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Quaternary geology and ecology of the Greater Yellowstone area

January 1, 2003

This field guide focuses on the glacial geology, ecology, paleoecology, caldera unrest, and archeology in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks and vicinity (Fig. 1). Some previous field guides of Yellowstone are Locke et al. (1995) for the Yellowstone valley, Fournier et al. (1994) for hydrothermal and volcanic geology of Yellowstone, and Pierce and Good (1992) for the Quaternary of Jackson Hole. Non–technical overviews of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are Good and Pierce (1996) and Smith and Siegel (2000). Geologic maps are: Grand Teton (Love et al., 1992), and Yellowstone (bedrock and surficial geology (USGS, 1972a; 1972b). Christiansen (2001) extensively describes Yellowstone’s volcanic geology, and Pierce (1979) describes the glacial geology of the northern Yellowstone region. We suggest that you obtain detailed maps.

Publication Year 2003
Title Quaternary geology and ecology of the Greater Yellowstone area
Authors Kenneth L. Pierce, Don G. Despain, Cathy Whitlock, Kenneth P. Cannon, Grant A. Meyer, Lisa Morgan, Joseph M. Licciardi
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Index ID 70159994
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center