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Selected examples of geologic research conducted in western national parks and monuments.

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Castle, R.O., Gilmore, T.D., Walker, J.P., and Castle, S.A., 2005, Height changes along selected lines through the Death Valley region, California and Nevada, 1905-1984: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1133, 35 p.,

Collins, B.D., Minasian, D., and Kayen, R., 2009,  Topographic change detection at select archaeological sites in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, 2006-2007:   U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5116, 58 p.,

Huber, N.K., 2007, Geological ramblings in Yosemite:  Berkeley, CA, Heyday Books, 121 p.

Jayko, A.S., 2005, Late Quaternary denudation, Death and Panamint Valleys, eastern California: Earth Science Reviews, v. 73, no. 1-4, p. 271-289.
Jayko, A. S., Menges C. M., and Thompson R. A., 2005, Digital method for regional mapping of surficial basin deposits in arid regions, example from central Death Valley, Inyo County, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report Open-File Report 2005-1445, 47 p.,

Langenheim, V.E., Biehler, S., McPhee, D.K., McCabe, C.A., Watt, J.T., Anderson, M.L., Chuchel, B.A., and Stoffer, P., 2007, Preliminary isostatic gravity map of Joshua Tree National Park and vicinity, southern California:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1218, scale 1:100,000,

Langenheim, V.E., Biehler, S., Negrini, R., Mickus, K., Miller, D.M., and Miller, R.J., 2009,  Gravity and magnetic investigations of the Mojave National Preserve and adjacent areas, California and Nevada:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1117, 28 p.,

Miller, D.M., Armstrong, R.L., Bedford, D.R., and Davis, M. , 2008, Geologic map and digital database of the Almo Quadrangle and City of Rocks National Reserve, Cassia County, Idaho:   U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1103, 36 p., scale 1:24,000, 

Miller, David M., and Valin, Zenon C., eds., 2007, Geomorphology and tectonics at the intersection of Silurian and Death Valleys, southern California--2005 Guidebook, Pacific Cell Friends of the Pleistocene:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1424, 171 p., 

Reynolds, R.E., Faulds, J., House, P.K.,Howard, K.A., Malmon, D., Miller, C.F., and Pearthree, P.A., 2007, Wild, scenic and rapid trip down the Colorado River trough, Desert Symposium field trip 2007, in Reynolds, R.E., ed., Wild, scenic and rapid, a trip down the Colorado River trough: California State University, Desert Studies Consortium, and LSA Associates, Inc., p. 5-32.

Stoffer, Philip W., 2008, Name that Park! Geology of National Parks [quiz poster]: U.S. Geological Survey General Interest Publication 69, 2 sided poster companion to Geology of National Parks website.

Webb, R.H., Hereford, R., and McCabe, G.J., 2005, Climatic fluctuations, drought, and flow in the Colorado River, in Gloss, S.P., Lovich, J.E., andMellis, T.E., eds., The state of the Colorado River ecosystem in Grand Canyon: A report of the Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center 1991-2004: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1282, p. 57-67,

Wrucke, C.T., Stone, P., and Stevens, C.H., 2007, Geologic map of the Warm Spring Canyon area, Death Valley National Park, Inyo County, California, with a discussion of the regional significance of the stratigraphy and structure:  U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 2974, scale 1:24,000, 39 p.,


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