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Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian

Our Science Centers

Our Science Centers

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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August and September Photo Contests

August and September Photo Contests

Check out the winning photographs in the August and September 2021 Photo Contests! Categories include People, USGS at Work, Where We Work, and Honorable Mention.

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Date published: January 5, 2018
Status: Completed

Hudson River Salt Front Data

Tide stage, specific conductance, water temperature, and freshwater inflow at selected Hudson River (New York) gages updated every hour. Water temperature and specific conductance are measured at a depth of 10 feet below NGVD 1929 (mean sea level). These data include PROVISIONAL DATA subject to revision.

This...

Date published: January 2, 2018
Status: Completed

Gundersen and K.O. Emery Wings; A U.S. Geological Survey Sustainable Design and High Performance Building Project

Due to programmatic growth, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (WHCMSC), management identified the need to increase the size of one laboratory building on the campus by 44 percent, and determined that the best way to achieve the EPAct 2005 energy reduction mandates for new construction was to...

Date published: January 1, 2018
Status: Active

Calcareous Laboratory

In the Calcareous Lab, we use paleoecologic analyses of cores from the eastern U.S. and Gulf Coast to reconstruct past coastal environments and apply that information to current restoration efforts. Most of our current work is focused on South Florida and Everglades restoration.

Date published: December 19, 2017
Status: Active

Using continuous water-quality measurements and discrete data to identify the drivers of HABs in lakes and tailwaters In Kentucky and Indiana

In September 2015, Kentucky Water Science Center scientists, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), began investigations on two Kentucky lakes and tailwaters. Continuous water quality is collected at both lake and tailwater sites and gage height is monitored at the tailwater sites.

 

Date published: December 12, 2017
Status: Active

Silvio O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Laboratory

S.O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Laboratory (CAFRL), Turners Falls, Massachusetts, showing Fish Passage Flume Complex in foreground

Date published: December 11, 2017
Status: Active

Monthly Hydrologic Conditions for New York

The U.S. Geological Survey New York Water Science Center’s monthly summary reports and tables of hydrologic conditions for surface and ground water list the station, county, period of record, and several statistics, including color-coded percent exceedance* categories based on average monthly conditions for the period of record at each station.

Date published: December 1, 2017
Status: Completed

Hurricane Sandy - New York

https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/55dee95ce4b0518e354e0834Gale- to storm-force winds associated with the passage of Sandy across central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania that lasted 12 to 18 hours caused major to record coastal flooding in southeastern New York on October 29, 2012. Of 10 real-time tide...

Date published: November 17, 2017
Status: Active

Our Science

The New York Water Science Center conducts research and investigations used across a broad range of industries and other services.

Contacts: Gary Wall
Date published: November 8, 2017
Status: Active

Virginia and West Virginia Real-Time Precipitation Network

The Virginia and West Virginia Real-Time Precipitation Network application shows current and cumulative rainfall total for precipitation sites in Virginia and West Virginia. The application includes real-time precipitation radar image to overlay from National Weather Service.

Real-time Precipitation Network:  ...

Date published: November 7, 2017
Status: Active

Water-Monitoring-Sites in Virginia and West Virginia

The Water-Monitoring-Site Mapper is an interactive map of Virginia and West Virginia water-monitoring-site locations from the USGS National Water Information System (NWIS). View and download surface water, groundwater, and water quality monitoring data for active sites. Functionality includes query, select, tabular display by county...

Date published: November 3, 2017
Status: Active

Africa Groundwater Exploration and Assessment Program

The purpose of the Program is to develop a sound understanding of the potential for development of potable groundwater supply in selected African countries and build local capacity to plan and conduct the hydrologic investigations and monitoring necessary to help ensure that groundwater resources are developed and managed efficiently and sustainably. 

Contacts: Richard Kropp
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Lithostratigraphic, geophysical, and hydrogeologic observations from a boring drilled to bedrock in glacial sediments near Nantucket Sound in East Falmouth, Massachusetts

In spring 2016, a 310-foot-deep boring (named MA–FSW 750) was drilled by the U.S. Geological Survey near Nantucket Sound in East Falmouth, Massachusetts, to investigate the hydrogeology of the southern coast of western Cape Cod. Few borings that are drilled to bedrock exist in the area, and the study area was selected to fill a gap between...

Hull, Robert B.; Johnson, Carole D.; Stone, Byron D.; LeBlanc, Denis R.; McCobb, Timothy D.; Phillips, Stephanie N.; Pappas , Katherine L. ; Lane, Jr., John W.
Hull, R.B, Johnson, C.D., Stone, B.D., LeBlanc, D.R., McCobb, T.D., Phillips, S.N., Pappas, K.L., and Lane, J.W., 2019, Lithostratigraphic, geophysical, and hydrogeologic observations from a boring drilled to bedrock in glacial sediments near Nantucket sound in East Falmouth, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2019–5042, 27 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20195042.

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Hydrogeologic framework and delineation of transient areas contributing recharge and zones of contribution to selected wells in the upper Santa Fe Group aquifer, southeastern Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1900–2050

The Santa Fe Group aquifer is an important source of water to communities within the Middle Rio Grande Basin, including the Albuquerque-Rio Rancho metropolitan area and Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. In November 1999, Kirtland Air Force Base personnel observed fuel-stained soils at the Bulk Fuels Facility on the base. Subsequent pressure...

Myers, Nathan C.; Friesz, Paul J.
Myers, N.C., and Friesz, P.J., 2019, Hydrogeologic framework and delineation of transient areas contributing recharge and zones of contribution to selected wells in the upper Santa Fe Group aquifer, southeastern Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1900–2050: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2019–5052, 73 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20195052.

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Geochemical characterization of iron and steel slag and its potential to remove phosphate and neutralize acid

Iron and steel slags from legacy and modern operations in the Chicago-Gary area of Illinois and Indiana, USA, are predominantly composed of Ca (10 - 44 wt. % CaO), Fe, (0.3 - 28 wt. % FeO), and Si (10 - 44 wt. % SiO2), with generally lesser amounts of Al (< 1 15 wt. % Al2O3), Mg (2 11 wt. % MgO), and Mn (0.3 9 wt. % MnO). Mineralogy is...

Piatak, Nadine M.; Seal, Robert R.; Hoppe, Darryl Andre; Green, Carlin J.; Buszka, Paul M.

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Introduction to special issue on gas hydrate in porous media: Linking laboratory and field‐scale phenomena

The proliferation of drilling expeditions focused on characterizing natural gas hydrate as a potential energy resource has spawned widespread interest in gas hydrate reservoir properties and associated porous media phenomena. Between 2017 and 2019, a Special Section of this journal compiled contributed papers elucidating interactions between gas...

Ruppel, Carolyn D.; Lee, Joo Yong; Pecher, Ingo

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See how they ran: Morphological and functional aspects of skeletons from ancient Egyptian shrew mummies (Eulipotyphla: Soricidae: Crocidurinae)

Animals served important roles in the religious cults that proliferated during the Late (ca. 747–332 BCE) and Greco-Roman periods (332 BCE–CE 337) of ancient Egypt. One result was the interment of animal mummies in specialized necropolises distributed throughout the country. Excavation of a rock-tomb that was re-used during the Ptolemaic Period (...

Woodman, Neal; Alec T. Wilken; Salima Ikram
Woodman, N., Wilken, A. T., and Ikram, S., 2019, See how they ran: morphological and functional aspects of skeletons from ancient Egyptian shrew mummies (Eulipotyphla: Soricidae: Crocidurinae): Journal of Mammalogy, v. 100, no. 4, p. 1199-1210. https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyz091

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Permeability variation and anisotropy of gas hydrate-bearing pressure-core sediments recovered from the Krishna–Godavari Basin, offshore India

Permeability measurements were conducted on gas hydrate-bearing pressure-core sediments recovered from the Krishna-Godavari Basin during India's National Gas Hydrate Program Expedition 02. Pressure cores collected in the deep seabed of the Indian Ocean were cut and stored under high pressure and low temperature on the D/V Chikyu using pressure...

Yoneda, J.; Oshima, Motoi; Kida, Masato; Kato, Akira; Konno, Yoshihiro; Jin, Yusuke; Jang, Junbong; Waite, William F.; Kumar, Pushpendra; Tenma, Norio

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Alongshore momentum balance over shoreface-connected ridges, Fire Island, NY

Hydrodynamic and hydrographic data collected on the inner shelf of Fire Island, NY, over a region of shoreface-connected ridges (SFCRs) are used to describe wind-driven circulation over uneven topographies along relatively straight coastlines. The data revealed a predominantly alongshore flow, under westward wind forcing, with localized offshore...

Ofsthun, Conor; Wu, Xiaodong; Voulgaris, George; Warner, John C.

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Towards recovery of an endangered island endemic: Distributional and behavioral responses of Key Largo woodrats associated with exotic predator removal

Exotic predators create novel ecological contexts for native species, particularly when prey exhibit predator naïve behaviors. Population recovery of island endemic species following predator eradication has been documented broadly, but studies examining mammalian prey behavioral responses to exotic predator removal are less common. The Key Largo...

Cove, Michael V.; Simons, Theodore; Gardner, Beth; O'Connell, Allan F.

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Using a Bayesian network to understand the importance of coastal storms and undeveloped landscapes for the creation and maintenance of early successional habitat

Coastal storms have consequences for human lives and infrastructure but also create important early successional habitats for myriad species. For example, storm-induced overwash creates nesting habitat for shorebirds like piping plovers (Charadrius melodus). We examined how piping plover habitat extent and location changed on barrier islands in...

Zeigler, Sara L.; Gutierrez, Benjamin T.; Sturdivant, Emily J.; Catlin, Daniel H.; Fraser, James D.; Hecht, A.; Karpanty, Sarah M.; Plant, Nathaniel G.; Thieler, E. Robert

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The bee fauna of coastal Napatree Point and two inland sites in southern Rhode Island

We surveyed the bee fauna at Napatree Point, a coastal barrier beach in southwestern Rhode Island, using bee-bowl and netting samples, and compared results to bee-bowl samples at 2 inland sites. We collected a total of 53 species and morphospecies at Napatree Point, including 5 likely Rhode Island state records and several coastal dune and sand-...

Rothwell, Aya; Ginsberg, Howard S.

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Resource Assessment Economic Filter (RAEF)—A graphical user interface supporting implementation of simple engineering mine cost analyses of quantitative mineral resource assessment simulations

Economic evaluations of undiscovered mineral resources provide important context in which to consider the results of quantitative mineral resource assessments. The U.S. Geological Survey economic analysis method uses a simple engineering cost model approach developed by the U.S. Bureau of Mines that applies mine and mill engineering cost equations...

Shapiro, Jason L.; Robinson,, Gilpin R.
Shapiro, J.L., and Robinson, G.R., Jr., 2019, Resource Assessment Economic Filter (RAEF)—A graphical user interface supporting implementation of simple engineering mine cost analyses of quantitative mineral resource assessment simulations: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 7, chap. C23, 18 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/tm7C23.

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Endless forams: >34,000 modern planktonic foraminiferal images for taxonomic training and automated species recognition using convolutional neural networks

Accurate planktonic foraminiferal species identification is central to many paleoceanographic studies, from selecting specific species for geochemical research to elucidating the biotic dynamics of microfossil communities relevant to physical oceanographic processes and interconnected phenomena such as climate change. However, species...

Hsiang, Allison Y.; Brombacher, Anieke; Costa Rillo, Marina; Mleneck-Vautravers, Maryline J.; Connett, Stephen; Lordsmith, Sian; Jentzen, Anna; Henehan, Michael J.; Metcalfe, Brett; Fenton, Isabel; Wade, Bridget; Fox, Lyndsey; Meilland, Julie; Davis, Catherine V.; Baranowski, Ulrike; Groeneveld, Jeroen; Edgar, Kirsty M.; Movellan, Aurore; Aze, Tracy; Dowsett, Harry J.; Miller, Giles; Rios, Nelson; Hull, Pincelli M.
Hsiang, A. Y., Brombacher, A. , Rillo, M. C., Mleneck‐Vautravers, M. J., Conn, S. , Lordsmith, S. , Jentzen, A. , Henehan, M. J., Metcalfe, B. , Fenton, I. S., Wade, B. S., Fox, L. , Meilland, J. , Davis, C. V., Baranowski, U. , Groeneveld, J. , Edgar, K. M., Movellan, A. , Aze, T. , Dowsett, H. J., Miller, C. G., Rios, N. and Hull, P. M. (2019), Endless Forams: >34,000 Modern Planktonic Foraminiferal Images for Taxonomic Training and Automated Species Recognition Using Convolutional Neural Networks. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 34: 1157-1177. doi:10.1029/2019PA003612

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person in yellow USGS shirt holding a pile of zebra mussels
May 30, 2018

Zebra Mussels St. Lawrence River

During a National Water Quality Network (NWQN) sampling trip in May to the St Lawrence River, Hydrologic Technician Dave Knauer finds a batch of Zebra mussels attached to the boat anchor. 

Sakonnet River, the eastern arm of the Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island
May 24, 2018

Sakonnet River, the eastern arm of the Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island

Sakonnet River, the eastern arm of the Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island

Image of USGS personnel and UAS on a dune
May 21, 2018

Dune Surveys, Cape Cod, MA

 

Surveying with UAS in cooperation with US Army Corps of Engineers (Cape Cod, MA).

 

 

Image of USGS  staff and partners
May 9, 2018

USGS staff and partners

 The beach-dependent shorebirds project at the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center relies heavily on collaborations with other DOI agencies, such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service. This collaboration allows USGS science to inform management of coastal ecosystems on wildlife refuges and national seashores along the Atlantic coast.

Picture of trees within and along the edges of Lake Drummond.
May 9, 2018

Great Dismal Swamp, Lake Drummond

Photograph of Lake Drummond, which is located within the Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia. USGS scientists recently collected peat and lake core samples from the swamp to help reconstruct natural environmental conditions over the past 12,000 years.

This project will help managers understand how this system has changed in order to better manage and restore it.

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Scientists collecting sediment core samples from Lake Drummond, Great Dismal Swamp.
May 9, 2018

Coring on Lake Drummond

Michael Toomey, Jessica Rodysill, and Tom Sheehan collect sediment cores from Lake Drummond, located within the Great Dismal Swamp. The cores were obtained using a vibracore, which was mounted on a platform between two canoes. 

Scientists collect sediment cores from Lake Drummond, located within the Great Dismal Swamp
May 9, 2018

Collecting Cores at Lake Drummond, Great Dismal Swamp

Scientists collect cores on Lake Drummond, located within the Great Dismal Swamp.

 USGS scientists measure beach elevation and other profile characteristics
May 9, 2018

USGS scientists measure beach elevation and other profiles

USGS scientists measure beach elevation and other profile characteristics as part of a project that models how barrier islands will likely change with sea-level rise - and how those changes will ultimately affect piping plover and other shorebird nesting habitat availability.