The U.S. Geological Survey in Alaska; 1981 programs

Circular 843
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Edited by: Katherine M. Reed



This Circular describes the 1981 programs and projects of the U.S. Geological Survey in Alaska. A brief description of the Alaskan operations of each office and division of the Survey is followed by project descriptions arranged by geographic regions in which the work takes place. The largest program at present is related to oil and gas exploration, but programs also include mineral appraisal, water-resource studies, volcanic and seismic programs, topographic mapping, glaciological and geohazard studies, and many other activities. Alaska is the largest and the least populated, least explored, and least developed of the Nation 's States. The land area contains 375 million acres and comprises 16 percent of the onshore land and more than half of the Outer Continental Shelf of the Nation. After Native and State of Alaska land selections of 44 million acres have been made, approximately 60 percent, 225 million acres, of Alaska land will remain under Federal jurisdiction. Federal lands in Alaska then will comprise approximately 30 percent of all onshore land in the Nation 's public domain. (USGS)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title The U.S. Geological Survey in Alaska; 1981 programs
Series title Circular
Series number 843
DOI 10.3133/cir843
Edition -
Year Published 1981
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geol. Survey,
Description 111 p. :ill. ;26 cm.
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