Devils Hole, Nevada--A Primer

Fact Sheet 2012-3021
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This fact sheet summarizes the multifaceted research of the U.S. Geological Survey—published in diverse outlets—that focuses on the subaqueous cavern Devils Hole in Nevada. Questions addressed in the fact sheet are: What is Devils Hole? Why is Devils Hole of interest to paleoclimatologists? How was the isotopic record from the Devils Hole vein calcite dated? What paleoclimate phenomena are recorded by the Devils Hole stable isotopic time series? Where can one find the isotopic records? What contributions has Devils Hole research made to the field of paleoclimatology, paleohydrology, and geochemistry? What does Devils Hole reveal about how long we can expect the present interglaciation to last? What are some practical applications of the Devils Hole findings? Why is Devils Hole of interest to zoologists?

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Devils Hole, Nevada--A Primer
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2012-3021
DOI 10.3133/fs20123021
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Water Resources National Research Program
Description 6 p.
Country United States
State Nevada
Other Geospatial Devils Hole
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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