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The morphology and chronology of a landslide near Dillon Dam, Dillon, Colorado

Investigations were made of a landslide at the Dillon Dam site, Dillon, Colo., that included detailed laboratory and field analyses of the mineralogy, chemistry, and physical properties of landslide materials and the bedrock formations from which they were derived. These investigations provide an understanding of the relative importance of various...

Wahlstrom, E.E.; Nichols, T.C.

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Seismic seiches from the March 1964 Alaska earthquake: Chapter E in The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: effects on hydrologic regimen

Seismic seiches caused by the Alaska earthquake of March 27, 1964, were recorded at more than 850 surface-water gaging stations in North America and at 4 in Australia. In the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, 763 of 6,435 gages registered seiches. Nearly all the seismic seiches were recorded at teleseismic distance. This is the first...

McGarr, Arthur; Vorhis, Robert C.
Seismic seiches from the March 1964 Alaska earthquake: Chapter E in The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: effects on hydrologic regimen; 1968; PP; 544-E; The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: effects on the hydrologic regimen (Professional Paper 544); McGarr, Arthur; Vorhis, Robert C.

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A limitation of first generation Lunar Orbiter negatives as applied to photoclinometry

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Gambell, Neil; Lucchitta, Baerbel K.
A limitation of first generation Lunar Orbiter negatives as applied to photoclinometry; 1968; OFR; 69-101; Gambell, Neil; Lucchitta, Baerbel K.

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Effects of the Alaska earthquake of March 27, 1964, on shore processes and beach morphology: Chapter J in The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: regional effects

Some 10,000 miles of shoreline in south-central Alaska was affected by the subsidence or uplift associated with the great Alaska earthquake of March 27, 1964. The changes in shoreline processes and beach morphology that were suddenly initiated by the earthquake were similar to those ordinarily caused by gradual changes in sea level operating over...

Stanley, Kirk W.
Effects of the Alaska earthquake of March 27, 1964, on shore processes and beach morphology: Chapter J in The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: regional effects; 1968; PP; 543-J; The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: regional effects (Professional Paper 543); Stanley, Kirk W.

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Effects of the earthquake of March 27, 1964, on the Alaska highway system: Chapter C in The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: effects on transportation, communications, and utilities

The great earthquake that struck Alaska about 5:36 p.m., Alaska standard time, Friday, March 27, 1964 (03:36:1.3.0, Greenwich mean time, March 28, 1964), severely crippled the highway system in the south-central part of the State. All the major highways and most secondary roads were impaired. Damage totaled more than $46 million, well over $25...

Kachadoorian, Reuben
Effects of the earthquake of March 27, 1964, on the Alaska highway system: Chapter C in The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: effects on transportation, communications, and utilities; 1968; PP; 545-C; The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: effects on transportation, communications, and utilities (Professional Paper 545); Kachadoorian, Reuben

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Slope stability programs for the city of Rio de Janeiro and environs and the landslide disaster of the Serra das Araras escarpment, Brazil, 1967

Jones, Fred O.
Slope stability programs for the city of Rio de Janeiro and environs and the landslide disaster of the Serra das Araras escarpment, Brazil, 1967; 1968; OFR; 68-154; Jones, Fred Oscar

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Surface seismic measurements of the Project GASBUGGY explosion at intermediate distance ranges

Project GASBUGGY was an experiment performed by the Atomic Energy Commission, the El Paso Natural Gas Company, and the Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior, to determine the effectiveness of a method for increasing the recovery of natural gas by large-scale fracturing of a gas-bearing formation with an underground nuclear explosion....

Warren, David H.; Jackson, W.H.
Surface seismic measurements of the Project GASBUGGY explosion at intermediate distance ranges; 1968; OFR; 68-315; Warren, David H.; Jackson, W. H.

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The geochronology of foraminiferal ooze deposits in the "Southern Ocean"

Many cores raised from the Drake Passage are characterized by alternating zones of foraminiferal ooze and sandysilt. Cores raised from the East Pacific Rise are foraminiferal ooze or alternating siliceous and carbonate ooze. The uranium and thorium concentrations and isotopic ratios in foraminifers separated from these cores were measured by alpha...

Holmes, Charles W.; Osmond, J.K.; Goodell, H.G.
The geochronology of foraminiferal ooze deposits in the "Southern Ocean"; 1968; Article; Journal; Earth and Planetary Science Letters; Holmes, Charles W.; Osmond, J. K.; Goodell, H. G.

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The Parkfield-Cholame, California, earthquakes of June-August, 1966; instrumental seismic studies

U.S. Geological Survey instrumental seismic studies in the Parkfield-Cholame area consist of three related parts that were undertaken as pilot studies in a program designed to develop improved tools and concepts for investigating the properties and behavior of the San Andreas fault. These studies include: 1. The long=term monitoring of the seismic...

Eaton, Jerry P.
The Parkfield-Cholame, California, earthquakes of June-August, 1966; instrumental seismic studies; 1967; USGS Unnumbered Series; 1; Eaton, Jerry P.

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Effects of the March 1964 Alaska earthquake on glaciers: Chapter D in The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: effects on hydrologic regimen

The 1964 Alaska earthquake occurred in a region where there are many hundreds of glaciers, large and small. Aerial photographic investigations indicate that no snow and ice avalanches of large size occurred on glaciers despite the violent shaking. Rockslide avalanches extended onto the glaciers in many localities, seven very large ones occurring...

Post, Austin
Effects of the March 1964 Alaska earthquake on glaciers: Chapter D in The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: effects on hydrologic regimen; 1967; PP; 544-D; The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: effects on the hydrologic regimen (Professional Paper 544); Post, Austin

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Effects of the earthquake of March 27, 1964, at Seward, Alaska: Chapter E in The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: effects on communities

Seward, in south-central Alaska, was one of the towns most devastated by the Alaska earthquake of March 27, 1964. The greater part of Seward is built on an alluvial fan-delta near the head of Resurrection Bay on the southeast coast of the Kenai Peninsula. It is one of the few ports in south-central Alaska that is ice free all year, and the town’s...

Lemke, Richard W.
Effects of the earthquake of March 27, 1964, at Seward, Alaska: Chapter E in The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: effects on communities; 1967; PP; 542-E; The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: effects on communities (Professional Paper 542); Lemke, Richard W.

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Effects of the earthquake of March 27, 1964, on the communities of Kodiak and nearby islands: Chapter F in The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: effects on communities

The great earthquake (Richter magnitude of 8.4–8.5) that struck south-central Alaska at 5:36 p.m., Alaska standard time, on March 27, 1964 (03:36, March 28, Greenwich mean time), was felt in every community on Kodiak Island and the nearby islands. It was the most severe earthquake to strike this part of Alaska in modern time, and took the lives of...

Kachadoorian, Reuben; Plafker, George
Effects of the earthquake of March 27, 1964, on the communities of Kodiak and nearby islands: Chapter F in The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: effects on communities; 1967; PP; 542-F; The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: effects on communities (Professional Paper 542); Kachadoorian, Reuben; Plafker, George