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Climate variation and its effects on our land and water : Part B, Current research by the Geological Survey

Circular 776-B

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Abstract

To better coordinate information being generated by the U.S. Geological Survey, a workshop was convened near Denver, Colo., on December 7-9, 1976, to exchange ideas about research that is oriented toward climate, climate variation, and the effects of climate on the Nation 's land and water resources. This is the first circular of a three-part report resulting from that workshop. Hydrologic records provide information to the earth scientist about the responses of ground water, surface water, and glaciers to climatic change; geologic sequences provide evidence of earth-surface water, and glaciers to climatic change; geologic sequences provide evidence of earth-surface responses to climatic change; biological records yield information about the effects of climatic change on the Earth 's biota; archeological records tell us where and how man was able to live under changing climatic conditions; and historical records allow the specific effects of short-term changes in climate to be accurately documented. The interrelation between present and past geologic environments, various methods of study , and the span of time over which the results can be applied are shown in a table. (Woodard-USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Climate variation and its effects on our land and water : Part B, Current research by the Geological Survey
Series title:
Circular
Series number:
776
Chapter:
B
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1978
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey ;distributed by Branch of Distribution, U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
3 v. :ill., maps ;26 cm. --