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Giant desiccation fissures on the Black Rock and Smoke Creek Deserts, Nevada

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Abstract

Open fissures, from 100 to several hundred feet apart, that have produced polygonal patterns on the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, are believed to be giant desiccation cracks resulting from a secular trend toward aridity in the last few decades. Similar features on the Smoke Creek Desert probably have the same origin.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Giant desiccation fissures on the Black Rock and Smoke Creek Deserts, Nevada
Series title:
Science
Volume
133
Issue:
3461
Year Published:
1961
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1359
Last page:
1360
Number of Pages:
2