Unified Interior Regions

Region 5: Missouri Basin

USGS Science Centers in the Missouri Basin Region

For more information on what each center is doing in the Missouri Basin, please follow the links below!

Wyoming - Montana Water Science Center

Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center

Kansas Water Science Center

Nebraska Water Science Center

Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

Dakota Water Science Center

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Scientists Barnaby Watten and Andrew Ray (NPS) conducted dose response laboratory trials.

Dose response laboratory trials to assess the concentration of dissolved CO2 in water.

Hyperbaric system used to house and expose larval bullfrogs to elevated dissolved CO2 in water for 24-hour exposure period. Experiments were conducted at USGS Leetown Science Center in Kearneysville, WV. NPS Biologist Dr. Andrew Ray (left, formerly USGS) and USGS Biological Science Technician Mark Abbey-Lambertz (right) removing larvae from experimental chambers. 

Image: American Bullfrog

American Bullfrog

A biologist examines an American bullfrog along the Yellowstone River near Billings, MT.

Comparison of traditional and thermal imagery to show mange.

Comparison of traditional and thermal imagery to show mange.

Thermal imagery is one tool to assist researchers in measuring temperature loss from the mange patches (red) and compare this with temperature loss from natural fur (blues and greens). As you can see in the two contrasting images, the hairless areas associated with mange are much easier to see using thermal imagery due to heat loss versus a standard photograph from a