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Arctic stream processes--an annotated bibliography

Water Supply Paper 2065

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Abstract

This bibliography selectively summarizes investigations to date (1978) dealing with the physical processes of streams in the Arctic. The specialized annotations include aspects of stream processes described in subordinate parts of general papers on the arctic environment and therefore not evident in author-abstract bibliographies. Foreign contributions--Canadian, Scandinavian, and Russian--are summarized, in the case of Russian literature primarily by means of papers in translation journals. Until 1970 the role of streams in development of the arctic landscape was commonly considered subordinate to that of glacial and frost-related processes. This conclusion changed, however, with the findings of the many new studies begun in response to oil and gas discoveries in the late 1960's. The conclusions of these studies, made to provide both the engineering data for resource development and the information to assess the impacts of that development, were in general agreement that stream processes throughout most of the Arctic were significantly more important than previously had been thought.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Arctic stream processes--an annotated bibliography
Series title:
Water Supply Paper
Series number:
2065
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1979
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Govt. Print. Off.,
Description:
iii, 78 p. ; 24 cm.