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Data Series 698

National Water-Quality Assessment Program

Digital Spatial Data for Predicted Nitrate and Arsenic Concentrations in Basin-Fill Aquifers of the Southwest Principal Aquifers Study Area

By Tim S. McKinney and David W. Anning

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This product “Digital spatial data for predicted nitrate and arsenic concentrations in basin-fill aquifers of the Southwest Principal Aquifers study area” is a 1:250,000-scale vector spatial dataset developed as part of a regional Southwest Principal Aquifers (SWPA) study (Anning and others, 2012). The study examined the vulnerability of basin-fill aquifers in the southwestern United States to nitrate contamination and arsenic enrichment. Statistical models were developed by using the random forest classifier algorithm to predict concentrations of nitrate and arsenic across a model grid that represents local- and basin-scale measures of source, aquifer susceptibility, and geochemical conditions.

First posted September 6, 2012

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McKinney, T.S. and Anning, D.W., 2012, Digital spatial data for predicted nitrate and arsenic concentrations in basin-fill aquifers of the Southwest Principal Aquifers study area: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series Report 698, 2 p. Available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/698.



Contents

Abstract

Background

Development of Classifiers

Supplemental Information

References Cited


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