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Map Showing Geology, Oil and Gas Fields, and Geologic Provinces of the Arctic

Open-File Report 97-470- J
Compiled by: Felix M. Persits and Gregory F. Ulmishek

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Introduction

This CD-ROM was compiled according to the methodology developed by the U.S. Geological Survey's World Energy Project. The geologic map of the Arctic was compiled and synthesized from the Circumpolar Geological Map of the Arctic, by Okulitch A.V., Lopatin B.G., and Jackson H.R., scale 1:6,000,000, published by the Geological Survey of Canada in 1989 (see References ). Specific details of the data sources are given in the metadata files on this CD-ROM. Map units were kept as close as possible to original map (more than 100 unique values). These Arctic maps were compiled using Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc. (ESRI) ARC/INFO software. Political boundaries and cartographic representations on this map are shown (with permission) from ESRI's ArcWorld 1:3M digital coverage. They have no political significance and are displayed as general reference only. Portions of this database covering the coastline, rivers and country boundaries contain proprietary property of ESRI. (© 1992 and 1996, Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc. All rights reserved. The bathymetric data were derived from the International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO) which was downloaded from the NOAA web site. Oil and gas centerpoints were derived from Probe 4.0 database - proprietary property of Petroleum Information/Dwights LLC d/b/a/IHS Energy Group. Specific details of the data sources and map compilation are given in the metadata files on this CD-ROM.

Suggested Citation

Persits, F.M. and Ulmishek, G.F., 2003, Maps showing geology, oil and gas fields, and geologic provinces of the Arctic: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-470-J, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr97470J

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

ISSN: 0196-1497 (print)

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Maps showing geology, oil and gas fields, and geologic provinces of the Arctic
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 97-470
Chapter J
DOI 10.3133/ofr97470J
Year Published 2003
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y