Lewis and Clark's observations and measurements of geomorphology and hydrology, and changes with time

Circular 1246
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Abstract

Two VERY different men, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, joined to J, ~ake the first recorded set of scientific observations and measurements of geomorphology and hydrology west of the Mississippi River. They did not limit themselves to these two scientific topics but were true naturalists, making observations and measurements related to astronomy (Large, 1979; Bedini, 1984; Plamondon, 1991; Bergantino, 1998), biology (Cutright, 1969), ecology, ethnology (Ronda, 1984a), geology (Bluemle, 2001; Bergantino, 1998), and phenology, as well as to the general geographical understanding of the arrangements of rivers and other topographical features of the trans-Mississippi West (Allen, 1975) .

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Lewis and Clark's observations and measurements of geomorphology and hydrology, and changes with time
Series title Circular
Series number 1246
DOI 10.3133/cir1246
Year Published 2003
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Dakota Water Science Center, North Dakota Water Science Center
Description viii, 110 p.