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Volcano Science Center

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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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Year Published: 1978

The United States Geological Survey in Alaska: Accomplishments during 1977

United States Geological Survey projects in Alaska study a wide range of topics of economic and scientific interest. Work done in 1977 includes contributions to economic geology, regional geology, stratigraphy, engineering geology, hydrology, and marine geology. Many maps and reports covering various aspects of the geology and mineral and water...

Johnson, Kathleen M.
The United States Geological Survey in Alaska; accomplishments during 1977; 1978; CIR; 772-B; Edited by Johnson, Kathleen M.

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Arsenic in streams, stream sediments, and ground water, Fairbanks area, Alaska

Arsenic concentrations of less than 5 ppb to as large as 1,260 ppb in stream waters and from 5 ppm to 4,000 ppm in stream sediments were found in the Pedro Dome-Cleary Summit area, Alaska. Waters from three of 20 wells sampled had arsenic concentrations exceeding the U.S. Public Health Service recommended limit of 50 ppb. The high arsenic levels...

Wilson, Frederic H.; Hawkins, D.B.

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Year Published: 1978

BKD vertical transmission

Bullock, G.L.; Stuckey, H.M.; Mulcahy, D.M.
BKD vertical transmission; 1978; Article; Journal; Fish Health Section Newsletter; Bullock, G. L.; Stuckey, H. M.; Mulcahy, D. M.

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Year Published: 1978

Corynebacterial kidney disease: Egg transmission following iodophore disinfection

Bullock, G.L.; Stuckey, H.M.; Mulcahy, D.M.
Corynebacterial kidney disease: Egg transmission following iodophore disinfection; 1978; Article; Journal; Fish Health News; Bullock, G. L.; Stuckey, H. M.; Mulcahy, D. M.

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Year Published: 1977

Breeding avifauna of the south San Francisco Bay estuary

San Francisco Bay represents one of the largest estuarine areas on the Pacific Coast of North America. Its open waters, tidal flats, tidal marshes and solar evaporation ponds provide critical foraging, resting and breeding habitat for migratory and resident birds. The avifauna of San Francisco Bay has received considerable attention; however,...

Gill, Robert E.

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Unusual foraging by a fork-tailed storm-petrel

While conducting an offshore bird census from the sea beach at Nelson Lagoon, Alaska Peninsula (56°00'N, 161°10'W) at 1700 on 17 September 1976 1 saw a Fork-tailed Storm Petrel (Oceanodroma f. furcata) feeding on the beached remains of an adult gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) that had been trapped by ice and died the previous April. I watched...

Gill, Robert E.

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Year Published: 1976

On the foraging and prey selection of nesting Caspian Terns

No abstract available.

Gill, Robert E.

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Year Published: 1976

Radiocarbon dates from Alaska, Yukon Territory, and British Columbia

No abstract available.

Wilson, Frederic H.; Young, M. Springer

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Ground-water quality beneath solid-waste disposal sites at anchorage, Alaska

Studies at three solid-waste disposal sites in the Anchorage area suggest that differences in local geohydrologic conditions influence ground-water quality. A leachate was detected in ground water within and beneath two sites where the water table is very near land surface and refuse is deposited either at or below the water table in some parts of...

Zenone, Chester; Donaldson, D.E.; Grunwaldt, J.J.
Ground-water quality beneath solid-waste disposal sites at anchorage, Alaska; 1975; Article; Journal; Groundwater; Zenone, Chester ; Donaldson, D. E.; Grunwaldt, J. J.

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Radiometric age map of Aleutian Islands

This map includes published, thesis, and open-file radiometric data available to us as of June, 1975. Some dates are not plotted because of inadequate location data in the original references.The map is divided into five sections, based on 1:1,000,000 scale enlargements of the National Atlas maps of Alaska. Within each section (e.g., southeastern...

Wilson, Frederic H.; Turner, D.L.

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Radiometric age map of northern Alaska

This map includes published, thesis, and open-file radiometric data available to us as of June, 1975. Some dates are not plotted because of inadequate location data in the original references.The map is divided into five sections, based on 1:1,000,000 scale enlargements of the National Atlas maps of Alaska. Within each section (e.g., southeastern...

Wilson, Frederic H.; Turner, D.L.

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