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Geologic studies in Alaska by the U.S. Geological Survey, 1995

Professional Paper 1574

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Abstract

This is a collection of 20 papers that provide information on issues pertaining to environment and climate, hazards, resources, and geologic framework. Environmental geochemistry of parts of southwestern and south-central Alaska is the focus of four articles. A study of paleoclimate discusses emergent, postglacial lake shorelines in southwestern Alaska Two papers address geologic hazards. The first assesses ground deformation in Katmai National Park at Novarupta Dome, site of the largest volcanic eruption in this century, and the second evaluates earthquake risks related to the 'Twin Peak Fault' near Anchorage. Resources, including metallic minerals in Northern, Southwestern, and Southeastern Alaska and coal in south-central Alaska, are discussed in four articles. Nine geologic framework studies apply a variety of techniques to a wide range of subjects throughout Alaska, including tectonics, geophysics, geochronology, biostratigraphy, sedimentology, paleogeography, and paleomagnetism. Two bibliographies list reports about Alaska in USGS publications released in 1995 and in outside publications by USGS authors.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Geologic studies in Alaska by the U.S. Geological Survey, 1995
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1574
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1997
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
328 p.; only pages 83 - 92 currently available online