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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Compilation of Geophysical, Geologic, and Tectonic Data for the Circum-North Pacific
Entry ID: USGS_OFR_99-422

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Summary
Abstract: The accompanying directory structure contains a Geographic Information Systems
(GIS) compilation of geophysical, geological, and tectonic data for the
Circum-North Pacific. This area includes the Russian Far East, Alaska, the
Canadian Cordillera, linking continental shelves, and adjacent oceans. This GIS
compilation extends from 120°E to 115°W, and from 40°N to 80°N. This area
encompasses: (1) to the south, the modern Pacific plate boundary of the
Japan-Kuril and Aleutian subduction zones, the Queen Charlotte transform fault,
and the Cascadia subduction zone; (2) to the north, the continent-ocean
transition from the Eurasian and North American continents to the Arctic Ocean;
(3) to the west, the diffuse Eurasian-North American plate boundary, including
the probable Okhotsk plate; and (4) to the east, the Alaskan-Canadian
Cordilleran fold belt. This compilation should be useful for: (1) studying the
Mesozoic and Cenozoic collisional and accretionary tectonics that assembled
this continental crust of this region; (2) studying the neotectonics of active
and passive plate margins in this region; and (3) constructing and interpreting
geophysical, geologic, and tectonic models of the region.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) programs provide powerful tools for
managing and analyzing spatial databases. Geological applications include
regional tectonics, geophysics, mineral and petroleum exploration, resource
management, and land-use planning. This CD-ROM contains thematic layers of
spatial data-sets for geology, gravity field, magnetic field, oceanic plates,
overlap assemblages, seismology (earthquakes), tectonostratigraphic terranes,
topography, and volcanoes. The GIS compilation can be viewed, manipulated, and
plotted with commercial software (ArcView and ArcInfo) or through a freeware
program (ArcExplorer) that can be downloaded from http://www.esri.com for both
Unix and Windows computers using the button below.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 80.0 S: 40.0  E: 120.0  W: -115.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Mark L. Greninger, Simon L. Klemperer, and Warren J. Nokleberg
Dataset Title: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Compilation of Geophysical, Geologic, and Tectonic Data for the Circum-North Pacific
Dataset Series Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
Dataset Release Date: 1999
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: 1.0
Issue Identification: 99-422
Data Presentation Form: GIS map
Online Resource: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1999/of99-422/


Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA > CHINA
CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA > JAPAN
CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA > MONGOLIA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > RUSSIAN FEDERATION
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >ANTHROPOGENIC/HUMAN INFLUENCED ECOSYSTEMS >AGRICULTURAL LANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >ALPINE/TUNDRA    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE ECOSYSTEMS >COASTAL >BEACHES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >DESERTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE ECOSYSTEMS >COASTAL >DUNES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >FORESTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >GRASSLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >ISLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >KARST LANDSCAPE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >MONTANE HABITATS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SAVANNAS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SHRUBLAND/SCRUB    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >ANTHROPOGENIC/HUMAN INFLUENCED ECOSYSTEMS >URBAN LANDS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >EARTHQUAKES >VOLCANOES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >TECTONIC PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >SURFACE ROUGHNESS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION >CONTOUR MAPS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION >TOPOGRAPHICAL RELIEF MAPS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TOPOGRAPHIC EFFECTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >OCEAN PLATEAUS/RIDGES    [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE GEOPHYSICS >PLATE TECTONICS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMAGNETISM    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GRAVITY/GRAVITATIONAL FIELD    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >IGNEOUS ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >METAMORPHIC ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >SEDIMENTARY ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >CORE PROCESSES    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE/INTENSITY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE OCCURRENCES    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE PREDICTIONS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >PLATE BOUNDARIES    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA


Quality
This report is preliminary and has not been reviewed for conformity with U.S.
Geological Survey (USGS) editorial standards or with the North American
Stratigraphic Code. Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive
purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


Keywords
GIS
Open File Report
OFR


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
USGS


Data Center
Publications-Western Region,Geological Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/
Dataset ID: USGS Open-File Report 99-422

Data Center Personnel
Name: CAROLYN A. DONLIN
Phone: 650-329-5015
Fax: 650-329-5119
Email: cdonlin at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Geology Division
345 Middlefield Road
City: Menlo Park
Province or State: California
Postal Code: 94025
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online FTP
Distribution_Format: Arc/Info
Fees: No fees

Distribution_Media: CD-ROM
Distribution_Format: Arc/Info


Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-08-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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