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Stratigraphic notes—Volume 1, 2022

July 7, 2023

This is the first volume in the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) series of reports on stratigraphy entitled “Stratigraphic Notes,” which consists of short papers that highlight stratigraphic studies, changes in stratigraphic nomenclature, and explanations of stratigraphic names and concepts used on published geologic maps. “Stratigraphic Notes” is a long-term (multiyear), multivolume publication containing articles that address updates or revisions to stratigraphic nomenclature (and whose content ultimately will be incorporated by National Geologic Map Database personnel into Geolex,

We welcome papers for the “Stratigraphic Notes” series from geoscientists of the USGS, of State Geological Surveys, and from academicians. Papers can be submitted for publication in “Stratigraphic Notes” by contacting the USGS Geologic Names Committee ( As new “Stratigraphic Notes” volumes are published, links to the volumes will be posted at

This first volume ("Stratigraphic notes—Volume 1, 2022") includes articles that provide guidance for those who wish to submit papers to “Stratigraphic Notes,” as well as information on how to make your manuscripts compliant for geologic names reviews and how to organize your paper’s content to facilitate inclusion of new or revised names in Geolex. This volume also includes some specific guidance on conducting geologic names reviews of geologic and hydrogeologic reports.

Publication Year 2023
Title Stratigraphic notes—Volume 1, 2022
DOI 10.3133/pp1879V1
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Professional Paper
Series Number 1879
Index ID pp1879V1
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Florence Bascom Geoscience Center; National Cooperative Geologic Mapping