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Climate and land-use change are major components of global environmental change with feedbacks between these components. The consequences of these interactions show that land use may exacerbate or alleviate climate change effects. Based on these findings it is important to use land-use scenarios that are consistent with the specific assumptions underlying climate-change scenarios. The Integrated Climate and Land-Use Scenarios (ICLUS) project developed land-use outputs that are based on a downscaled version of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Emissions Scenarios (SRES) social, economic, and demographic storylines. ICLUS outputs are derived from a pair of models. A demographic...
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The Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GPLCC, http://www.greatplainslcc.org/) is a partnership that provides applied science and decision support tools to assist natural resource managers conserve plants, fish and wildlife in the mid- and short-grass prairie of the southern Great Plains. It is part of a national network of public-private partnerships — known as Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs, http://www.fws.gov/science/shc/lcc.html) — that work collaboratively across jurisdictions and political boundaries to leverage resources and share science capacity. The Great Plains LCC identifies science priorities for the region and helps foster science that addresses these priorities to support wildlife...
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The national dataset was clipped to the WLCI envelope by USGS staff. No other processing was performed on the dataset. This map layer is commonly called Bailey's ecoregions and shows ecosystems of regional extent in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Four levels of detail are included to show a hierarchy of ecosystems. The largest ecosystems are domains, which are groups of related climates and which are differentiated based on precipitation and temperature. Divisions represent the climates within domains and are differentiated based on precipitation levels and patterns as well as temperature. Divisions are subdivided into provinces, which are differentiated based on vegetation or other...
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This part of DS 781 presents data for the bathymetry and shaded-relief maps of Offshore Scott Creek, California. The raster data file is included in "Bathymetry_OffshoreScottCreek.zip", which is accessible from http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7CJ8BJW.The bathymetry and shaded-relief maps of Offshore Scott Creek, California, were generated from bathymetry data collected by California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB), by Fugro Pelagos, and by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Mapping was completed between 2006 and 2009, using a combination of 400-kHz Reson 7125 and 244-kHz Reson 8101 multibeam echosounders, as well as a 234-kHz SWATHplus bathymetric sidescan-sonar system. These mapping missions combined to collect...
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This part of DS 781 presents data for 2-m and 5-m bathymetry and shaded-relief maps of Offshore of Monterey map area, California. The raster data file is included in "BathymetryHS_2m_OffshoreMonterey.zip," which is accessible from http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161110. The 2-m and 5-m bathymetry and shaded-relief maps of Offshore of Monterey map area, California, was generated from acoustic bathymetry data collected by California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and by Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), as well as from bathymetric lidar data collected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Center of Expertise (JALBTCX). Acoustic mapping was completed between 1998...
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The Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center 's mission is to provide scientific understanding and the technology needed to support sound management and conservation of our nation's natural resources, with emphasis on western ecosystems. The scientists from FRESC capitalize on their diverse expertise to answer critically important scientific questions shaped by the equally diverse environments of the western United States. FRESC scientists collaborate with each other and with partners to provide rigorous, objective, and timely information and guidance for the management and conservation of biological systems in the West and worldwide. Research activities are concentrated in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada,...
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The Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GPLCC, http://www.greatplainslcc.org/) is a partnership that provides applied science and decision support tools to assist natural resource managers conserve plants, fish and wildlife in the mid- and short-grass prairie of the southern Great Plains. It is part of a national network of public-private partnerships — known as Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs, http://www.fws.gov/science/shc/lcc.html) — that work collaboratively across jurisdictions and political boundaries to leverage resources and share science capacity. The Great Plains LCC identifies science priorities for the region and helps foster science that addresses these priorities to support wildlife...
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Freshwater Marsh Ecosystem Integrity - Blueprint 2.0 This layer is part of an older version of the Blueprint. This data represents the Blueprint 2.0 ecosystem integrity scores for the freshwater marsh ecosystem within the South Atlantic LCC geography. To read more about the indicators, please visit the indicator page. Input Data and Mapping Steps Indicators (200 m resolution) were spatially modeled, tested, reviewed, and used as inputs to derive high integrity areas. Please see the indicator folder in the Blueprint 2.0 data gallery for more information about indicator spatial data. The integrity scores for this system are based on indicators within the freshwater marsh and landscapes ecosystem. These indicators...
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The UWRM proposal represents the uplands wildlands network in the Heart of the West Proposal. Utah-Wyoming Rocky Mountains Ecoregion (UWRM) core areas and linkages shapefile. This GIS dataset provides core areas and linkages that includes all the components of a three track approach (special elements, representation, and focal species) used during the planning process. This is the result of a study contract by The Nature Conservancy to design an ecoregional plan for Northern Utah, Western Wyoming, Southeastern Idaho, Northwest Colorado and South-central Montana. The study was developed in 2001 by Reed Noss, George Wuerthner, Ken Vance-Borland, and Carlos Carroll from Conservation Science, Inc.
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This part of DS 781 presents data for the acoustic-backscatter map of Offshore of Scott Creek map area, California. Backscatter data are provided as three separate grids depending on mapping system. The raster data files are included in "BackscatterC_SWATH_OffshoreScottCreek.zip," which is accessible from http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7CJ8BJW.The acoustic-backscatter map of the Offshore of Scott Creek, California was generated from backscatter data collected by California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB), by Fugro Pelagos, and by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Mapping was completed between 2006 and 2009, using a combination of 400-kHz Reson 7125 and 244-kHz Reson 8101 multibeam echosounders, as well as a...
Ecoregions denote areas of general similarity in ecosystems and in the type, quality, and quantity of environmental resources. They are designed to serve as a spatial framework for the research, assessment, management, and monitoring of ecosystems and ecosystem components. These general purpose regions are critical for structuring and implementing ecosystem management strategies across federal agencies, state agencies, and nongovernment organizations that are responsible for different types of resources within the same geographical areas. The approach used to compile this map is based on the premise that ecological regions can be identified through the analysis of patterns of biotic and abiotic phenomena, including...
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This part of DS 781 presents data for the bathymetry and shaded-relief maps of Offshore Scott Creek, California. The raster data file is included in "BathymetryHS_OffshoreScottCreek.zip", which is accessible from http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7CJ8BJW.The bathymetry and shaded-relief maps of Offshore Scott Creek, California, were generated from bathymetry data collected by California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB), by Fugro Pelagos, and by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Mapping was completed between 2006 and 2009, using a combination of 400-kHz Reson 7125 and 244-kHz Reson 8101 multibeam echosounders, as well as a 234-kHz SWATHplus bathymetric sidescan-sonar system. These mapping missions combined to collect...
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Ecoregions denote areas of general similarity in ecosystems and in the type, quality, and quantity of environmental resources. They are designed to serve as a spatial framework for the research, assessment, management, and monitoring of ecosystems and ecosystem components. These general purpose regions are critical for structuring and implementing ecosystem management strategies across federal agencies, state agencies, and nongovernment organizations that are responsible for different types of resources within the same geographical areas. The approach used to compile this map is based on the premise that ecological regions can be identified through the analysis of patterns of biotic and abiotic phenomena, including...
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This part of DS 781 presents data for the bathymetry and shaded-relief maps of Offshore Santa Cruz, California. The raster data file is included in "BathymetryHS_OffshoreSantaCruz.zip", which is accessible from http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7TM785G.The bathymetry and shaded-relief maps of Offshore Santa Cruz, California, were generated from bathymetry data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Mapping was completed in 2009 using a 234-kHz SWATHplus bathymetric sidescan-sonar system. The mapping mission collected bathymetry data from about the 10-m isobath to beyond the 3-nautical-mile limit of California�s State Waters. NOTE: The horizontal datum of this bathymetry data (NAD83) differs from the horizontal...
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This part of DS 781 presents data for 2-m and 5-m bathymetry and shaded-relief maps of Offshore of Monterey map area, California. The raster data file is included in "Bathymetry_OffshoreMonterey.zip," which is accessible from http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161110. The 2-m and 5-m bathymetry and shaded-relief maps of Offshore of Monterey map area, California, was generated from acoustic bathymetry data collected by California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and by Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), as well as from bathymetric lidar data collected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Center of Expertise (JALBTCX). Acoustic mapping was completed between 1998 and...
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This part of DS 781 presents the seafloor-character map of Offshore of Monterey map area, California. The raster data file is included in "SeafloorCharacter_2m_OffshoreMonterey.zip," which is accessible from http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161110. This raster-format seafloor-character map shows four substrate classes in the Offshore of Monterey map area, California. The substrate classes mapped in this area have been colored to indicate which of the following California Marine Life Protection Act depth zones and slope classes they belong: Depth Zone 2 (intertidal to 30 m), Depth Zone 3 (30 to 100 m), Depth Zone 4 (100 to 200 m), Depth Zone 5 (deeper than 200 m), Slope Class 1 (0 degrees - 5 degrees; flat), and Slope...
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This part of DS 781 presents data for the acoustic-backscatter map of Offshore of Monterey map area, California. Backscatter data are provided as separate grids depending on Resolution. The raster data files are included in "Backscatter_5m_OffshoreMonterey.zip," which is accessible from http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161110. This acoustic-backscatter map of the Offshore of Monterey map area in central California was generated from backscatter data collected by California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and by Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Mapping was completed between 1998 and 2012 using a combination of multibeam echosounders including 200-kHz/400-kHz Reson 7125, 100-kHz Reson 7111, 240...
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This part of DS 781 presents data for the acoustic-backscatter map of Offshore of Scott Creek map area, California. Backscatter data are provided as three separate grids depending on mapping system. The raster data files are included in "BackscatterA_8101_OffshoreScottCreek.zip," which is accessible from http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7CJ8BJW.The acoustic-backscatter map of the Offshore of Scott Creek, California was generated from backscatter data collected by California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB), by Fugro Pelagos, and by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Mapping was completed between 2006 and 2009, using a combination of 400-kHz Reson 7125 and 244-kHz Reson 8101 multibeam echosounders, as well as a 234-kHz...
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This part of DS 781 presents data for the habitat map of the seafloor of the Offshore of Santa Cruz map area, California. The vector data file is included in "Habitat_OffshoreSantaCruz.zip," which is accessible from http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7TM785G.Using multibeam echosounder (MBES) bathymetry and backscatter data, potential marine benthic habitat maps were constructed. The habitats were based on substrate types and documented or "ground truthed" using underwater video images and seafloor samples obtained by the USGS. These maps display various habitat types that range from flat, soft, unconsolidated sediment-covered seafloor to hard, deformed (folded), or highly rugose and differentially eroded bedrock exposures....
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This part of DS 781 presents data for the acoustic-backscatter map of Offshore of Santa Cruz map area, California. Backscatter data are provided as three separate grids depending on mapping system. The raster data files are included in "Backscatter_Swath_OffshoreSantaCruz.zip," which is accessible from http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7TM785G.The acoustic-backscatter map of the Offshore of Santa Cruz, California was generated from backscatter data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Mapping was completed in 2009, using a 234-kHz SWATHplus bathymetric sidescan-sonar system. Within the final imagery, brighter tones indicate higher backscatter intensity, and darker tones indicate lower backscatter intensity....


map background search result map search result map Baileys Ecoregions, restricted to original WLCI boundary (effective 2007-May 2009) Isobioclimates for the Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative Land Surface Forms for the Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative Utah-Wyoming Rocky Mountain Ecoregion Core Areas and Linkages BackscatterA [8101]--Offshore Scott Creek, California BackscatterC [SWATH]--Offshore Scott Creek, California Bathymetry--Offshore Scott Creek, California Bathymetry Hillshade--Offshore Scott Creek, California Backscatter [SWATH]--Offshore Santa Cruz, California Bathymetry Hillshade--Offshore Santa Cruz, California Habitat--Offshore Santa Cruz, California OUTDATED Freshwater Marsh: Ecosystem Integrity - South Atlantic Blueprint 2.0 Impervious Surface: Projected 2050 Backscatter [5m]--Offshore of Monterey Map Area, California Seafloor character, 2-m-resolution grid--Offshore of Monterey Map Area, California Bathymetry Hillshade [2m]--Offshore of Monterey Map Area, California Bathymetry [5m]--Offshore of Monterey Map Area, California Southwest Energy Development and Drought Seafloor character, 2-m-resolution grid--Offshore of Monterey Map Area, California Habitat--Offshore Santa Cruz, California Bathymetry Hillshade--Offshore Santa Cruz, California Bathymetry Hillshade--Offshore Scott Creek, California Backscatter [SWATH]--Offshore Santa Cruz, California Bathymetry--Offshore Scott Creek, California BackscatterA [8101]--Offshore Scott Creek, California BackscatterC [SWATH]--Offshore Scott Creek, California Bathymetry [5m]--Offshore of Monterey Map Area, California Bathymetry Hillshade [2m]--Offshore of Monterey Map Area, California Backscatter [5m]--Offshore of Monterey Map Area, California Baileys Ecoregions, restricted to original WLCI boundary (effective 2007-May 2009) Utah-Wyoming Rocky Mountain Ecoregion Core Areas and Linkages Impervious Surface: Projected 2050 Southwest Energy Development and Drought Land Surface Forms for the Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative Isobioclimates for the Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative OUTDATED Freshwater Marsh: Ecosystem Integrity - South Atlantic Blueprint 2.0