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The NAA Region has 15 Science Centers spanning 14 NE States and Washington, DC. The Centers conduct interdisciplinary biologic, geologic, hydrologic, and energy monitoring and research addressing natural resource issues facing our nation.

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June Photo Contest

Check out the winning photographs in the June 2021 Photo Contest! Categories include People, USGS at Work, Where We Work, and Honorable Mention

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Date published: May 12, 2017

Ohio Microbiology Program - NAWQA - Cycle 3

The goal of microbiological monitoring in NAWQA Cycle 3 is to determine the occurrence and distribution of indicators and pathogens in public and domestic groundwater supplies.

 

LINKS: Back to MIOH Microbiology Homepage

Date published: May 12, 2017

Ohio Microbiology Program - Analytical Services

The Ohio Water Microbiology Laboratory (OWML) offers a wide-range of sample analyses, media, and other microbiological supplies for USGS Water Science Centers across the nation.  Analyses include quantification of standard bacterial indicators and other bacteria in water or sediment, and quantification or detection of coliphage in water.  Other analyses can be performed at the OWML, but...

Contacts: Rebecca Bushon
Date published: May 12, 2017

Ohio Microbiology Program - About Us

The MI-OH Water Microbiology Laboratories provide microbiological data of public-health significance from surface waters, ground waters, and sediments for a variety of study objectives.

 

LINKS: Back to MIOH Microbiology Homepage

Date published: May 12, 2017

Ohio Microbiology Program - Laboratory Capabilities

Indicator bacteria are routinely measured by means of membrane-filtration or liquid broth most-probable number techniques. Find out more about the analytical methods used for standard bacterial indicators.

 

LINKS: Back to MIOH Microbiology Homepage

Date published: May 12, 2017

Ohio Microbiology Program - Home

The U.S. Geological Survey MI-OH Water Science Center Microbiology Laboratories in Lansing, Michigan and Columbus, Ohio address water-related public-health concerns across the Nation using traditional and cutting-edge analytical approaches. The laboratories work with government agencies, academic institution, and regional and local partners to study the processes and anthropogenic influences...

Date published: May 12, 2017

Long Island Water Table and Surface Maps

The depth to the water table can be determined by installing wells that penetrate the top of the saturated zone just far enough to respond to water table fluctuations. Preparation of a water-table map requires that only wells that have their well screens installed near the water table be used. If the depth to water is measured at a number of such wells throughout an area of study, and if those...

Contacts: Jack Monti
Date published: May 11, 2017
Status: Active

IJC Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River Project

The record setting floods of 2011 in Lake Champlain Vermont/New York U.S. and the Richelieu River in the province of Quebec Canada prompted the U.S. and Canadian governments to work together to identify how flood forecasting, preparedness and mitigation can be improved  in the Lake Champlain-Richelieu River (LCRR) basin.

Contacts: Matt Ely
Date published: May 11, 2017

Long Island Water Use

The U.S. Geological Survey's National Water-Use Information Program (NWUIP) is responsible for compiling and disseminating the nation's water-use data. The USGS works in cooperation with local, State, and Federal environmental agencies to collect water-use information. USGS compiles these data to produce water-use information aggregated at the county, state, and national levels. Every five...

Contacts: Jack Monti
Date published: May 10, 2017

Long Island Groundwater Budget

A groundwater system consists of a mass of water flowing through the pores or cracks below the Earth's surface. This mass of water is in constant motion. Water is constantly added to the system by recharge from precipitation, and water is constantly leaving the system as discharge to surface water and as evapotranspiration. Each groundwater system is unique in that the source and amount of...

Contacts: Jack Monti
Date published: May 9, 2017
Status: Completed

New England WSC seminar series Lawrence 20170509

A consistent decreasing trend in acidic deposition levels over the past several decades has led to partial chemical recovery of surface waters. However, depletion of soil Ca from acidic deposition has slowed surface water recovery and led to the impairment of both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

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Multi-measurement approach for establishing the base of gas hydrate occurrence in the Krishna-Godavari Basin for sites cored during Expedition NGHP-02 in the offshore of India

The 2015 National Gas Hydrate Program of India's second expedition, NGHP-02, acquired logging and coring datasets for constraining the base of the gas hydrate occurrence zone (deepest GH) and the theoretical base of gas hydrate stability zone (BGHS). These data are used here for two primary goals: to constrain the deepest occurrence of...

Waite, William F.; Ruppel, Carolyn D.; Collett, Timothy S.; Schultheiss, P.; Holland, M.; Shukla, K.M.; Kumar, P.

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Importance of riparian forest corridors for the ocelot in agricultural landscapes

Worldwide, private lands have attracted increased attention from conservationists, not only because most of the globe is privately owned, but also because private lands can be an asset to the protected area conservation strategy. In Brazil, the riverine Areas of Permanent Protection (APPs) is a key instrument of the Forest Code to protect native...

Roberta Paolino; Royle, Andy; Natalia Versiani; Thiago F. Rodrigues; Nielson Pasqualotto; Victor Krepschi; Adriano Chiarello
Paolino, R. M., Royle, J. A., Versiani, N. F., Rodrigues, T., Pasqualotto, N., Krepschi, V. G., and Chiarello, A. G., 2018, Importance of riparian forest corridors for the ocelot in agricultural landscapes: Journal of Mammalogy, v. 99, no. 4, p. 874-884. https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyy075

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The Santa Cruz Basin submarine landslide complex, southern California: Repeated failure of uplifted basin sediment

The Santa Cruz Basin (SCB) is one of several fault-bounded basins within the California Continental Borderland that has drawn interest over the years for its role in the tectonic evolution of the region, but also because it contains a record of a variety of modes of sedimentary mass transport (i.e., open slope vs. canyon-confined systems). Here,...

Brothers, Daniel S.; Maier, Katherine L.; Kluesner, Jared W.; Conrad, James E.; Chaytor, Jason
Brothers, D.S., Maier, K.L., Kluesner, J.W., and Conrad, J.E., 2018, The Santa Cruz Basin submarine landslide complex, southern California--Repeated failure of uplifted basin sediment; in From the Mountains to the Abyss--The California Borderland as an archive of southern California geologic evolution: Society for Sedimentary Geology, Special Publication No. 110, https://doi.org/10.2110/sepmsp.110.05

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Effects of elevated temperature on osmoregulation and stress responses in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) smolts in freshwater and seawater

Smolting in Atlantic salmon Salmo salar is a critical life‐history stage that is preparatory for downstream migration and entry to seawater that is regulated by abiotic variables including photoperiod and temperature. The present study was undertaken to determine the interaction of temperature and salinity on salinity tolerance, gill...

Vargas-Chacoff, Luis; Regish, Amy M.; Weinstock, Andrew; McCormick, Stephen D.

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Downhole physical property-based description of a gas hydrate petroleum system in NGHP-02 Area C: A channel, levee, fan complex in the Krishna-Godavari Basin offshore eastern India

India’s second National Gas Hydrate Program expedition, NGHP-02, collected logging while drilling and sediment core data in Area C offshore eastern India, to investigate controls on the distribution and peak saturations of methane gas hydrate occurrences in buried channel, levee and fan deposits. Physical property results are presented here for...

Waite, William F.; Jang, Junbong; Collett, Timothy S.; Kumar, Ronish

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Slope failure and mass transport processes along the Queen Charlotte Fault, southeastern Alaska

The Queen Charlotte Fault defines the Pacific–North America transform plate boundary in western Canada and southeastern Alaska for c. 900 km. The entire length of the fault is submerged along a continental margin dominated by Quaternary glacial processes, yet the geomorphology along the margin has never been systematically examined due to the...

Brothers, Daniel; Andrews, Brian D.; Walton, Maureen A. L.; H. Gary Greene; J. Vaughn Barrie; Miller, Nathaniel C.; ten Brink, Uri S.; East, Amy E.; Haeussler, Peter J.; Kluesner, Jared W.; Conrad, James E.

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Ecological and management implications of climate change induced shifts in phenology of coastal fish and wildlife species in the Northeast CASC region

Climate change is causing species to shift their phenology, or the timing of recurring life events such as migration and reproduction, in variable and complex ways. This can potentially result in mismatches or asynchronies in food and habitat resources that negatively impact individual fitness, population dynamics, and ecosystem function. Numerous...

Staudinger, Michelle D.; Jordaan, Adrian

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A new indicator framework for quantifying the intensity of the terrestrialwater cycle

A quantitative framework for characterizing the intensity of the water cycle over land is presented, and illustrated using a spatially distributed water-balance model of the conterminous United States (CONUS). We approach water cycle intensity (WCI) from a landscape perspective; WCI is defined as the sum of precipitation (P) and actual...

Huntington, Thomas G.; Weiskel, Peter; Wolock, David M.; McCabe, Gregory J.

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Appalachian Basin stratigraphy, tectonics, and eustasy from the Blue Ridge to the Allegheny Front, Virginia and West Virginia

This guide is from a two-day field trip in western Virginia and eastern West Virginia held before the 2015 Geological Society of America annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. The field trip examines exposures of Paleozoic sedimentary strata in the Appalachian Basin starting in the Blue Ridge physiographic province, going through the Valley and...

Haynes, John T.; Pitts, Alan D.; Doctor, Daniel H.; Diecchio, Richard J.; Blake, Mitchell B.

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Understanding the genetic characteristics of Wild Brook Trout populations in North Carolina thanks to the guidance of Dr. Tim King

We genotyped 7,588 brook trout representing 406 collections from across the State of North Carolina (Figure 1) at 12 microsatellite loci (King et al. 2012). The vast majority ofcollections appeared to represent single populations, based on general conformance to HardyWeinberg equilibrium and limited evidence for linkage-disequilibrium....

Kazyak, David; Lubinski, Barbara A.; Rash, Jacob M; King, Tim L.

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The impact of late Holocene land-use change, climate variability, and sea-level rise on carbon storage in tidal freshwater wetlands on the southeastern United States Coastal Plain

This study examines Holocene impacts of changes in climate, land use, and sea-level rise (SLR) on sediment accretion, carbon accumulation rates (CAR), and vegetation along a transect of tidal freshwater forested wetlands (TFFW) to oligohaline marsh along the Waccamaw River, South Carolina (4 sites) and along the Savannah River, Georgia (4 sites)....

Jones, Miriam; Bernhardt, Christopher E.; Krauss, K.W.; Noe, Gregory B.

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Enhanced CO2 uptake at a shallow Arctic Ocean seep field overwhelms the positive warming potential of emitted methane

Continued warming of the Arctic Ocean in coming decades is projected to trigger the release of teragrams (1 Tg = 106 tons) of methane from thawing subsea permafrost on shallow continental shelves and dissociation of methane hydrate on upper continental slopes. On the shallow shelves (<100 m water depth), methane released from the seafloor...

Pohlman, John; Greinert, J.; Ruppel, Carolyn D.; Silyakova, A; Vielstadte, L; Casso, Michael; Mienert, J; Bunz, S

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ducks floating on a pond in winter with snow on ground
January 10, 2018

Hook Pond Dreen at Davids Lane, East Hampton, New York

Ducks in Hook Pond Dreen at Davids Lane, East Hampton, New York

Image of Erika Lentz and Danille Niles at Trunk River Beach, Falmouth, MA
January 10, 2018

Erika Lentz is interviewed by WBZ Boston for a sea-level rise segment

Erika Lentz, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Research Geologist interviewed by WBZ Boston Meterologist, Danielle Niles fora segment on sea-level rise

Erika Lentz interview on Trunk River Beach, Falmouth. MA
January 10, 2018

Erika Lentz interview by WBZ Meteorologist, Danielle Niles

Research geologist, Erika Lentz, interviewed on Trunk River Beach, Falmouth, MA, by WBZ meterologist, Danielle Niles, about the future impacts of sea-level rise

Licking River at Highway 536 near Alexandria, Kentucky
January 10, 2018

Licking River at Highway 536 near Alexandria, Kentucky

Licking River at Highway 536 near Alexandria, Kentucky gage, looking downstream from the gage location.

Scouting out high water marks after blizzard
January 6, 2018

Scouting out high water marks after blizzard

New England WSC Physical Scientist Andy Massey scouting out high water marks associated with the blizzard of January 2018. Houghs Neck Maritime Center, Quincy, MA.

​​​​​​​Jonathan Cohl holding a piece of ice from Delaware River at Frenchtown, NJ
January 5, 2018

​​​​​​​Jonathan Cohl holding a piece of ice at Delaware River

Northeast Region Photo Contest Winner | March 2019 | People
Jonathan Cohl holding a piece of ice from Delaware River at Frenchtown, NJ

orange sled loaded with bags of equipment on snow covered path in forest
January 4, 2018

Field Photo Friday Winner for April 2018

Transporting equipment used for maintenance of groundwater well CT2498 in Perrysburg, New York 

 Map of distribution of fine- and coarse-grained sand, Stellwagen Bank
December 31, 2017

Map of distribution of fine- and coarse-grained sand, Stellwagen Bank

 Map of distribution of fine- and coarse-grained sand, Stellwagen Bank.  Blue and purple = boulder ridges.  Redlines = leading edges of sand sheets

Images of Matanzas, Florida, from before and after Hurricane Matthew, and DEM showing the associated change
December 31, 2017

Orthomosaic and DEM images of Matanzas, Florida

Orthomosaic images of Matanzas, Florida, from (a) before and (b) after Hurricane Matthew, and (c) a digital elevation model (DEM) showing the associated topographic change. Note, these results were produced by applying Structure-from-Motion (SfM) to NOAA oblique photographs, but similar results can be obtained using UAS aerial imagery.

USGS R/V Stephens operating within Lake Powell, UT-AZ
December 31, 2017

Lake Powell Geophysical Survey

USGS R/V Stephens operating within Lake Powell, UT-AZ.  A multibeam echosounder is deployed off the starboard side of the vessel and is used to collect depth information within the reservoir.

Diver in an underwater cave.
December 31, 2017

Diver collecting samples

David Brankovits collecting water samples in Molnar Janos Cave in Budapest, Hungary.