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Preliminary geologic investigation of the Apollo 12 landing site: Part B: photometric and polarimetric properties of the lunar regolith

Several special, as well as general, photometric and polarimetric studies of the lunar regolith in the vicinity of the Apollo 12 landing site have been undertaken by means of the black-and-white photographs obtained on the geologic traverse during the second extravehicular activity (EVA) period.

Holt, H.E.; Rennilson, J.J.
Preliminary geologic investigation of the Apollo 12 landing site: Part B: photometric and polarimetric properties of the lunar regolith; 1970; Book chapter; 235; Federal Government Series; Apollo 12 preliminary science report (NASA SP-235); Holt, H. E.; Rennilson, J. J.

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Effects of the earthquake of March 27, 1964, on the Alaska Railroad: Chapter D in The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: effects on transportation, communications, and utilities

In the 1964 Alaska earthquake, the federally owned Alaska Railroad sustained damage of more than $35 million: 54 percent of the cost for port facilities; 25 percent, roadbed and track; 9 percent, buildings and utilities; 7 percent, bridges and culverts; and 5 percent, landslide removal. Principal causes of damage were: (1) landslides, landslide-...

McCulloch, David S.; Bonilla, Manuel G.
Effects of the earthquake of March 27, 1964, on the Alaska Railroad: Chapter D in The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: effects on transportation, communications, and utilities; 1970; PP; 545-D; The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: effects on transportation, communications, and utilities (Professional Paper 545); McCulloch, David S.; Bonilla, Manuel G.

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Map showing relative amounts of landslides in California

Radbruch, Dorothy H.; Crowther, Kenneth C.
Map showing relative amounts of landslides in California; 1970; OFR; 70-270; Radbruch, Dorothy H.; Crowther, Kenneth C.

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The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: lessons and conclusions

One of the greatest earthquakes of all time struck south-central Alaska on March 27, 1964. Strong motion lasted longer than for most recorded earthquakes, and more land surface was dislocated, vertically and horizontally, than by any known previous temblor. Never before were so many effects on earth processes and on the works of man available for...

Eckel, Edwin B.
The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: lessons and conclusions; 1970; PP; 546; Eckel, Edwin B.

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Interstitial water studies on small core samples, Deep Sea Drilling Project, Leg 5

Leg 5 samples fall into two categories with respect to interstitial water composition: 1) rapidly deposited terrigenous or appreciably terrigenous deposits, such as in Hole 35 (western Escanaba trough, off Cape Mendocino, California); and, 2) slowly deposited pelagic clays and biogenic muds and oozes. Interstitial waters in the former show modest...

Manheim, F.T.; Chan, K.M.; Sayles, F.L.

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Mechanism of the Chilean Earthquakes of May 21 and 22, 1960

The Chilean earthquake sequence of May 21–22, 1960, was accompanied by linear zones of tectonic warping, including both uplift and subsidence relative to sea level. The region involved is more than 200 km wide and about 1000 km long, and lies along the continental margin between latitude 37° and 48° S. Significant horizontal strains accompanied...

Plafker, George; Savage, James C.

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Interstitial water studies on small core samples, Deep Sea Drilling Project, Leg 3

Eleven samples of fluids which had been squeezed on board ship, and four, packaged sediment samples were received in our laboratories. As in Leg 2, the volumes of fluid available were scanty and did not permit multiple determinations of constituents in many of the samples; in Hole 21 the fluid available sufficed only for refractometer readings (a...

Manheim, F.T.; Chan, K.M.; Kerr, D.; Sunda, W.

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Geologic setting of the lunar samples returned by the Apollo 11 mission

Shoemaker, E.M.; Bailey, N.G.; Batson, R.M.; Dahlem, D.H.; Foss, T.H.; Grolier, M.J.; Goddard, E.N.; Hait, M.H.; Holt, H.E.; Larson, K.B.; Rennilson, J.J.; Schaber, G.G.; Schleicher, D.L.; Schmitt, H.H.; Sutton, R.L.; Swann, G.A.; Waters, A.C.; West, M.N.
Geologic setting of the lunar samples returned by the Apollo 11 mission; 1969; Book chapter; 214; Federal Government Series; Apollo 11 preliminary science report (NASA SP-214); Shoemaker, E. M.; Bailey, N. G.; Batson, R. M.; Dahlem, D. H.; Foss, T. H.; Grolier, M. J.; Goddard, E. N.; Hait, M. H.; Holt, H. E.; Larson, K. B.; Rennilson, J. J.; Schaber, G. G.; Schleicher, D. L.; Schmitt, H. H.; Sutton, R. L.; Swann, G. A.; Waters, A. C.; West, M. N.

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History of the geomagnetic field

Direct measurements of the direction and strength of the earth's magnetic field have provided a knowledge of the field's form and behavior during the last few hundreds of years. For older times, however, it has been necessary to measure the magnetism of certain rocks to learn what the geomagnetic field was like. For example, when a lava flow...

Doell, Richard R.
History of the geomagnetic field; 1969; Article; Journal; Journal of Applied Physics; Doell, R. R.

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The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: effects on communities

This is the second in a series of six reports that the U.S. Geological Survey published on the results of a comprehensive geologic study that began, as a reconnaissance survey, within 24 hours after the March 27, 1964, Magnitude 9.2 Great Alaska Earthquake and extended, as detailed investigations, through several field seasons. The 1964 Great...

Hansen, Wallace R.; Kachadoorian, Reuben; Coulter, Henry W.; Migliaccio, Ralph R.; Waller, Roger M.; Stanley, Kirk W.; Lemke, Richard W.; Plafker, George; Eckel, Edwin B.; Mayo, Lawrence R.
The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: effects on communities; 1969; PP; 542; Hansen, Wallace R.; Kachadoorian, Reuben; Coulter, Henry W.; Migliaccio, Ralph R.; Waller, Roger M.; Stanley, Kirk W.; Lemke, Richard W.; Plafker, George; Eckel, Edwin B.; Mayo, Lawrence R.

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Effects of the earthquake of March 27, 1964, on various communities: Chapter G in The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: effects on communities

The 1964 earthquake caused wide-spread damage to inhabited places throughout more than 60,000 square miles of south-central Alaska. This report describes damage to all communities in the area except Anchorage, Whittier, Homer, Valdez, Seward, the communities of the Kodiak group of islands, and communities in the Copper River Basin; these were...

Plafker, George; Kachadoorian, Reuben; Eckel, Edwin B.; Mayo, Lawrence R.
Effects of the earthquake of March 27, 1964, on various communities: Chapter G in The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: effects on communities; 1969; PP; 542-G; The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: effects on communities (Professional Paper 542); Plafker, George; Kachadoorian, Reuben; Eckel, Edwin B.; Mayo, Lawrence R.

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Erosion and deposition on a beach raised by the 1964 earthquake, Montague Island, Alaska: Chapter H in The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: regional effects

During the 1964 Alaska earthquake, tectonic deformation uplifted the southern end of Montague Island as much as 33 feet or more. The uplifted shoreline is rapidly being modified by subaerial and marine processes. The new raised beach is formed in bedrock, sand, gravel, and deltaic bay-head deposits, and the effect of each erosional process was...

Kirkby, M.J.; Kirkby, Anne V.
Erosion and deposition on a beach raised by the 1964 earthquake, Montague Island, Alaska: Chapter H in The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: regional effects; 1969; PP; 543-H; The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: regional effects (Professional Paper 543); Kirkby, M. J.; Kirkby, Anne V.