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Environmental quality and preservation - tiny windows to environmental change: the fascinating world of microfossils

Open-File Report 2002-192

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Abstract

Though small in size, calcareous (calcium carbonate) microfossils reveal volumes about geologic time, events, processes, and past climate. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has the capability to provide signifi cant scientifi c information based on microfossils that can be used to help resolve issues raised in many other disciplines. A source for pioneering investigations and new discoveries little recognized outside the fi eld, microfossils and the stories they tell lie preserved in the geologic record.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Environmental quality and preservation - tiny windows to environmental change: the fascinating world of microfossils
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2002-192
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2002
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
6 p.