Data on denitrification and ecological characteristics of nontidal floodplains, Chesapeake Bay watershed, USA, 2013-2016
This data set presents attributes of floodplain ecosystem characteristics including floodplain soil denitrification, floodplain soil biogeochemistry, floodplain vegetation, floodplain sedimentation, floodplain and channel morphometry, stream discharge and water quality, floodplain climate, floodplain physiographic region, and catchment land cover. Attributes are associated with 18 floodplains of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. For many of these attributes, mean values are summaries of multiple measurements made within each floodplain site.
Data on soil denitrification potential and physico-chemical characteristics of tidal freshwater forested wetlands in Virginia
Denitrification measurements and ecosystem attributes in hummock-hollow microtopography of tidal freshwater forested wetlands along longitudinal riverine positions (upper, middle, and lower tidal river sites, and nearby upstream nontidal forested floodplains) of the adjoining Pamunkey and Mattaponi Rivers, Virginia.
Carbon budget assessment of tidal freshwater forested wetland and oligohaline marsh ecosystems along the Waccamaw and Savannah rivers, U.S.A. (2005-2016)
Data to support carbon (C) budget assessment of tidal freshwater forested wetland and oligohaline marsh ecosystems along the Waccamaw and Savannah rivers, U.S.A. This work represents the first estimates of C standing stocks, C mass balance, soil C burial, and lateral C export to aquatic environments in tidal freshwater forested wetlands undergoing transition to oligohaline marsh. First release: 2018 Revised: May 2019 (ver. 2.0)
Measurements of the limitation of denitrification potential by oxygen and nitrate.
Measurements of water level and porewater salinity at each site.
Model generated soil pore water salinity (psu) values under scenarios of drought and normal conditions at Tidal Freshwater Forested Wetlands (TFFW) sites along the Waccamaw River and Savannah River in the Southeastern United States.
Predictions of floodplain and streambank geomorphic change and flux of sediment and nutrients, and streambed characteristics, for stream reaches in the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware River watersheds
Input predictor variables and output predictions from statistical modeling of floodplains, streambanks, and streambeds for each NHDPlusV2 stream reach in the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware River watersheds of the U.S. Mid-Atlantic. Random Forest statistical models using either 1) characteristics of upstream drainage area, or 2) characteristics of upstream drainage area (Wieczorek et al. 2018, https://doi.org/10.5066/f7765d7v) and reach geomorphometry (Hopkins et al. 2020, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9RQJPT1), were used to explain and predict spatial variation in measured floodplain and streambank flux of sediment, fine sediment, sediment-C, sediment-N, and sediment-P and rates of geomorphic change, and streambed sediment...
Measurements of soil denitrification enzyme activity and moisture, bulk density, organic matter, total carbon, total nitrogen, potential carbon mineralization, extractable nitrate, and limitation of nitrification by aeration.
Soil physico-chemistry and phosphate release rated during laboratory flood experiment, for soils collected prior to restoration.
Phosphate, ammonium, nitrate, and nitrate fluxes to and from the soil surface.
Data supporting the study of the effectiveness of floodplain reconnection on water quality functions along Pocomoke River, Maryland, USA, 2014-2016
Data release, including sedimentation, inorganic nutrient release, pre-restoration soil physico-chemistry, post-restoration soil physico-chemistry, and GPS location of plots.
Soil physico-chemistry and phosphate release rated during laboratory flood experiment, for soils collected after restoration.
Physico-chemical characteristics and sediment and nutrient fluxes of floodplains, streambanks, and streambeds in the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware River watersheds
Dataset includes site averages of measurements of floodplain and streambank sediment physico-chemistry and long-term (dendrogeomorphic) vertical and lateral geomorphic change, and reach scale floodplain width, streambank height, channel width, and streambed particle size. This information was used to calculate fluxes of sediment, fine sediment, sediment-C, sediment-N, and sediment-C of floodplains and of streambanks at each site. Sixty-eight sites were sampled in the USGS Chesapeake and Delaware Floodplain Network. Sites were chosen to have largely unmodified geomorphology, permission to access, and presence of woody vegetation to enable the dendrogeomorphic technique.
Chloropyron maritimum subsp. maritimum population counts, tide, and weather data for Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge
Chloropyron maritimum subsp. maritimum population counts at Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, California, and tide and weather data from San Diego, California, are used to explain interannual variation in Chloropyron counts and to predict past population counts.
Latitude and Longitude of study plots.
Hydrologically Conditioned Digital Elevation Model of the Difficult Run watershed in Fairfax County, Virginia Derived from 2012 lidar LAS Points
Hydrologically conditioned digital elevation model (DEM) generated from lidar data clipped to the Difficult Run watershed with a 500-m buffer in ArcGIS 10.3.1 (ESRI, Redlands, CA). The DEM was hydrologically corrected by breaching through pits with no downslope neighboring cells to force surface flow to continuously move downslope using Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools (Lindsay and Dhun 2015, Lindsay 2016). Pits that were not properly breached were manually adjusted using elevation information from the DEM and aerial imagery to locate culverts under roadways.