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This study uses growth in vegetation during the monsoon season measured from LANDSAT imagery as a proxy for measured rainfall. NDVI values from 26 years of pre- and post-monsoon season Landsat imagery were derived across Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) in southwestern Arizona, USA. The LANDSAT imagery (1986-2011) was downloaded from USGS’s GlobeVis website (http://glovis.usgs.gov/). Change in NDVI was calculated within a set of 2,843 Riparian Area Polygons (RAPs) up to 1 km in length defined in ESRI ArcMap 10.2.
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Intracoelomic implantation of electronic tags has become a common method in fishery research, but rarely are fish examined by scientists after release to understand the extent that surgical incisions have healed. Walleye (Sander vitreus) are a valuable, highly-exploited fishery resource in the Laurentian Great Lakes. Here, fishery capture of walleye with internal acoustic transmitters combined with a high reward program provided multiple opportunities to examine photographs and quantify the status of surgical incisions. Walleye (n=926) from reef and river spawning populations in Lake Erie and Lake Huron were implanted with acoustic transmitters during spring spawning events from 2011 to 2016. Incisions were closed...
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Sandy ocean beaches in the United States are popular tourist and recreational destinations and constitute some of the most valuable real estate in the country. The boundary between land and water along the coastline is often the location of concentrated residential and commercial development and is frequently exposed to a range of natural hazards, which include flooding, storm effects, and coastal erosion. In response, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is conducting a national assessment of coastal change hazards. One component of this research effort, the National Assessment of Shoreline Change Project, documents changes in shoreline position as a proxy for coastal change. Shoreline position is an easily understood...
Categories: Data; Types: Citation, Downloadable, Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, Shapefile; Tags: Bald Point State Park, CMGP, Coastal and Marine Geology Program, DSAS, Digital Shoreline Analysis System, All tags...
Observations and subtle shifts of vegetation communities in western Lake Erie have USGS researchers concerned about the potential for Grass Carp to alter these vegetation communities. Broad-scale surveys of vegetation using remote sensing and GIS mapping, coupled with on-the-ground samples in key locations will permit assessment of the effect Grass Carp may have already had on aquatic vegetation communities and establish baseline conditions for assessing future effects. Existing aerial imagery was used with object-based image analysis to detect and map aquatic vegetation in the western basin of Lake Erie.
The U.S. Geological Survey's Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC) has created high-resolution land cover/use data sets for the Upper Mississippi River System (UMRS) from 1:15,000-scale color infrared aerial photos. These data have been used to create a variety of products, one of which is a data set used to classify aquatic areas. The 1989 and 1991 aquatic areas data sets were created by first generalizing the available land cover/use data into a land/water data set, then reinterpreting the aerial photography within the areas classified as water to determine the type of aquatic area. The geographic extent of the UMRS is the Mississippi River floodplain from Cairo, IL to Minneapolis, MN and the Illinois...
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This dataset consists of 102 magnetotelluric (MT) stations collected in 2012-2014 in the Rio Grande Rift and southern Rocky Mountains. The U.S. Geological Survey acquired these data to improve regional conductivity models of the western United States. This work is in support of studies of the effect of lithospheric modification on electrical resistivity structure and tectonic evolution of the western United States.
Categories: Data; Types: Citation, Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, OGC WMS Service; Tags: Carson National Forest, Colfax County, Colorado, Colorado Plateau, Dona Ana County, All tags...
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One of the largest hydraulic mines (1.6 km2) is located in California’s Sierra Nevada within the Humbug Creek watershed and Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park (MDSHP). MDSHP’s denuded and dissected landscape is composed of weathered Eocene auriferous sediments susceptible to chronic rill and gully erosion whereas block failures and debris flows occur in more cohesive terrain. This data release includes a 2014 digital elevation model (DEM), a study area boundary, and a geomorphic map. The 2014 DEM was derived from an available aerial LiDAR dataset collected in 2014 by the California Department of Conservation. The geomorphic map was derived for the study area from using a multi-scale spatial analysis. A topographic...
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From 2013 to 2015, bathymetric surveys of New York City’s six West of Hudson reservoirs (Ashokan, Cannonsville, Neversink, Pepacton, Rondout, and Schoharie) were performed to provide updated capacity tables and bathymetric maps. Depths were surveyed with a single-beam echo sounder and real-time kinematic global positioning system (RTK-GPS) along planned transects at predetermined intervals for each reservoir. A separate set of echo sounder data was collected along transects at oblique angles to the main transects for accuracy assessment. Field survey data was combined with water-surface elevations in a geographic information system to create three-dimensional surfaces representing reservoir-bed elevations in the...
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This raster dataset depicts percent canopy cover derived from 1-m conifer classifications when aggregated to 30-m cells. Conifer features were classified from 2010, 2012, and 2013 NAIP Digital Ortho Quarter Quads (DOQQ) using the Feature Analyst 5.0 extension for ArcGIS 10.1. Tiles were organized and grouped by Nevada Department of Wildlife Population Management Unit (PMU) locations, plus a 10 km area beyond the PMU extent. Analysts visually identified conifers in the imagery using false color infrared settings and digitized multiple trees per tile as training locations for classification. After performing hierarchical learning and clutter removal with Feature Analyst to remove non-conifer features on output shapefiles,...
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The U.S. Geological Survey obtained measurements of channel geometry, flow velocity, and river discharge from five rivers in Alaska September 18–20, 2016, to support research on remote sensing of river discharge. The streamflow data were acquired from the Knik, Matanuska, Chena, and Salcha Rivers and Montana Creek using TeleDyne RD Instruments Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs), including the RioPro, StreamPro, and RiverRay models. The original *.mmt and *.pd0 format files are provided in this data release. This data release supports the following article: Legleiter, C.J., Kinzel, P.J., and Nelson, J.M., 2017, Remote measurement of river discharge using thermal particle image velocimetry (PIV) and various...
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This dataset represents ease of access to bottomland areas for vegetation treatments. Access may be by road, 4x4 near road, hike in by field crews or requiring overnight camping or raft access. Access is considered for each side of the river separately.
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This dataset contains reflectance and transmission spectra of unexpanded and expanded vermiculite ore, and handpicked flakes of phlogopite, hydrobiotite, and vermiculite. These samples were collected from mines near Enoree, South Carolina; Libby, Montana; Louisa, Virginia; Palabora, Llano, Texas; and South Africa. Spectra are identified as either reflectance or transmission in the alphanumeric file names and correlate to specpr record numbers designated in the manuscript figures in which they are shown. These transmission spectra were converted to absorbance in many of the figures. Spectra of talc, fibrous richterite amphibole, and serpentine are from well characterized samples from Feiser Mine, Ruby Mountains,...


map background search result map search result map Mean of the Top Ten Percent of NDVI Values in the Yuma Proving Ground during Monsoon Season, 1986-2011 Shorelines of the Florida north (FLnorth) coastal region used in shoreline change analysis Elevation Raster, Cannonsville Reservoir, 2015 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland P3 from 1983 ADCP data from rivers in Alaska, September 18–20, 2016 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland T2 from 1991 Spectra Used in Figures Conservation Planning for the Colorado River in Utah - Access to the Site for Relative Cost of Restoration Model Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland P2 from 09 July 1993 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland P3 from 2000 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland T6 from 2000 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland T9 from 2003 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland T4 from 2006 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetlands T6 and T7 from 2011 Regional scale magnetotelluric data from the Rio Grande Rift and southern Rocky Mountains Condition of Surgical Acoustic Tag Incisions in Recaptured Lake Erie Walleye (2011-2016) Percent canopy cover of conifers within Nevada and northeastern California sage-grouse habitat (2017) Lake Erie, Western Basin Aquatic Vegetation data UMRR HNA-II 1989 Aquatic Areas - Upper Mississippi River System - Mississippi River Pool 20 Study Area Boundary Malakoff DIggins State Historic Park, California Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland T6 from 2000 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland P3 from 1983 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland T2 from 1991 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland T4 from 2006 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland T9 from 2003 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland P3 from 2000 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland P2 from 09 July 1993 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetlands T6 and T7 from 2011 Study Area Boundary Malakoff DIggins State Historic Park, California Elevation Raster, Cannonsville Reservoir, 2015 Lake Erie, Western Basin Aquatic Vegetation data Mean of the Top Ten Percent of NDVI Values in the Yuma Proving Ground during Monsoon Season, 1986-2011 Conservation Planning for the Colorado River in Utah - Access to the Site for Relative Cost of Restoration Model Shorelines of the Florida north (FLnorth) coastal region used in shoreline change analysis Condition of Surgical Acoustic Tag Incisions in Recaptured Lake Erie Walleye (2011-2016) ADCP data from rivers in Alaska, September 18–20, 2016 Percent canopy cover of conifers within Nevada and northeastern California sage-grouse habitat (2017) Regional scale magnetotelluric data from the Rio Grande Rift and southern Rocky Mountains Spectra Used in Figures