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Horizontal-to-Vertical Spectral Ratio Soundings and Depth-to-Bedrock Data for Geohydrology and Water Quality Investigation of the Unconsolidated Aquifers in the Enfield Creek Valley, Town of Enfield, Tompkins County, New York, April 2013 - August 2015

Benjamin N Fisher, Paul M Heisig & William M Kappel
From April 2013 to August 2015, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Town of Enfield and the Tompkins County Planning Department, collected horizontal-to-vertical seismic soundings at 69 locations in the Enfield Creek valley to help determine thickness of the unconsolidated deposits and depth to bedrock. The HVSR technique, commonly referred to as the passive-seismic method, is used to estimate the thickness of unconsolidated sediments and the depth to bedrock (Lane and others, 2008)....

Data Release for Additional Period and Site Class Data for the 2018 National Seismic Hazard Model for the Conterminous United States (ver. 1.1, February 2020)

Allison M Shumway, Kenneth S Rukstales & Brandon S Clayton
The updated 2018 National Seismic Hazard Model includes new ground motion models, aleatory uncertainty, and soil amplification factors for the central and eastern U.S. and incorporates basin depths from local seismic velocity models in four western U.S. (WUS) urban areas. These additions allow us, for the first time, to calculate probabilistic seismic hazard curves for an expanded set of spectral periods (0.01 s to 10 s) and site classes (VS30 = 150 m/s to 1,500...

Characterization of whooping crane migrations and stopover sites used in the Central Flyway, 2010-2016

Aaron T Pearse, David A Brandt, Mark T Bidwell, Kristine L Metzger, Mary J Harner, David M Baasch & Wade Harrell
These data were developed to support an effort to characterize migration strategies in the U.S. Great Plains and Canadian Prairies and to explore sources of heterogeneity in their migration strategy, including space use, timing, and performance. Data come from locations and other information related to 58 marked Whooping Cranes (Grus americana) from 2010-2016. These data represent basic information about migrations of marked whooping cranes, including dates of initiation and termination of migration, time in migration,...

Data release for Influence of multi-decadal land use, irrigation practices and climate on riparian corridors across the Upper Missouri River headwaters basin, Montana

Melanie K Vanderhoof, Jay Christensen & Laurie Alexander
The Upper Missouri River headwaters (UMH) basin (36 400 km2 ) depends on its river corridors to support irrigated agriculture and world-class trout fisheries. We evaluated trends (1984-2016) in riparian wetness, an indicator of the riparian condition, in peak irrigation months (June, July and August) for 158 km2 of riparian area across the basin using the Landsat normalized difference wetness index (NDWI). We found that 8 of the 19 riparian reaches across the basin showed...

Renesting propensity, intervals, and reproductive success data for the Northern Great Plains Piping Plover, a threatened shorebird species 2014-2016

Rose J Swift, Mark H Sherfy, Megan Ring, Dustin L Toy & Michael J Anteau
This data set is part of a data release as a companion to a published manuscript titled "Low renesting propensity and reproductive success make renesting unproductive for the Piping Plover, Charadrius melodus." The Condor: Ornithological Applications. Upon reproductive failure, many bird species may make a secondary attempt at nesting. This data set includes four tabular digital data files representing values related to renesting propensity, renesting intervals, renest reproductive success, and nest survival of Piping Plovers...

Tellurium Deposits in the United States

Nick A. Karl & Jeff L. Mauk
This dataset is part of an ongoing effort by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to understand the attributes and geologic distribution of critical mineral resources, both globally, and in particular, within the United States. The United States continues to become more dependent on imports to meet the domestic demands for an increasing number of mineral commodities. Many mineral commodities are now produced primarily or entirely outside of the United States, creating the potential for supply...

Lithium Deposits in the United States

Nick A Karl, Jeffrey L Mauk, Tyler A Reyes & Patrick Scott
This data release provides the descriptions of approximately 20 U.S. sites that include mineral regions, mines, and mineral occurrences (deposits and prospects) that contain enrichments of lithium (Li). This release includes sites that have a contained resource and (or) past production of lithium metal greater than 15,000 metric tons. Sites in this database occur in Arkansas, California, Nevada, North Carolina, and Utah. There are several deposits that were not included in the database because they...

Database of Marine Mammal and Seabird Research Activity in the Pacific (US)

Kevin D Lafferty, Josh Adams, Cora A Johnston & Kelsey, Emily (Emma) C
This database is a compilation of marine mammal and seabird information collected along the Pacific coast of the United States and U.S. territories in the Pacific from surveys that were solicited among regional research communities and persons. Information from standardized surveys was gathered from 2015 to 2018 and includes programs and researchers who collected information regarding seabirds since 1960. These data support the following publication: Adams, J., Lafferty, K.D., Kelsey, E.C., and Johnston, C.A. 2019....

MODFLOW-2000 and MODPATH used to evaluate groundwater-management scenarios in the Brunswick area, Georgia, 2004-2015

Gregory S. Cherry
A previously published groundwater flow model (https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2005/5089/) was revised with refined grid spacing and updated hydrogeolgic framework and hydrologic properties (http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155061) and used in this study to predict the effects of Upper Floridan aquifer (UFA) groundwater pumpage on horizontal hydraulic-head gradients in the upper-water-bearing zone of the UFA in the downtown Brunswick area, Glynn County, Georgia. The model used MOFLOW-2000 and was calibrated using groundwater-use information for October 2015, which was the basis for the...

Data and analytical type-curve match for selected hydraulic tests at an earthen dam site in Southern Westchester County, New York

Michael L. Noll, Steven A. Chu, Jeremy J. Chu & William D. Capurso
This data release contains water level displacement data and analytical type-curve matches for selected hydraulic tests that support USGS Open-File Report 2019-1102, "Slug-test analysis of selected wells at an earthen dam site in southern Westchester County, New York." In 2005, the U.S. Geological Survey began a cooperative study with New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) to characterize the local groundwater-flow system and identify potential sources of seeps on the southern embankment of the...

Uptake and toxicity of clothianidin to monarch butterflies from milkweed consumption (ver. 2.0, January 2020)

Timothy A. Bargar, Michelle L. Hladik & Jaret C. Daniels
Recent concern for the adverse effects from neonicotinoid insecticides has centered on risk for insect pollinators in general and bees specifically. However, natural resource managers are also concerned about the risk of neonicotinoids to conservation efforts for the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) and need a tool to estimate risk for wild monarch butterflies exposed to clothianidin. In the present study, monarch butterfly larvae were exposed to contaminated milkweed plants from hatch until pupation, and the...

Enhanced wildfire at the Frasnian-Famennian boundary and its implications for O2 level and F-F mass extinction: evidence from organic petrology and Os isotope stratigraphy

Mary R. Croke
In this study, organic petrology and Osmium isotope (187Os/188Os) stratigraphy, major and trace element, and programmed pyrolysis analysis were performed on five outcrop samples from western New York, USA. Seawater Os isotope composition is controlled by radiogenic input from weathering of the ancient land and nonradiogenic input from extraterrestrial and hydrothermal sources (Peucker-Ehrenbrink and Ravizza, 2000). Os is complexed by the organic matter present at the time of deposition without isotope fractionation. Seawater Os isotope...

Hawaii Island Environmental Sampler Comparison 2016-2018

Kylle A Roy & Carter T Atkinson
These data include metadata and associated data files associated with the manuscript, "Economical Environmental Sampler Designs for Detecting Airborne Spread of Fungi Responsible for Rapid Ohi'a Death." These data include a total of 8 datasets used for both controlled and field studies evaluating the use of Active (with battery operated fan) and Passive (dependent on wind) USGS Environmental Samplers on Hawaii Island between 2016-2018. Samplers were operated under controlled laboratory and field conditions with a...

National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) 2015 Cumulative Habitat Condition Indices with Limiting and Severe Disturbances for the Conterminous United States linked to NHDPlusV1 v2.0

Wesley M. Daniel, Dana M. Infante, Kyle Herreman, Arthur Cooper & Jared Ross
This CSV file contains cumulative fish habitat condition index (HCI) scores generated for river reaches of the conterminous United States as well as indices generated specifically for four spatial units including local and network catchments and 90 m local and network buffers of river reaches. Note that the cumulative HCI score is determined from limiting index scores generated for the four spatial units listed above. Detailed methods for calculating cumulative fish habitat condition index scores...

SUTRA model used to evaluate the freshwater flow system for a future (2080-2099) climate on Guam

Stephen B. Gingerich
A previously published three-dimensional, groundwater model (SUTRA) (http://doi.org/10.3133/sir20135216) was used to evaluate the effects of future climate and withdrawal on the freshwater lens of Guam. The model was run using 2080 to 2099 estimated recharge and sea-level rise. This USGS data release contains all of the input and output files for the simulations described in the associated report "Water resources on Guam--Potential impacts of and adaptive response to climate change: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations...

Hawaii Island Hawaiian hoary bat foraging location data 2004-2010

Julia P.S. Hoeh
Hawaiian hoary bats (Lasiurus cinereus semotus) on Hawaii island were surveyed intermittently from 2004-2010. This data release is a single table of resulting bat location estimates, including date, time, coordinates for each location, and presumed bat activity at the time of collection. Nightly movements were documented for 30 Hawaiian hoary bats along the windward (eastern) side of the island of Hawaii. Each bat was fitted with a colored, split ring forearm band (Size X3; A....

RockType to Permeability Crosswalk Table, Northwest U.S.

James R Bartolino, Christopher P. Konrad, Thomas R. Sando & David P. Hockman-Wert
This table is a crosswalk or lookup table that classifies rock type (surface geology) by its permeability, or the ability to pass substances, such as liquids or gases. The rock types that are classified are located in the Northwest U.S. -- Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, and Montana.

Benthic macroinvertebrates abundance data for the study of urbanization effects in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, (2006)

Craig D Snyder & John A Young
This database contains aquatic benthic macroinvertebrate abundance data derived from samples collected from 33 75-meter stream site locations within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation area in September of 2006. The database contains two separate table files (i.e., entities) in csv format: 1) Macroinvertebrate site abundance data and 2) site location data. For macroinvertebrate data, six samples were collected within 2-3 riffle areas within each site location with Portable Invertebrate Box Samplers (0.1-m2 sample area,...

Comparing live capture methods for nutria (Myocastor coypus): single versus multicatch traps

Jacoby Carter, Trevor R. Sheffels, Mark S. Sytsma & Jimmy D. Taylor
Data from a nutria trap type comparison study. Single catch traps were compared to muliticatch traps at the same study sites at the same time. The study site was Sauvie Island, Oregon. The data include trap location, location ownership, location cover, and number and size of animals caught in the different trap types. Study was conducted March through April 2011.

Thermal Data and Navigation for T-3 (Fletcher's) Ice Island Arctic Ocean Heat Flow Studies, 1963-73

Carolyn Ruppel, Deborah R Hutchinson, Arthur H. Lachenbruch & John K. Hall
The T-3 (Fletcher's) Ice Island in the Arctic Ocean was the site of a scientific research station re-established by the Naval Arctic Research Laboratory starting in 1962. Starting in 1963, the USGS acquired marine heat flow data and coincident sediment cores at sites in Canada Basin, Nautilus Basin, Mendeleev Ridge, and Alpha Ridge as the ice island drifted in the Amerasian Basin. At least 584 heat flow penetrations were attempted, and data were reported at...

Erosion and Rehabilitation Data, Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico, USA

Kristina E Young & Sasha C Reed
These data were compiled for a restoration experiment testing the regenerative and functional response of biocrust inoculum reintroduced to a field setting. Regenerative traits measured included measurements of biocrust cover, chlorophyll content, and the roughness of the soil surface. Functional traits measured included nutrient cycling and soil stability. Additionally, these data were compiled for an experiment testing how much soil is lost from different types of ground cover. The data collected was related to ground...

Effects of metals and metal mixtures on aquatic insect communities in experimental streams: cadmium (Cd), cobalt (Co), copper (Cu), nickel (Ni), and zinc (Zn)

Christopher A Mebane, Travis S Schmidt, Janet L Miller & Laurie S Balistrieri
The objectives of the Metals Mixtures Project included developing quantitative models that describe and predict harm or lack thereof to aquatic organisms from multiple metals in mineralized rock drainages. Work consists of data analyses and model development using existing data, and original data from laboratory mesocosm and field studies. This product reports data generated from a series of four experiments conducted over four years, testing the toxicity of several metals with aquatic insect communities that...

Bullseye snakehead environmental DNA data, and associated attributes, collected from southeast Florida, from 2015-2018

Gaia Meigs-Friend, Pam Schofield, Margaret E Hunter & Mary E. Brown
Bullseye snakehead, Channa marulius, was first detected in 2000 in the southern Florida town of Tamarac and has been expanding its geographic range. Environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis is a newly-developed technique used to non-invasively detect cryptic or low-density species, or those that are logistically difficult to study. Genetic material shed into the environment through tissue and body fluids is concentrated from water samples and analyzed for the presence of target species eDNA. To help delineate...

Core logs, scans, photographs, grain size, and radiocarbon data from coastal wetlands on the Hawaiian islands of Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, and Hawaiʻi

SeanPaul M. La Selle, Bruce M. Richmond, Frances R. Griswold, Brent D. Lunghino, Bruce E. Jaffe, Haunani H. Kane, Piero Bellanova, Maria E.M. Arcos, Alan R. Nelson, Catherine Chague, James M. Bishop & Guy R Gelfenbaum
Over the past 200 years of written records, the Hawaiian Islands have experienced tens of tsunamis generated by earthquakes in the subduction zones of the Pacific "Ring of Fire" (for example, Alaska-Aleutian, Kuril-Kamchatka, Chile, and Japan). Mapping and dating anomalous beds of sand and silt along the coasts of these subduction zones are critical for assessing the hazard from distant as well as local tsunamis. This data release supports a study that reports on efforts...

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