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St. Joseph River at Elkhart, Indiana, Flood-Inundation HEC-RAS Model

Zachary W. Martin
Flood profiles were computed for the USGS streamgage 04101000, St. Joseph River at Elkhart, Ind., reach by means of a one-dimensional, step-backwater hydraulic modeling software developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The hydraulic model was calibrated using the current stage-discharge rating at the USGS streamgage 04101000, St. Joseph River at Elkhart, Ind., and the documented high-water marks from the flood of March 1982. The hydraulic model was then used to compute six water-surface...

Fire impacts on permafrost in Alaska: Geophysical and other field data collected in 2014

Burke Minsley, Pastick (CTR), Neal J, Bruce K. Wylie, Dana R N Brown & Andy Kass
Fire can be a significant driver of permafrost change in boreal landscapes, altering the availability of soil carbon and nutrients that have important implications for future climate and ecological succession. However, not all landscapes are equally susceptible to fire-induced change. As fire frequency is expected to increase in the high latitudes, methods to understand the vulnerability and resilience of different landscapes to permafrost degradation are needed. Geophysical and other field observations reveal details of both...

Puma concolor GPS Telemetry and Path Identification Index (2003-2013), Southwest Region, USA

Kirsten E Ironside
Capture, GPS-collar tagging, and release of cougars was conducted in northern Arizona and southern Utah and Nevada, USA, from 2003 to 2013 by the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park Service (Northern Arizona University IACUC Protocol # 02-082-R4), resulting in GPS-tracking and monitoring of study animal activities. This data set includes six individuals that met three criteria: 1) few missing data (greater than or equal to 85% fix success rate), 2) long periods of...

Inorganic and organic concentration data collected from 38 streams in the United States, 2012-2014, with supporting data, as part of the Chemical Mixtures and Environmental Effects Pilot Study

Kristin M Romanok, Paul M. Bradley & Celeste Journey
This USGS data release contains station and laboratory method information and geospatial information, as well as concentration results for inorganic and organic compounds and bioluminescent yeast estrogen screen and transgenic zebrafish embryo estrogren bioassay, analyzed at 38 sites in 25 states as part of the Chemical Mixtures and Environmental Effects Pilot Study, 2012-2014.

Data Recordings from the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS) Facility Recorded by the USGS during Spring and Fall 2014

Robert H. Diehl, Paul M. Cryan & Ernest W. Valdez
These data consist of several discrete data resources captured at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS) during 2014. The data include 1)video files, 2) radar data, 3) thermal data recordings, and 4) tabular data representing insect measurements.

Metabolic-hydraulic modelData

Robert Payn & Ted Kennedy
The data contained in this workbook were compiled to investigate the relationship between hydrology of the Colorado River and ecosystem metabolism parameters (i.e., primary production and ecosystem respiration). The workbook contains data exploring the link between Colorado River discharges and water velocity, which are depicted in figure 2 of the associated manuscript. The workbook also contains data pertaining to calibration of the hydraulic model used for modeling discharge and metabolism, and these data are depicted...

Evaluating GPS biologging technology for studying spatial ecology of large constricting snakes, Everglades National Park, 2015-2017

Brian J. Smith, Kristen M. Hart, Frank J. Mazzotti, Mathieu Basille & Christina M. Romagosa
This dataset contains four comma-delimited files collected to evaluate the utility of GPS biologging tags for studying the spatial ecology of large constricting snakes. The first file contains the dates that five Burmese pythons were deployed for tracking in Everglades National Park, FL. The second file contains the data from each of those five python GPS tags with all of the attempted GPS fixes and their result (success or fail). The third file contains deployment...

Computer automated frog vocalization results from Picayune Strand State Forest, Florida 2011-2012

J. Hardin Waddle, Jeromi M. Hefner & Susan Walls
This dataset includes the results of a computer automated anuran vocalization recognition analysis of audio recordings made at Picayune Strand State Forest in 2011 and 2012. The audio files were scanned for 11 species of frogs and toads using the commercially available software program Song Scope (ver. 4.1.3). All detections by the software are listed here along with a "result" field which indicates whether or not the computer detection was a true positive or a...

Middle Rio Grande Multitemporal Land Cover Classifications - 1935, 1962, 1987, 1999, and 2014

Roy E. Petrakis
The San Acacia Reach of the Middle Rio Grande has experienced multiple management and river flow fluctuations, resulting in threats to its riparian and aquatic ecosystems. This research used remote sensing data, GIS, a review of management decisions, and an assessment of climate to quantify how riparian vegetation has been altered over time. This research focused on four management phases from 1935-2014, each highlighting different management practices and climate-driven river patterns, providing unique opportunities to...

Four-place table of standard atomic weight values of hydrogen through uranium compared since 1961

Tyler B. Coplen, Fabienne Meyers & Norman E. Holden
Four-figure standard atomic weights of the chemical elements are shown for 1961, 1975, 1983, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, and the current value for 2016. Values between 1975 and 2015 are only shown when there is a change in value with respect to the previous column.

Go to View Manage Groundwater-level and groundwater-level change contours for the Lahontan Valley shallow aquifer near Fallon, Nevada, 2012

David W Smith & Susan G Buto
This USGS data release consists of two geospatial datasets. One dataset contains contours representing water levels based on depth-to-groundwater measurements made at 98 wells in July of 2012 in the Lahontan Valley near Fallon, NV. The second dataset contains contours representing water level change in the shallow aquifer in Lahontan Valley from 1992 - 2012 based on depth-to-groundwater measurements made in 73 wells in 1992 and 2012, with limited measurements made in 2013. These data...

Organic matter decomposition along coastal wetland landscape gradient from tidal freshwater forested wetland to oligohaline marsh in Southeastern U.S.A. (2010-2011)

Camille L. Stagg, Donald R. Schoolmaster, Ken W. Krauss, Nicole Cormier & William H. Conner
Coastal wetlands significantly contribute to global carbon storage potential. Sea-level rise and other climate change-induced disturbances threaten coastal wetland sustainability and carbon storage capacity. It is critical that we understand the mechanisms controlling wetland carbon loss so that we can predict and manage these resources in anticipation of climate change.

Will fluctuations in salt marsh - mangrove dominance alter vulnerability of a subtropical wetland to sea-level rise?

Karen L. McKee
To avoid submergence during sea-level rise, coastal wetlands build soil surfaces vertically through accumulation of inorganic sediment and organic matter. At climatic boundaries where mangroves are expanding and replacing salt marsh, wetland capacity to respond to sea-level rise may change. To compare how well mangroves and salt marshes accommodate sea-level rise, we conducted a manipulative field experiment in a subtropical plant community in the rapidly subsiding Mississippi River Delta. Experimental plots were established in spatially...

Cytonuclear discordance in the Florida Everglades invasive Burmese python (Python bivitatus) population indicates possible hybridization with the Indian python (Python molurus)

Brian J. Smith, Nathan A Johnson, Michelle C. Davis, Margaret E Hunter, John S. Butterfield, Kristen M. Hart & Ray W. Snow
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Hawaii Land Cover and Habitat Status

James D Jacobi, Jonathan P Price, Lucas B Fortini, Gon III, Samuel M & Paul Berkowitz
These two raster data layers depict the land cover and degree of human disturbance to plant communities on the seven main Hawaiian Islands, and were developed as part of a comprehensive USGS assessment of carbon sequestration potential by natural ecosystems in the State of Hawaii.

Digital elevation models of the State Route 530 landslide near Oso, Washington, July 2014 to July 2015

Scott W. Anderson
Digital elevation models of the SR530 Landslide, created using structure from motion photogrammetry. These surveys were performed at irregular intervals between July 1, 2014 and July 7, 2015. Due to the photogrammetric methods used to collect these surveys, there may be substantial artifacts near the edges of the surveys, in areas of vegetation, or over extents of bare water, and should be used with caution in these areas. Details of the collection and processing of...

Geospatial dataset of bathymetric survey of the Cayuga Inlet flood-control channel and selected tributaries in Ithaca, New York, 2016

William F. Coon, Elizabeth A. Nystrom & John F. Wernly
From July 14-20, 2016, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the City of Ithaca, New York, conducted a bathymetric survey of the Cayuga Inlet flood-control channel and selected mouths of tributaries to Cayuga Inlet and Cayuga Lake in Ithaca, New York. U.S. Geological Survey personnel collected bathymetric data using an acoustic Doppler current profiler. The survey plan produced a dense dataset of water depths that were converted to bottom elevations by subtracting the depths...

Radionuclide and Pesticide data for sediment age and source analysis in the Midwest Stream-Quality Assessment Region (2013-2014)

Allen C. Gellis, Christopher C. Fuller, Peter C. VanMetre, Lillian E. Gorman Sanisaca & Paul M. Bradley
A study examining the sources and ages of fine-grained bed material (less than 0.063 mm) was conducted for 99 sites in the USGS NAWQA Midwest Stream Quality Assessment (MSQA) during the summer of 2014, including 15 suspended sediment and 5 cropland top soil samples. Bed material samples were analyzed for radionuclides (7Be, 210Pbex, 137Cs) and pesticides (bifenthrin and DDE); suspended sediment for radionuclides (7Be, 210Pbex, 137Cs): and cropland top soil was analyzed for 210Pbex and...

Occurrence data for organic compounds and bioactive chemicals in water, sediment and tissue from Rocky Mountain National Park, 2012-13

Kristin M. Romanok, Paul M. Bradley & William A. Battaglin
This data set contains the concentration results for water- and sediment-quality and tissue samples, as well as associated quality-assurance data, collected at sampling locations located in the Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Samples were collected between 2012 and 2013. Samples were analyzed for nutrients, hormones, pharmaceutical, wastewater indicator compounds and pesticides, at the U.S. Geological Survey, National Water Quality Laboratory and the Organic Chemistry Research Laboratory, Sacramento, California. Bioassay analyses were performed at the National...

Phycocyanin, Velocity, AUV, and Profile Data for William Station Shutdown in Bushy Park Reservoir, South Carolina, 2017

Celeste A Journey, Matthew D. Petkewich, Timothy H. Lanier & Jimmy M. Clark

Water-quality and streamflow datasets used in the Weighted Regressions on Time, Discharge, and Season (WRTDS) models to determine trends in the Nations rivers and streams, 1972-2012

Laura A. DeCicco, Lori A. Sprague, Jenny C. Murphy, Gretchen P. Oelsner, Henry M. Johnson, James A. Falcone & Edward G. Stets
In 1991, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began a study of more than 50 major river basins across the Nation as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) project of the National Water-Quality Program. One of the major goals of the NAWQA project is to determine how water-quality conditions change over time. To support that goal, long-term consistent and comparable monitoring has been conducted on streams and rivers throughout the Nation. Outside of the NAWQA...

Temperature data for study of shallow mountain bedrock limits seepage-based headwater climate refugia, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Martin Briggs, John W Lane, Craig D Snyder, Eric A White, Zachary C Johnson, David L Nelms & Nathaniel P Hitt
A combination of long-term daily temperature records and depth to bedrock measurements were used to parameterize one-dimensional models of shallow aquifer vertical heat transport in Shenandoah National Park, VA, USA. Spatially discontinuous roving water surface and bank temperatures surveys were performed with a handheld thermal infrared camera in September and December 2015 along the main channel of a headwater stream supporting coldwater-dependent brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis). We also installed vertical arrays of thermal data loggers...

Ecological community datasets used to evaluate the presence of trends in ecological communities in selected rivers and streams across the United States, 1992-2012

Robert E. Zuellig & Melissa L. Riskin
In 1991, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began a study of more than 50 major river basins across the Nation as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) project of the National Water-Quality Program. One of the major goals of the NAWQA project is to determine how water-quality and ecological conditions change over time. To support that goal, long-term consistent and comparable ecological monitoring has been conducted on streams and rivers throughout the Nation. Fish,...

Sperm motility of quagga mussels exposed to cyanobacteria in a laboratory bioassay, 2016

Anna G. Boegehold, Karim Alame, Nicholas S Johnson & Donna R. Kashian
These data contain information about sub-lethal effects of cyanobacteria exposure on quagga mussel. Sub-lethal effects of cyanobacteria exposure on quagga mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) sperm were evaluated. After inducing mussels to spawn using serotonin, sperm were collected and exposed to 11 cultures of cyanobacteria including Anabaena flos-aquae, Aphanizomenon flos-aquae, Dolichospermum lemmermanii, Gloeotrichia echinulata, five cultures of Microcystis aeruginosa, M. wesenbergii, and Planktothrix suspensa. Sperm motility, using endpoints of cumulative distance traveled and mean velocity, was...

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...

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