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Science Datasets

The data collected and the techniques used by USGS scientists should conform to or reference national and international standards and protocols if they exist and when they are relevant and appropriate. For datasets of a given type, and if national or international metadata standards exist, the data are indexed with metadata that facilitates access and integration.

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Date published: April 14, 2021

Pilot Topobathymetric Terrain Model of the Kootenai River near Bonners Ferry, Idaho, 2009 - 2019

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) has started to initiate the development of pilot 3D National Topography Models to generate 3-dimensional surface elevation models that integrate river topographic bare-earth elevation surfaces with channel bed bathymetry.

Date published: April 14, 2021

Groundwater data, predictor variables, and rasters used for predicting redox conditions in the glacial aquifer, northern continental United States

This data release contains input data used in model development and TIF raster files used to predict the probability of low dissolved oxygen (DO) and high dissolved iron (Fe) in groundwater within the glacial aquifer system in the northern continental United States. Input data include measured DO and Fe concentrations at groundwater wells, and associated predictor variable data.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: April 14, 2021

Data release for depth to bedrock from Connecticut Water Resources Bulletins

This data release consists of information from published tables in Connecticut Water Resources Bulletins (WRBs) transcribed into tabular digital format. Information about wells and test holes in the WRBs used in this data release consists of geographic location, depth to consolidated rock (bedrock depth), and depth of the well or test hole.

Date published: April 14, 2021

SPARROW model input datasets and predictions of nitrogen loads in streams of the Chesapeake Bay watershed

This data release contains mean-annual total nitrogen (TN) loads predicted by a SPARROW model for individual stream and shoreline reaches in the Chesapeake watershed as defined by NHDPlus, a 1:100,000 scale representation of stream hydrography built upon the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) (Horizon Systems, 2010).

Date published: April 13, 2021

Data from USGS National Water Quality Laboratory methods used to calculate and compare detection limits estimated using single- and multi-concentration spike-based and blank-based procedures

This dataset provides the expected and determined concentrations of selected inorganic and organic analytes for spiked reagent-water samples (calibration standards and limit of quantitation standards) that were used to calculate detection limits by using the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) Method Detection Limit (MDL) version 1.11 or 2.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: April 13, 2021

Domoic acid and saxitoxin in seabirds from California and Rhode Island 2015-2017

As harmful algal blooms (HABs) increase in magnitude and duration worldwide, they are becoming an expanding threat to marine wildlife. Over the past decade, domoic acid (DA) and saxitoxin (STX) have been increasingly problematic bicoastally in the United States.

Date published: April 13, 2021

Estimated Annual Recharge to the Edwards Aquifer in the San Antonio Area, by Stream Basin or Ungaged Area, 1934–2020

The Edwards aquifer in south-central Texas is one of the most permeable and productive aquifers in the United States and is the major source of public water supply for Bexar, Comal, Hays, Medina, and Uvalde Counties. The Edwards aquifer also supplies large quantities of water to agriculture, business, and industry in the region.

Date published: April 13, 2021

Hawaii Island insect response to koa moth (Scotorythra paludicola) outbreak, 2013-2014

This data release includes metadata and tabular data that document the responses of koa moths and other insects to changes in habitat conditions before and after koa (Acacia koa) defoliation by koa moth caterpillars (Scotorythra paludicola) at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge during 2013-2014.

Date published: April 13, 2021

2021 Known and Probable Grizzly Bear Mortalities in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Identifying the locations and causes of grizzly bear mortality is another key component in understanding the dynamics of this population. Over 80% of all documented bear mortalities are human-caused. Tracking human-caused bear deaths helps define patterns and trends that can direct management programs designed to reduce bear mortality.

Date published: April 12, 2021

Basin Characterization Model (BCMv8) monthly recharge and runoff for the Anza-Cahuilla Groundwater Basin, California

This dataset provides monthly and average annual long-term estimates (water years 1981-2010) of gridded recharge and runoff from water years 1896-2018 for the Anza-Cahuilla Groundwater Basin in southern California. Gridded data are available in flat ASCII files (*.asc) in the NAD83 California Teale Albers projection.

Date published: April 11, 2021

San Gorgonio Pass Wind Resource Area Repower Data (2018-2019)

Variation in avian and bat mortality as a function of turbine size was investigated in the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Resource Area near Palm Springs, CA. Five sites were monitored for carcasses by dog-handler teams every 3 days from May 2018 to April 2019.

Date published: April 11, 2021

Astragalus species complex genetic data from southeast Utah (Grand County and San Juan County), USA

These data were compiled to investigate the evolutionary history of Astragalus iselyi, A. sabulosus var. sabulosus, and A. sabulosus var. vehiculus. The data release consists of six text files. One file is a bash script (astragalus_MLE_msms.sh) for generating simulated genetic data.