Pre-fieldwork surveys

Edited by: Ian ShennanAntony J. Long, and Benajamin P. Horton



In sea-level studies, initial surveys at the office or library can increase a project’s likelihood of success. Pre-fieldwork surveys should begin with a thorough review of prior research literature that appraises available data, identifies data gaps, and places the project objectives into a broader scientific context. Whereas peer reviewed journal articles may contain a wealth of research findings, often the most useful maps, historical documents, images, and other data critical for sea-level research are discovered by searching government files, libraries, museums, unpublished reports, or, increasingly, online digital data collections. 

Additional publication details

Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Pre-fieldwork surveys
Chapter 3
DOI 10.1002/9781118452547
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Contributing office(s) Alaska Science Center Geology Minerals
Description 20 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Handbook
Larger Work Title Handbook of sea-level research
First page 27
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