Desert Landforms and Surface Processes in the Mojave National Preserve and Vicinity
Entry ID: USGS_OFR_2004_1007

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Summary
Abstract: Landscape features in the Mojave National Preserve are a product of ongoing
processes involving tectonic forces, weathering, and erosion. Long-term
climatic cycles (wet and dry periods) have left a decipherable record preserved
as landform features and sedimentary deposits. This website provides and
introduction to climate-driven desert processes influencing landscape features
including stream channels, alluvial fans, playas (dry lakebeds), dunes, and
mountain landscapes. Bedrock characteristics, and the geometry of past and
ongoing faulting, fracturing, volcanism, and landscape uplift and subsidence
influence the character of processes happening at the surface.

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Related URL
Description: Introduction to the Mojave National Preserve.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 37.23   S: 34.12   E: -114.8   W: -117.96

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey
Dataset Title: Desert Landforms and Surface Processes in the Mojave National Preserve and Vicinity
Dataset Series Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
Dataset Release Date: 2004
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: 1.0
Online Resource: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1007/
Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE Parameter Definition
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS Parameter Definition
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Open File Services Section, Publications Warehouse, Eastern Region, Publications, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/

Data Center Personnel
Name: USGS OPEN-FILE SERVICES SECTION
Phone: 303-202-4200
Phone: 303-202-4210
Fax: 303-202-4188
Email: infoservices at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
USGS Information Services
Open-File Services Section
Box 25286
Federal Center
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225-0286
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
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
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-08-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2004-08-25
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