Diamond Shoals, NC
January 13, 2009

Tripod deployment along the outer perimeter of Diamond Shoals, NC

Marinna Martini, Woods Hole, Coastal and Marine Science Center,  prepares to deploy tripods at three sites along the outer perimeter of Diamond Shoals, North Carolina. Mounted on the tripods were instruments to measure surface waves, pressure, current velocity, bottom turbulence, suspended-sediment profiles, and sea-floor sand-ripple bedforms; one tripod also held a visual

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man standing in flood waters by USGS gagehouse
January 1, 2009

Hudson River at Hadley Flood April 2012

USGS hydrologist Travis Smith standing in floodwaters in Hudson River at Hadley, NY

Map indicating locations of personnel involved in the Gas Hydrates Project
December 31, 2008

Gas Hydrates Project personnel location map.

The USGS Gas Hydrates Project integrates across USGS mission areas, programs, and regions. The stars indicate the locations of personnel involved in the Gas Hydrates Project. Within the US, much of the research focuses on the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska, which represent marine and permafrost-associated settings for gas hydrates, respectively.

Photograph of USGS scientists standing in front of a helicopter
December 31, 2008

Remote places

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center's Ellyn Montgomery (right) on the helipad of the Canadian Coast Guard Vessel Louis St. Laurent returning from an ice reconnaissance flight as part of a joint study mapping the foot of the continental slope in the Arctic Ocean in 2008

Shaded relief and  combined bathymetry map of Puerto Rico
December 31, 2008

Shaded relief and combined bathymetry map of Puerto Rico

(Top image) Shaded relief of the new multibeam bathymetry along the Puerto Rico Trench illuminated from the northwest. Thin contours indicate bathymetry at 500-m intervals. (Bottom image) Combined bathymetry map of the multibeam bathymetry data, single-beam bathymetry compilation around Puerto Rico, Lidar data near shore, and topography of Puerto Rico. Contour interval is

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Area in northern Alaska where subsurface temperature and pressure conditions are conducive to the occurrence of gas hydrates
December 31, 2008

Northern Alaska and potential gas hydrate occurences

 

Area in northern Alaska where subsurface temperature and pressure conditions are conducive to the occurrence of gas hydrates (red outline), compiled by Timothy Collett as part of USGS Fact Sheet 2008-3073. Note that gas hydrate could occur in sediments both onshore and at shallow water depths

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Static stress change models
December 31, 2008

Static stress change models

Static stress change models for known or hypothesized faults in the Hispaniola and Puerto Rico subduction segments due to (a) slip on a patch of the Puerto Rico subduction zone, and (b) slip on a patch of the Hispaniola subduction zone. An open arrow denotes slip direction and the patches are marked by dashed rectangles. Heavy black lines are simplified fault traces.

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