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Earth Observing One (EO-1) - ALI

Earth Resources Observation And Science
The Earth-Observing One (EO-1) satellite has been decommissioned. The EO-1 satellite was launched on November 21, 2000 with the NASA's New Millennium Program (NMP). The NMP was an advanced-technology development program created a new generation of technologies and mission concepts into future Earth and space science missions. For more information on the final phase of the EO-1 mission go to: https://eo1.gsfc.nasa.gov/EO-1%20Phase-F%20Report%2020160617%20Final.docx. All EO-1 ALI and Hyperion historical data will continue to be available through EarthExplorer...

Topographic, imagery, and raw data associated with unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights over Black Beach, Falmouth, Massachusetts on 18 March 2016

Emily Sturdivant, Erika Lentz, E.Robert Thieler, David Remsen & Simon Miner
Imagery acquired with unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and coupled with structure-from-motion (SfM) photogrammetry can produce high-resolution topographic and visual reflectance datasets that rival or exceed lidar and orthoimagery. These new techniques are particularly useful for data collection of coastal systems, which requires high temporal and spatial resolution datasets. The U.S. Geological Survey worked in collaboration with members of the Marine Biological Laboratory and Woods Hole Analytics at Black Beach, in Falmouth, Massachusetts to explore scientific...

Biogeochemical Subsidies from Glacier Runoff into Alaska Coastal Marine Food Webs, Gulf of Alaska, 2012-2013

Mayumi Arimitsu, John F. Piatt, Keith Hobson & Eran Hood
To demonstrate connectivity between terrestrial and marine ecosystems, we used stable (δ13C, δ15N, δ2H) and radiogenic (∆14C) isotopes to estimate the relative contribution of glacier runoff and terrestrial-derived organic matter (OM) to marine food webs. This dataset contains information on isotopic signatures from dissolved organic matter (DOM), dissolved inorganic matter (DIC) and particulate organic matter (POM), mussels, plankton, fish and seabirds near tidewater glaciers during the peak melt in summer 2012-2013 in Prince William Sound...

Lidar-derived Beach Morphology (Dune Crest, Dune Toe, and Shoreline) for U.S. Sandy Coastlines

Kara J. Doran, Joseph W. Long, Justin J Birchler, Owen T. Brenner, Matthew W. Hardy, Karen L. M. Morgan, Hilary F. Stockdon & Miguel L. Torres
The USGS National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards project aims to identify areas of the nation s coastline that are most vulnerable to extreme storms and long-term shoreline change. These assessments require coastal elevation data across diverse geographic regions and covering a time span of many years. The datasets published here, organized by individual field activity numbers (FANs), define the dune crest, dune toe, and shoreline at 10m intervals alongshore for each processed lidar elevation...

Carbon dioxide injected under-ice to enhance winterkill of invasive carps: Data

Aaron R Cupp & Jon J Amberg
These datasets include data that was used to evaluate the efficacy of carbon dioxide (CO2) injected under-ice as a tool for reducing the overwinter survival of invasive carps.

Toxicity and chemistry data from an evaluation of metal-contaminated sediments from the Upper Columbia River, Washington, 2013-2014

John M. Besser, James L. Kunz, Christopher G Ingersoll, William G. Brumbaugh, Laurie Balistrieri & Stephen E. Cox
This resource contains chemistry and toxicity data from sediment toxicity tests conducted by the USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center with 66 sediment samples collected from in and around the Upper Columbia River in the fall of 2013. Toxicity testing was conducted from fall 2013 through summer 2014 with the amphipod, Hyalella azteca, the midge Chironomus dilutus, and the mussel Lampsilis siliquoidea. Short-term toxicity endpoints (10-28 d) included survival, weight, and biomass of all test organisms....

Hydrodynamic Data of Bushy Park Reservoir, South Carolina 2013-2015

Paul A. Conrads & Timothy H. Lanier
The Bushy Park Reservoir is a relatively shallow impoundment in a semi-tropical climate and is the principal water supply for the 400,000 people of the City of Charleston and the surrounding areas including the industries in the Bushy Park Industrial Complex. Although there is an adequate supply of freshwater in the reservoir, there are taste-and-odor water-quality concerns. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) worked in cooperation with the Charleston Water System to study the hydrology and...

Great Lakes Research Vessel Operations 1958-2018. (ver. 3.0, April 2019)

Tara M. Bell, Sofia A. Dabrowski & Scott Nelson
The Great Lakes Research Vessel Operations data release is taken from the Research Vessel Catch (RVCAT) database curated at the Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC). RVCAT has been used as the primary data collection tool aboard the GLSCs research vessel operations. The data set has been collected on various vessel operations on all the Great Lakes and select connecting waterways between the years 1958-2018. Data collection begins in early spring and ends in late fall....

Data for effects of watershed and in-stream liming on macroinvertebrate communities in acidified tributaries to an Adirondack lake

Scott D. George, Barry P. Baldigo, Gregory B. Lawrence & Randall L. Fuller
In 2012, a program was initiated using in-stream and aerial (whole-watershed) liming to improve water quality and Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) recruitment in three acidified tributaries of a high-elevation Adirondack lake in New York State. Concurrently, macroinvertebrates were sampled annually between 2013 and 2016 at 3 treated and 3 untreated reference sites to assess the effects of each liming technique on this community. Macroinvertebrate communities were monitored at 6 study sites: T16, T8A (50 m...

Flood of August 2016 in Louisiana

Elizabeth N. Heal
Heavy rainfall occurred across Louisiana in August, 2016 as a result of a slow-moving area of low pressure and a high amount of atmospheric moisture. The storm caused major flooding in the southern portions of Louisiana including areas surrounding Baton Rouge and Lafayette. Flooding occurred along the rivers such as the Amite, Comite, Tangipahoa, Tickfaw, Vermilion, and Mermentau. Over 31 inches of rain were reported in Watson just northeast of Baton Rouge, LA over the...

Exposure of Peromyscus leucopus to lead and cadmium in the Southeast Missouri Lead Mining District

W. Nelson Beyer, Eric Gramlich & John Nichols
The exposure of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) to lead and cadmium and the potential associated toxic effects were examined at three sites contaminated with lead in the Southeast Missouri Lead Mining District and at a reference site. Mice from the contaminated sites showed evidence of oxidative stress and red-blood cell δ-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALAD) activity was depressed by an average of 68% at the most contaminated site. However, histological examinations of the liver and kidney,...

Air-water temperature data for the study of groundwater influence on stream thermal regimes in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Craig D Snyder, Nathaniel P. Hitt & Zachary C. Johnson
USGS Leetown Science Center scientists collected hourly air and water temperature data at 79 site locations within nine watersheds in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia over four water years (2012-2015). Data were collected using HOBO Pro V2 thermographs (accuracy = 0.2 degrees Celsius, drift = <0.1 degrees Celsius per year per year).

Bull Trout (Salvelinus confluentus) Telemetry and Associated Habitat Data Collected in a Geodatabase from the Upper Boise River, Southwestern Idaho

Dorene E. MacCoy, Zachary M. Shephard, Joseph R. Benjamin, Dmitri Vidergar & Anthony Prisciandaro
Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus), listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, are among the more thermally sensitive of coldwater species in North America. The Boise River upstream of Arrowrock Dam in southwestern Idaho (including Arrowrock Reservoir) provides habitat for one of the southernmost populations of bull trout. The presence of the species in Arrowrock Reservoir poses implications for dam and reservoir operations. From 2011 to 2014, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Geological...

Geochemistry of Sediment and Associated Leachates from Samples near the Old Yuma Mine, AZ

Kimberly R. Beisner & Floyd Gray
This data set includes analysis of 38 sediment samples collected near the Old Yuma Mine. The sediment samples were collected from tailings, waste rock, stream sediment, and background locations. All samples were analyzed by a total digestion method, some by the USEPA 3050 method, and some were leached by the USEPA 1312 method.

Asian Carp Acoustic Stimuli Data

Robin D. Calfee
Invasive silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) occur in large regions of the Mississippi River drainage, outcompete native species, and are notorious for their prolific jumping behavior. Juvenile and adult (up to 25 kg) carp are known to jump up to 3 m above the water surface in response to moving watercraft. Broadband sound recorded from an outboard motor (100 hp at 32 km/hr) can modulate their behavior in captivity; however, the response of wild silver carp...

Data release for microplastics in water, sediment, fish, and mussels in the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, Wisconsin and Minnesota, 2015

Austin K Baldwin, Kerensa A King, Sherri A Mason, Timothy J Hoellein, Lisa H Kim & Byron Karns
This dataset describes the concentration and morphology of microplastics in the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Samples were collected during baseflow conditions at eight locations during the week of August 3-7, 2015. Four types of samples were collected: water surface, streambed sediment, smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu), and threeridge mussels (Amblema plicata). Water surface samples were collected at all eight sites; other sample types were collected...

Aircraft Scanners

Earth Resources Observation And Science Center
The Aircraft Scanners data set contains digital imagery acquired from several multispectral scanners including NS-001 Multispectral scanner, Daedalus thematic mapper simulator (TMS), scanners and the thermal infrared multispectral scanner (TIMS). Data are collected from selected areas over the conterminous United States, Alaska, and Hawaii by NASA ER-2 and NASA C-130B aircraft operating from the NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) in Moffett Field, California, and by NASA Learjet aircraft operating from Stennis Space Center in Bay...

Declassified Satellite Imagery - 3

Earth Resources Observation And Science Center
The Keyhole (KH) satellite system KH-9 (Hexagon) operated between 1971 and 1984. The imagery generated are of historical interest and are expected to support current scientific research on climate change and related fields of inquiry. Almost all of the imagery from this camera was declassified in 2011 as a continuation of Executive Order 12951, the same order that declassified CORONA. A subset of this declassified data was transferred to the U.S. Geological Survey's Earth Resources...

Coastal National Elevation Database (CoNED) Project - Topobathymetric Digital Elevation Model (TBDEM)

Earth Resources Observation And Science Center
Physical processes in the coastal environments are controlled by the geomorphology of both over-the-land topography and underwater bathymetry; therefore, many applications of geospatial data in coastal environments require detailed knowledge of near-shore topography and bathymetry (topobathymetry). The Coastal National Elevation Database (CoNED) Project is a collaboration between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP), the National Geospatial Program (NGP), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Geophysical Data Center...

Adopt a Pixel

Earth Resources Observation And Science Center
Adopt a Pixel is a citizen science program that engages the public in collecting data, in this case landscape photographs, for scientific research. The science community has easy access to Landsat satellite data but has limited resources for acquiring ground reference photographs to verify land cover type. The goal of Adopt a Pixel is to acquire ground-based photographs to improve satellite data interpretation for operational and research science. Photographs from volunteers provide scientists with ground-based...

National Aerial Photography Program 1:40,000 Scale

Earth Resources Observation And Science Center
The National Aerial Photography Program (NAPP) was coordinated by the USGS as an interagency project to acquire cloud-free aerial photographs at an altitude of 20,000 feet above mean terrain elevation. The photographs were taken with a 6-inch focal length lens at a scale of 1:40,000. Coverage over the conterminous United States includes both black-and-white (BW) and color infrared (CIR) aerial photographs. Film type and extent of coverage were determined by available funds and operational requirements....

Elevation Derivatives for National Applications (EDNA) Seamless Three-Dimensional Hydrologic Database

Earth Resources Observation And Science Center
Elevation Derivatives for National Applications (EDNA) is a seamless, nationwide, multi-layered three-dimensional (3D) hydrologic database derived from a version of the National Elevation Dataset. EDNAs 3D hydrologic layers are vertically consistent by their very nature, meaning that hydrologic drainage always flows from a higher elevation to a lower elevation and that reach catchment boundaries always follow the elevation drainage divide. This consistency allows for transfer of valuable information from digital elevation models onto EDNA-derived drainage...

Vegetation Drought Response Index (VegDRI)

Earth Resources Observation And Science Center
The Vegetation Drought Response Index (VegDRI) is a weekly geospatial model that depicts drought stress on vegetation within the conterminous United States. The development of the VegDRI drought-monitoring tool was a collaborative effort by scientists at the USGS EROS Center, the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) at the University of Nebraska, and the High Plains Regional Climate Center (HPRCC). VegDRI methodology integrates remote sensing data from NASAs Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on the...

Digital Line Graphs (DLGs) Intermediate-Scale (1:100,000)

Earth Resources Observation And Science Center
Intermediate-Scale (1:100,000-scale) DLGs are derived from USGS 30- by 60-minute quadrangle maps and are sold in 30- by 30-minute units that correspond to the east or west half of the topographic quadrangle maps. Each 30-minute unit is produced and distributed as four 15- by 15-minute cells. They are cast to the UTM projection system and are referenced to either NAD27 or NAD83.

National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP)

Earth Resources Observation And Science Center
The National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA) through the Aerial Photography Field Office (APFO) in Salt Lake City, Utah. NAIP acquires aerial imagery at a resolution of 1-meter ground sample distance (GSD) for the United States during the agricultural growing season, or leaf on conditions. The images are orthorectified which combines the image characteristics of an aerial photograph with the georeferenced qualities of a...

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