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Estimates of Road Salt Application across the Conterminous United States, 1992-2015

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
1992-01-01
End Date
2015-12-31

Citation

Bock, A.R., Falcone, J.A., and Oelsner, G.P., 2018, Estimates of Road Salt Application across the Conterminous United States, 1992-2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P96IX385.

Summary

Annual estimates of road salt application were developed for the conterminous United States for the calendar years 1992 through 2015. The final dataset consists of 24 rasters in Geostationary Earth Orbit Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF), one for each year from 1992 through 2015. The final estimates (in pounds) were derived from several data sources, which include road density and proportion of developed land use, depth and spatial extent of long-term snowfall, and the production and distribution of salt sources by state. The extent is the conterminous United States, and the spatial resolution is one-square kilometer.

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Andrew R Bock
Originator :
Andrew R Bock, James A Falcone, Gretchen P Oelsner
Metadata Contact :
Andrew R Bock
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
National Water-Quality Assessment Program

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RoadSalt_Tiers.xlsx 9.52 KB
1992_2015.zip 136.21 MB
Estimates_of_Road_Salt_Application_across_the_conterminous_United_States.xml
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Purpose

The purpose of this dataset is to provide spatially-distributed estimates of road salt application across the conterminous United States.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P96IX385

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