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USGS research activities relevant to Alaska have yielded more than 9400 historical publications. This page features some of the most recent newsworthy research findings.

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2019 USGS Alaska Annual Science Report
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Aeromagnetic survey of the Chignik and Sutwik Island quadrangles: A section in The United States Geological Survey in Alaska: Accomplishments during 1980

The recently completed aeromagnetic survey of the Chignik and Sutwik Island quadrangles, on the Alaska Peninsula, is one of the most detailed systematic surveys ever made across a modern "volcanic arc" setting where both Holocene volcanic edifices and older volcanic centers occur (fig. 54).

Case, James E.; Cox, Dennis P.; Detra, David E.; Detterman, Robert L.; Wilson, Frederic H.

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Apparent episodicity of magmatic activity based on radiometric age determination: A section in The United States Geological Survey in Alaska: Accomplishments during 1980

Results of recent potassium-argon age studies in the Chignik region, Alaska, (Wilson, 1980; Wilson and others, 1982) have suggested a distinct episodicity in igneous activity during Tertiary time. To date work on the Aleutian magmatic arc indicates that plutonic activity took place along the present outer Pacific margin and in the northern Alaska-...

Wilson, Frederic H.; Shew, Nora B.

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Preliminary results of potassium-argon age determinations from the Ugashik quadrangle, Alaska Peninsula: A section in The United States Geological Survey in Alaska: Accomplishments during 1980

Early and preliminary results of potassiumargon dating work on samples from 12 sites in the Ugashik quadrangle indicate a continuation of the geologic trends seen in the Chignik and Sutwik Island quadrangles to the south (Wilson, 1980). Tertiary volcanic and hypabyssal rocks apparently fall into two age groups: early Tertiary-late Eocene to...

Wilson, Frederic H.; Shew, Nora B.

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Radiometric age file for Alaska: A section in The United States Geological Survey in Alaska: Accomplishments during 1980

The Alaska radiometric age file of the Branch of Alaskan Geology is a computer-based compilation of radiometric dates from the state of Alaska and the western parts of the Yukon Territory and British Columbia. More than 1800 age determinations from over 250 references have been entered in the file. References date back to 1958 and include both...

Shew, Nora B.; Wilson, Frederic H.

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Reconnaissance geochemical studies in the Bristol Bay, Ugashik, and Karluk quadrangles, Alaska: A section in The United States Geological Survey in Alaska: Accomplishments during 1980

Geochemical reconnaissance studies in the Bristol Bay, Ugashik, and Karluk quadrangles were completed with collection and analyses of more than 1,200 stream-sediment and heavy mineral-concentrate samples during 1979 and 1980. At least two areas of possible metallic mineral occurrence have been delineated by results of the analyses, geologic...

Detra, David E.; Detterman, Robert L.; Cox, Dennis P.; Wilson, Frederic H.; Theodore, Ted G.

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Geological Survey research 1981

This U.S. Geological Survey activities report includes a summary of 1981 fiscal year scientific and economic results accompanied by a list of geologic, hydrologic, and cartographic investigations in progress. The summary of results includes: (1) Mineral, (2) Water resources, (3) Engineering geology and hydrology, (4) Regional geology, (5)...

Geological Survey research 1981; 1982; PP; 1275; Geological Survey (U.S.)

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The United States Geological Survey in Alaska: Accomplishments during 1980

This report of accomplishments of the U.S. Geological Survey in Alaska during 1980 contains summary and topical accounts of results of studies in a wide range of topics of economic and scientific interest. In addition, many more detailed maps and reports are included in the lists of references cited for each article and in the appended...

Coonrad, Warren L.
The United States Geological Survey in Alaska: Accomplishments during 1980; 1982; CIR; 844; Coonrad, W. L.

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Net-mortality of Common Murres and Atlantic Puffins in Newfoundland, 1951-81

Band recoveries (N = 315) over 26 years (1951-77) and three surveys of seabird bycatch in inshore fishing nets (1972, 1980-81) indicate that there has been a substantial net-mortality of Atlantic Puffins (Fratercula arctica) and Common Murres (Uria aalge) in Newfoundland coastal waters for the past 2 decades. Offshore (e.g. Grand Banks) gill-...

Nettleship, David N.; Sanger, Gerald A.; Springer, Paul F.; Piatt, John F.; Nettleship, David N.; Threlfall, William

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Recent trends in the west Greenland salmon fishery, and implications for Thick-billed Murres

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, a high net-mortality of seabirds, particularly Thick-billed Murres (Uria lomvia), was associated with the west Greenland salmon fishery. Since 1972, the domestic fishery has been controlled by quotas and fishery opening dates and non-Greenlandic offshore drift-net fishery was phased out in 1975. These...

Piatt, John F.; Reddin, David G.

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Population and status of Emperor Geese along the north side of the Alaska Peninsula

We gathered information on the timing of spring and autumn migration of Emperor Geese Anser canagicus from Nelson Lagoon, the age ratios of geese during autumn migration, and the numbers of geese in estuaries along the north side of the Alaska Peninsula and Bristol Bay during spring and autumn migration. Birds staged in most of the lagoons and...

Petersen, Margaret R.; Gill, Robert E.

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Tertiary volcanic and hypabyssal rocks in the Ugashik quadrangle: A section in Geological Survey research 1981

Potassium-argon dating of volcanic and hypabyssal rocks from the Ugashik quadrangle by F. H. Wilson and Nora Shew indicates that these rocks fall into the same two age groupings as those of the Chignik and Sutwik Island quadrangles to the south. Rocks of late Eocene to earliest Miocene and latest Miocene to Holocene age are found in both areas....

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Shorebirds of the eastern Bering Sea

Largely on the basis of work conducted in western Alaska since 1975, we present an overview of the shorebird resources of the region and discuss their relationship to the littoral and supralittoral habitats of the area. Thirty species of shorebirds occur regularly and comprise an important component of the eastern Bering Sea ecosystem. For a third...

Calder, J.A.; Hood, Donald W.

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