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Investigation of water resources by the United States Geological Survey has consisted in large part of measurements of the volume of flow of streams and studies of the conditions affecting that flow, but it has comprised also investigation of such closely allied subjects as irrigation, water storage, water powers, underground waters, and quality of waters. Most of the results of these investigations have been published in the series of water-supply papers, but some have appeared in the monographs, bulletins, professional papers, and annual reports.
Categories: Publication; Types: Citation; Tags: Water Supply Paper
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This catalog is a list of (1) books and maps that were published during 1993, and (2) articles by U.S. Geological Survey personnel in non-U.S. Geological Survey journals and books that came to our attention in 1993; it supplements the permanent catalogs "Publications of the Geological Survey, 1879-1961", '"Publications of the Geological Survey, 1962-1970", and "Publications of the U.S. Geological Survey, 1971 through 1981."
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Most of the exposed bedrock in east- and south-central Alaska has been regionally metamorphosed and deformed during Mesozoic and early Cenozoic time. All the regionally metamorphosed rocks are assigned to metamorphic-facies units on the basis of their temperature and pressure conditions and metamorphic age. North of the McKinley and Denali faults, the crystalline rocks of the Yukon- Tanana upland and central Alaska Range compose a sequence of dynamothermally metamorphosed Paleozoic and older(?) metasedimentary rocks and metamorphosed products of a Devonian and Mississippian continental-margin magmatic arc. This sequence was extensively intruded by postmetamorphic mid-Cretaceous and younger granitoids. Many metamorphic-unit...
Categories: Publication; Types: Citation; Tags: Professional Paper
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Trenching-a widely used method for evaluating fault activity-has limitations that can mislead investigators. Some segments of fault strands in trench walls may not be visible, and this nonvisibility can lead to incorrect interpretations of time of most recent displacement and recurrence intervals on a fault. We examined the logs of 163 trench exposures and tabulated data on more than 1,200 fault strands to investigate three categories of nonvisibility: (1) strands with obscure (invisible or poorly visible) segments, (2) strands that die out upward, and (3) strands that die out downward. About 14 percent of all the strands have obscure segments. Of the 143 strands on which it is possible to recognize dieout up (limited...
Categories: Publication; Types: Citation; Tags: Bulletin
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The picture above is a portrait of many square miles of the Earth's surface. The purpose of this leaflet is to explain how this portrait was made, how it can tell us about what lies beneath the surface of the ground, and other ways in which it can be useful to mankind.
Categories: Publication; Types: Citation; Tags: General Information Product
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