The Quaternary Period in the United States


Author: Alan R. Gillespie,Stephen C. Porter,Brian F. Atwater
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780444514714
Category: Science
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Full text e-book available as part of the Elsevier ScienceDirect Earth and Planetary Sciences subject collection.

Juneau Icefield Research Project (1949-1958)


Author: Cal Heusser
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080489315
Category: Science
Page: 254
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The Juneau Icefield Research Project (JIRP) was formed to find a prototype area to study Alaska's coastal glaciers and trends in climatic change. For the past 57 years JIRP has conducted a systematic study of key receding and advancing glaciers, including Lemon Creek and Taku Glaciers. From this study, a model has been developed to study the mass balance of these glaciers and their relation to general atmospheric circulation. Taku's mass balance was expected to provide a meaningful assessment of flakier climate relations and environmental trends, specifically the increase in atmospheric trace element pollution and global warming. Juneau Icefield Research Project (1949-1958) is represented by 15 chapters, organized in four parts: Background of the Project, Early Years of the Project (1949-1952, Later Years of the Project (1953-1958), and Summation and Epilogue. After describing the Project's background, Chapters 3 through 12 cover year-by-year activities, personnel, logistics, and research of the Taku and Lemon Creek Glaciers. These chapters included day-to-day journal entries that represent a record of the informal itineraries covering the course of the study. Chapters 13 and 14 summarize glaciological findings on Taku Glacier and the status of hydrological budgets on Lemon Creek Glacier through the International Geophysical year (1957-19658). The final chapter of the text is an overview of paleoecological work by the Project in North Pacific America brought into the context of modern research with the recognition of glacier-climate cycles. * Documents the study Juneau Icefield Research Project on a year-by-year account covering activities, personnel, logistics and research * Discusses the model developed from the JIRP and explains its importance in predicting future climate changes * Presents the information with day-to-day journal entries, making the text attractive and easy to read

Late Quaternary Environments of the United States

The Late Pleistocene
Author: Herbert Edgar Wright,Stephen C. Porter
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 145290796X
Category: Science
Page: 433
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Advances in Quaternary Entomology


Author: Scott Elias
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080958491
Category: Science
Page: 304
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Advances in Quaternary Entomology addresses the science of fossil insects by demonstrating their immense contribution to our knowledge of the paleoenvironmental and climatological record of the past 2.6 million years. In this comprehensive survey of the field, Scott A. Elias recounts development of scholarship, reviews the fossil insect record from Quaternary deposits throughout the world, and points to rewarding areas for future research. The study of Quaternary entomology is becoming an important tool in understanding past environmental changes. Most insects are quite specific as to habitat requirements, and those in non-island environments have undergone almost no evolutionary change in the Quaternary period. We therefore can use their modern ecological requirements as a basis for interpreting what past environments must have been like. Describes and identifies principal characteristics of fossil insect groups of the Quaternary period Ties Quaternary insect studies to the larger field of paleoecology Offers global coverage of the subject with specific regional examples Illustrates specific methods and procedures for conducting research in Quaternary Entomology Offers unique insight into overlying trends and broader implications of Quaternary climate change based on insect life of the period

Late Quaternary Environments of the United States

The Late Pleistocene
Author: Herbert Edgar Wright,Stephen C. Porter
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 145290796X
Category: Science
Page: 433
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Paleoamerican Odyssey


Author: Kelly E. Graf,Caroline V. Ketron,Michael R. Waters
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1623492335
Category: Social Science
Page: 584
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As research continues on the earliest migration of modern humans into North and South America, the current state of knowledge about these first Americans is continually evolving. Especially with recent advances in human genomic studies, both of living populations and ancient skeletal remains, new light is being shed in the ongoing quest toward understanding the full complexity and timing of prehistoric migration patterns. Paleoamerican Odyssey collects thirty-one studies presented at the 2013 conference by the same name, hosted in Santa Fe, New Mexico, by the Center for the Study of the First Americans at Texas A&M University. Providing an up-to-date view of the current state of knowledge in paleoamerican studies, the research gathered in this volume, presented by leaders in the field, focuses especially on late Pleistocene Northeast Asia, Beringia, and North and South America, as well as dispersal routes, molecular genetics, and Clovis and pre-Clovis archaeology.

A Paradox of Power

Voices of Warning and Reason in the Geosciences
Author: Charles W. Welby,Monica E. Gowan
Publisher: Geological Society of America
ISBN: 0813741122
Category: Science
Page: 185
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The papers in this volume illustrate issues and opportunities confronting geologists as they bring their knowledge and understanding to bear in matters related to public health and welfare.

Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science


Author: Scott Elias,Cary Mock
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0444536426
Category: Science
Page: 3888
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The second revised edition of the Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, provides both students and professionals with an up-to-date reference work on this important and highly varied area of research. There are lots of new articles, and many of the articles that appeared in the first edition have been updated to reflect advances in knowledge since 2006, when the original articles were written. The second edition will contain about 375 articles, written by leading experts around the world. This major reference work is richly illustrated with more than 3,000 illustrations, most of them in colour. Research in the Quaternary sciences has advanced greatly in the last 10 years, especially since topics like global climate change, geologic hazards and soil erosion were put high on the political agenda. This second edition builds upon its award-winning predecessor to provide the reader assured quality along with essential updated coverage Contains 357 broad-ranging articles (4310 pages) written at a level that allows undergraduate students to understand the material, while providing active researchers with a ready reference resource for information in the field. Facilitates teaching and learning The first edition was regarded by many as the most significant single overview of Quaternary science ever, yet Editor-in-Chief, Scott Elias, has managed to surpass that in this second edition by securing even more expert reviews whilst retaining his renowned editorial consistency that enables readers to navigates seamlessly from one unfamiliar topic to the next

Late Pleistocene and Holocene Environmental Change on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington


Author: Daniel G. Gavin,Linda B. Brubaker
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319110144
Category: Science
Page: 142
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This study brings together decades of research on the modern natural environment of Washington's Olympic Peninsula, reviews past research on paleoenvironmental change since the Late Pleistocene, and finally presents paleoecological records of changing forest composition and fire over the last 14,000 years. The focus of this study is on the authors’ studies of five pollen records from the Olympic Peninsula. Maps and other data graphics are used extensively. Paleoecology can effectively address some of these challenges we face in understanding the biotic response to climate change and other agents of change in ecosystems. First, species responses to climate change are mediated by changing disturbance regimes. Second, biotic hotspots today suggest a long-term maintenance of diversity in an area, and researchers approach the maintenance of diversity from a wide range and angles (CITE). Mountain regions may maintain biodiversity through significant climate change in ‘refugia’: locations where components of diversity retreat to and expand from during periods of unfavorable climate (Keppel et al., 2012). Paleoecological studies can describe the context for which biodiversity persisted through time climate refugia. Third, the paleoecological approach is especially suited for long-lived organisms. For example, a tree species that may typically reach reproductive sizes only after 50 years and remain fertile for 300 years, will experience only 30 to 200 generations since colonizing a location after Holocene warming about 11,000 years ago. Thus, by summarizing community change through multiple generations and natural disturbance events, paleoecological studies can examine the resilience of ecosystems to disturbances in the past, showing how many ecosystems recover quickly while others may not (Willis et al., 2010).

Quaternary Glaciations - Extent and Chronology

Part II: North America
Author: J. Ehlers,P.L. Gibbard
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080474076
Category: Science
Page: 450
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This book is the second of three volumes in which the recent knowledge of the extent and chronology of Quaternary glaciations has been compiled on a global scale. This information is seen as a fundamental requirement, not only for the glacial community, but for the wider user-community of general Quaternary workers. In particular the need for accurate ice-front positions is a basic requirement for the rapidly growing field of palaeoclimate modelling. In order to provide the information for the widest-possible range of users in the most accessible form, a series of digital maps was prepared. The glacial limits were mapped in ArcView, the Geographical Information System (GIS) used by the work group. Included with the publication is a CD with digital maps, showing glacial limits, end moraines, ice-dammed lakes, glacier-induced drainage diversions and the locations of key sections through which the glacial limits are defined and dated. The last deglaciation is also shown in 500 year time-steps. The digital maps in this volume cover the USA and Canada and include Greenland and Hawaii. Both overview maps and more detailed maps at a scale 1: 1,000,000 are provided. Also available: Part I: Europe, ISBN 0-444-51462-7 Part III: South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica, ISBN 0-444-51593-3

United States Congressional serial set


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Mega Quakes: Cascading Earthquake Hazards and Compounding Risks


Author: Katsuichiro Goda,Tiziana Rossetto,Nobuhito Mori,Solomon Tesfamariam
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
ISBN: 2889454541
Category:
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Large-scale earthquake hazards pose major threats to modern society, generating casualties, disrupting socioeconomic activities, and causing enormous economic loss across the world. Events, such as the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, highlighted the vulnerability of urban cities to catastrophic earthquakes. Accurate assessment of earthquake-related hazards (both primary and secondary) is essential to mitigate and control disaster risk exposure effectively. To date, various approaches and tools have been developed in different disciplines. However, they are fragmented over a number of research disciplines and underlying assumptions are often inconsistent. Our society and infrastructure are subjected to multiple types of cascading earthquake hazards; therefore, integrated hazard assessment and risk management strategy is needed for mitigating potential consequences due to multi-hazards. Moreover, uncertainty modeling and its impact on hazard prediction and anticipated consequences are essential parts of probabilistic earthquake hazard and risk assessment. The Research Topic is focused upon modeling and impact assessment of cascading earthquake hazards, including mainshock ground shaking, aftershock, tsunami, liquefaction, and landslide.

The Carboniferous of the World: China, Korea, Japan & S.E. Asia


Author: Carlos Martínez Días,Robert Herman Wagner,Cornelis Frederik Winkler Prins,Luis F. Granados,Instituto Geológico y Minero de España
Publisher: IGME
ISBN: 9788430099498
Category: Geology, Stratigraphic
Page: 242
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U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper


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Author: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geology
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Quaternary Climates


Author: J. Claude Jones,Ernst Antevs,Ellsworth Huntington
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781258713966
Category:
Page: 242
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Includes Geologic History Of Lake Lahontan, By J. C. Jones; On The Pleistocene History Of The Great Basin, By E. Antevs; The Big Tree As A Climatic Measure, By E. Antevs; Tree Growth And Climatic Interpretations, By E. Huntington.

Soil and Water Conservation Advances in the United States


Author: Teddy Michael Zobeck,William F. Schillinger
Publisher: ASA-CSSA-SSSA
ISBN: 9780891188520
Category: Science
Page: 301
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Drs. Ted Zobeck and William Schillinger are to be commended for the superb job they did in recruiting truly outstanding authors who are at the forefront of research in soil and water conservation. Their expertise brings great credibility to this work. -Gary A. Peterson, 2008 SSSA President Questions about the environmental footprint of farming make this book required reading. Approximately 580 million hectares of the continental United States (62% of the total land area) are used for agriculture-for food, fiber, feed, biofuels, and pasture. This land also provides critical ecosystem functions such as nutrient and water cycling, decomposition and detoxification of wastes, and a sink for carbon and greenhouse gases. Authors of each region of the continental United States describe the history of soil and water conservation in the last century, the current situation, and suggest the outlook for the future, in an easy to follow format. Major issues, research, recommendations, and government programs are covered.Present research challenges are reviewed, and contributors visualize how agricultural production practices will change in future years to address the newest challenges in soil and water conservation. The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America are prominent international scientific societies headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. The Societies specialize in peer-reviewed, high-quality science titles for a wide variety of audiences. Some of the many areas we publish in include: * Soils Methods and Management * Crop Development and Improvement * Agrosystem Management and the Global Food Crisis * Environmental Conservation and Climatology

Ethnology

Fundamental Ethnical Problems; The Primary Ethnical Groups
Author: A. H. Keane
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107648130
Category: Social Science
Page: 474
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The Cambridge Geographical Series originated in the late nineteenth century as a means of providing introductory guides to a broad variety of topics. In this volume, which was first published in 1896, the focus is on theories of ethnology and race as they existed at the time of publication. Whilst many of the concepts put forward will seem outdated to the modern reader, this remains a fascinating document of its period. It will be of particular value to anyone with an interest in the colonial mindset, the history of racial categorisation, or early developments in anthropology and ethnology.

Plant Life of Kentucky

An Illustrated Guide to the Vascular Flora
Author: Ronald L. Jones
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813137209
Category: Nature
Page: 856
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Plant Life of Kentucky is the first comprehensive guide to all the ferns, flowering herbs, and woody plants of the state. This long-awaited work provides identification keys for Kentucky's 2,600 native and naturalized vascular plants, with notes on wildlife/human uses, poisonous plants, and medicinal herbs. The common name, flowering period, habitat, distribution, rarity, and wetland status are given for each species, and about 80 percent are illustrated with line drawings. The inclusion of 250 additional species from outside the state (these species are "to be expected" in Kentucky) broadens the regional coverage, and most plants occurring from northern Alabama to southern Ohio to the Mississippi River (an area of wide similarity in flora) are examined, including nearly all the plants of western and central Tennessee. The author also describes prehistoric and historical changes in the flora, natural regions and plant communities, significant botanists, current threats to plant life, and a plan for future studies. Plant Life of Kentucky is intended as a research tool for professionals in biology and related fields, and as a resource for students, amateur naturalists, and others interested in understanding and preserving our rich botanical heritage.

A Regional Geography of the United States and Canada, Toward a Sustainable Future

Earth sciences, Physical geography
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1478457953
Category: Education
Page: 58
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Facts101 is your complete guide to A Regional Geography of the United States and Canada, Toward a Sustainable Future. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.