Record (and inferred reconstruction) of the origin and development of the earth since its formation.
Extent of Pleistocene lakes in the western Great Basin [ More info] Map of Pleistocene pluvial lakes in the western Great Basin (Nevada, eastern California, southern Oregon). Includes metadata, online PDF map view, and downloadable ArcInfo export files, ArcView shapefiles, and TIFF files.
Fossil groups: Vertebrates [ More info] Information on vertebrate fossils and their use in paleontologic research in biostratigraphy, paleoclimatology, paleobiology, paleoecology, and earth history.
Fossils, rocks, and time [ More info] Booklet describes how paleontologists use the identification of fossils to recognize rocks of the same or different ages.
Geochronology [ More info] Description of the methods of geochronology used to estimate the dating of rocks and sediments with links to technique, equipment and contacts for a variety of methods.
Geochronology (Western Earth Surface Processes Team) [ More info] Description of the methods of geochronology, the science of dating, used by USGS scientists in geological research.
Geology and hydrogeology of the Florida Keys [ More info] Article on geology and hydrogeology of the Florida Keys with sections on Holocene and Pleistocene geology, water resources, and introduction with a brief history and overview of early studies.
Geology of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park and Potomac River Corridor, District of Columbia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia [ More info] Rocks representing a variety of tectonic and depositional environments outcrop along the canal and towpath and reveal the geologic history of the central Appalachian region from the Mesoproterozoic to Jurassic Period.
Geology of the Devonian Marcellus Shale--Valley and Ridge province, Virginia and West Virginia--a field trip guidebook for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Eastern Section Meeting, September 28-29, 2011 [ More info] Detailed background information with descriptions of sites and photos explaining the geology of this organic-rich shale unit that has recently become a significant source of natural gas resources.
Glossary of terms in paleontology [ More info] Dictionary of terms associated with paleontology with brief definitions.
Holocene evolution of Apalachicola Bay, Florida [ More info] Geophysical surveying, combined with analysis of sediment cores and radiometric dating were used to describe the likely history of formation of this area.
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