Alaskan Fossil Identification File
Entry ID: EARTH_LAND_USGS_ALASKA_FOSSILS1

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Summary
Abstract: The data base consists of a compilation of reports made by the U.S. Geological
Survey Branch of Paleontology and Stratigraphy concerning the identification of
fossils collected in Alaska. Data includes fossil type and age, sample
locality, collector, author, and date of report. Reports are grouped together
by year, but are not indexed.

Written requests or appointment only. Permission for access by non-U.S.
Geological Survey employees must be obtained in writing from the U.S.
Geological Survey Branch of Paleontology and Stratigraphy. Data consists of 65
notebooks.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 74.0 S: 53.0  E: -130.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Publisher: USGS
Online Resource: http://alaskaminerals.wr.usgs.gov/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1898-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ALASKA


Science Keywords
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >STRATIGRAPHIC SEQUENCE    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS >MACROFOSSILS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS >MICROFOSSILS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS >STRATIGRAPHIC SEQUENCE    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS >MACROFOSSILS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS >MICROFOSSILS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS >STRATIGRAPHIC SEQUENCE    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >AGE DETERMINATIONS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >SEDIMENTARY ROCKS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
OCEANS


Keywords
ALASKA
ARCTIC
FOSSILS
GEOCHRONOLOGY
PALEOCLIMATE
PALEONTOLOGY
SEDIMENTOLOGY
STRATIGRAPHY
USGS


Originating Center
USGS/Geology Division/Anchorage


Data Center
Western Mineral Resources - Alaska, Geologic Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://alaskaminerals.wr.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: JILL L. SCHNEIDER
Phone: (907) 561-1181
Contact Address:
USGS Geology Division
4200 University Drive
City: Anchorage
Province or State: Alaska
Postal Code: 99508-4667
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-08-29

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