The geology of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park region of Tennessee and North Carolina was studied from 1993 to 2003 as part of a cooperative investigation by the U.S. Geological Survey with the National Park Service (NPS). This work resulted in a 1:100,000-scale geologic map derived from mapping that was conducted at scales of 1:24,000 and 1:62,500. The geologic data are intended to support cooperative investigations with the NPS, the development of a new soil map by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory. In response to a request by the NPS, we mapped previously unstudied areas, revised the geology where problems existed, and developed a map database for use in interdisciplinary research, land management, and interpretive programs for park visitors.
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USGS Numbered Series
Geologic map of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park region, Tennessee and North Carolina
Scientific Investigations Map
U.S. Geological Survey
Appalachian Blue Ridge Project
Pamplhet: viii, 54 p.; 1 Map: 54.64 x 30.94 inches