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Epeirogenic And Climatic Controls Of Early Pleistocene Fluvial Sediment Dispersal In Nebraska, K. O. Stanley, William J. Wayne Dec 1972

Epeirogenic And Climatic Controls Of Early Pleistocene Fluvial Sediment Dispersal In Nebraska, K. O. Stanley, William J. Wayne

Papers in the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

The change from Pliocene to Pleistocene fluvial sedimentation in Nebraska is denoted by gravel with relative enrichment of mechanically weak rock species and a two-fold increase in largest clast size. These changes in fluvial sediments suggest modification in degradational energy affecting detritus apparently related to deterioration of climate in the early Pleistocene. Cooler Pleistocene climates with increased moisture resulted in greater discharge and carrying capacity for streams headed in the Rocky Mountains and flowing across Nebraska. These streams carried granitic detritus eastward toward the continental glacier margin in easternmost Nebraska. There, streams flowing off ice sheets carrying sedimentary and metamorphic ...


Sediment-Topography Relationships In The Inner Nearshore Zone, Southeastern Lake Michigan, Robert David Lopiccolo Aug 1972

Sediment-Topography Relationships In The Inner Nearshore Zone, Southeastern Lake Michigan, Robert David Lopiccolo

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Hydraulic And Sediment Transport Studies In Relation To River Sediment Control And Solid Waste Pollution And Economic Use Of The By-Products, Bruce R. Moore, Michael R. Short Jul 1972

Hydraulic And Sediment Transport Studies In Relation To River Sediment Control And Solid Waste Pollution And Economic Use Of The By-Products, Bruce R. Moore, Michael R. Short

KWRRI Research Reports

The distribution of sediments and conditions of transport were studied in the Kentucky, Big Sandy and Ohio Rivers. The sand and coal were in transport at different flow velocities for the rivers and the deposition of these sediments was a direct function of the flow conditions at a particular locality.

The flow conditions of transport of the sediments were studied in flumes as were the hydraulic conditions in model dredge holes to determine the feasibility of trapping sediment. The conditions of scour and fill were also established and compared with known conditions in a dredge hole in the Ohio River ...


A New Species Of Menoceras From The Marsland Formation Of Nebraska, Lloyd G. Tanner Jul 1972

A New Species Of Menoceras From The Marsland Formation Of Nebraska, Lloyd G. Tanner

Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum

Further study indicates that the Menoceras remains collected from the "Bridgeport Quarries" (lower port:on or the Marsland Formation, Middle Miocene, of the Hemingford Group) are of a new species.

In 1962, these dicerathere remains were considered to be a geologic variety of Diceratherium niobrarensis (Stecher, Schultz, and Tanner). However, later (Tanner, 1969) a generic distinction was revived, separating the Menoceras Troxell from Diceratherium Marsh. Diceretherium niobrarensis was then placed in synonymy with Menoceras arikarense (Barbour).

The new species is an intermediate between Menoceras arikarense (Barbour) from the Harrison Formation and Menoceras marslandensis Tanner, from the upper portion of the ...


Two Lynx-Like Cats From The Pliocene And Pleistocene, C. Bertrand Schultz, Larry D. Martin Jul 1972

Two Lynx-Like Cats From The Pliocene And Pleistocene, C. Bertrand Schultz, Larry D. Martin

Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum

A new species (Lynx stouti) of small felid is described from the lower Pliocene of Colorado. This form has several characters in common with the modern Lynx and may be ancestral to that genus. A new subspecies of Lynx issiodorensis Croizet and Jobert is described as L. i. kurteni from the Mullen Assemblage, Cherry County, Nebraska. The relationships of this form to other lynxes are discussed along with the paleo-distribution of the genus.

The classification of the felinae has always been somewhat controversial, especially at the generic level. One fairly homogenous group of cats which has been separated from the ...


Glacial Geology Near Mcmurdo Sound And Comparison With The Central Transantarctic Mountains, Paul Andrew Mayewski Jul 1972

Glacial Geology Near Mcmurdo Sound And Comparison With The Central Transantarctic Mountains, Paul Andrew Mayewski

Earth Science Faculty Scholarship

(From summary, pp. 105-106) In the central Transantarctic Mountains, the Sirius Formation consists of both a lower massive till and an upper assemblage of interlayered till and stratified lenses. Deposits of the Sirius Formation found in the McMurdo region contain only the lower massive till. The lower massive till of the Sirius Formation is thought to be a basal till because of extremely strong fabric, high concentration of faceted and striated pebbles, and heterogeneous particle sizes (clay to boulders). Fabrics observed in the basal till indicate that the ice that deposited the Sirius Formation, although displaying a much higher surface ...


Phyletic Trends In Certain Lineages Of Quaternary Mammals, C. Bertrand Schultz, Lloyd G. Tanner, Lary D. Martin Jun 1972

Phyletic Trends In Certain Lineages Of Quaternary Mammals, C. Bertrand Schultz, Lloyd G. Tanner, Lary D. Martin

Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum

Evolutionary trends in certain carnivores, rodents, bovids, and proboscideans are examined. Chronoclines are demonstrated for muskrats, beavers, mammoths, and bison. The Pliocene-Pleistocene boundary and Quaternary climatic fluctuations are also discussed.

The University of Nebraska State Museum contains a large stratigraphically controlled collection of Pleistocene animals. This collection provides a unique opportunity for the study of phyletic trends in certain lineages of mammals. Although a few phylogenetic lineages have been proposed (Schultz and Frankforter, 1946; Hibbard, et al., 1965), this has not been done for the vast majority of Pleistocene mammals. However, there is much more data available than this would ...


Use Of Groundwater For Irrigation In Clay County, Nebraska, 1970, Eugene K. Steele Jr. May 1972

Use Of Groundwater For Irrigation In Clay County, Nebraska, 1970, Eugene K. Steele Jr.

Conservation and Survey Division

No abstract provided.


The Microtine Rodents Of The Mullen Assemblage From The Pleistocene Of North Central Nebraska, Larry D. Martin May 1972

The Microtine Rodents Of The Mullen Assemblage From The Pleistocene Of North Central Nebraska, Larry D. Martin

Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum

The University of Nebraska State Museum has had an active collecting program in Hooker and Cherry counties, Nebraska, since the 1930's. The following University of Nebraska State Museum collecting localities have been extensively excavated: Cr-10, Cr-102, Cr-11, Ho-101, Ho-102, and Ho-103. These localities have produced a large vertebrate fauna described by Jakway as the Mullen Local Fauna which he considered for the most part to be Early lllinoian. Further study of this local fauna now demonstrates that assemblage does include Early as well as Middle Pleistocene animals. The purpose of this paper is to report on the evidence regarding ...


Groundwater Levels In Nebraska, 1971, C.F. Keech May 1972

Groundwater Levels In Nebraska, 1971, C.F. Keech

Conservation and Survey Division

No abstract provided.


Availability And Use Of Water In Nebraska, 1970, F. Butler Shaffer Mar 1972

Availability And Use Of Water In Nebraska, 1970, F. Butler Shaffer

Conservation and Survey Division

No abstract provided.


Upper Pennsylvanian Shoreline Deposits Form Iowa And Nebraska: Their Recognition, Variation, And Significance, J. A. Fagerstrom, R. R. Burchett Feb 1972

Upper Pennsylvanian Shoreline Deposits Form Iowa And Nebraska: Their Recognition, Variation, And Significance, J. A. Fagerstrom, R. R. Burchett

Conservation and Survey Division

No abstract provided.


Petrology Of The Nemeiben Lake Ultramafic And Associated Nickel-Sulphide Deposits, Anantaramam Peddada Jan 1972

Petrology Of The Nemeiben Lake Ultramafic And Associated Nickel-Sulphide Deposits, Anantaramam Peddada

Geology Theses and Dissertations

The Nemeiben Lake ultramafic body is located in the center of Saskatchewan, Canada, within the Churchill Province of the Canadian Shield. The ultramafic rocks consist of serpentinites, partly serpentinized and uralitized pyroxenite, and unaltered pyroxenite. Associated sulphide mineralization is of disseminated, net texture, and fracture filling types. The ore minerals present are pyrrhotite, pentlandite, chalcopyrite, pyrite, marcasite, violarite, bravoite and native copper. The sulphides are considered to be initially of magmatic origin formed from a sulphide melt separated at a late stage during crystallization of the ultramafic rocks. Subsequent serpentinization has locally redistributed the ores.
Serpentinization in the Nemeiben Lake ...


History Of Sedimentation In Montsweag Bay, Detmar Schnitker Jan 1972

History Of Sedimentation In Montsweag Bay, Detmar Schnitker

Maine Collection

History of Sedimentation In Montsweag Bay

by Setmar Schnitker

Bulletin #25, Department of Forestry, Augusta, Maine, 1972.

Contents: Abstract / Introduction / Geographic Setting / Seismic Profiling / Pleistocene Sediments / Holocene Sediments / Actual Sedimentation /. Suspended Sediments / Recent Changes / Outlook / Acknowledgements / References


Interbasin Water Transfers And Groundwater Regulation In Nebraska, D. D. Axthelm, V. H. Dreeszen, C. A. Lewis Jan 1972

Interbasin Water Transfers And Groundwater Regulation In Nebraska, D. D. Axthelm, V. H. Dreeszen, C. A. Lewis

Conservation and Survey Division

On November 29, 1971, the Hamilton County Ground Water Con·­servation District sponsored a meeting on groundwater management and regulation. The meeting was held at Aurora, Nebraska, and was designed for irrigators from groundwater conservation dis­tricts and county irrigation associations. Various men from state and federal agencies spoke about a variety of problems that a.re related to groundwater management. Two of the talks that were presented at the meeting are reproduced here, as is a discussion of the rules and regulations that relate to the use of groundwater in the state of Nebraska.


Location Of Registered Irrigation Wells In Nebraska As Of 1972 Jan 1972

Location Of Registered Irrigation Wells In Nebraska As Of 1972

Conservation and Survey Division

No abstract provided.


Cass County, Weeping Water, R. K. Pabian Jan 1972

Cass County, Weeping Water, R. K. Pabian

Conservation and Survey Division

No abstract provided.


Stratigraphy And Sedimentary Structures Of A Middle Bloyd Fluvial Sandstone, Washington And Madison Counties, Arkansas, John M. Glenn Jan 1972

Stratigraphy And Sedimentary Structures Of A Middle Bloyd Fluvial Sandstone, Washington And Madison Counties, Arkansas, John M. Glenn

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

A prominent quartz-pebble-bearing sandstone unit crops out at stream level along the East Fork of the White River in Madison County. Detailed geologic mapping indicates that the unit is stratigraphically positioned between the Brentwood and Dye Shale Members of the Bloyd Formation and is not the Greenland Member of the Winslow Fromation as previously supposed. Sedimentary textures and structures of the unit indicate that it was deposited by competent, unidirectional currents flowing in a southerly direction. These currents were related to a broad braided stream system.


Nebraska Groundwater Level (Decline & Rise), 1972 Jan 1972

Nebraska Groundwater Level (Decline & Rise), 1972

Conservation and Survey Division

No abstract provided.


Total Number Of Irrigation Wells Located In Nebraska Counties As Of 1972 Jan 1972

Total Number Of Irrigation Wells Located In Nebraska Counties As Of 1972

Conservation and Survey Division

No abstract provided.


Inner Shelf Sediments Off Chesapeake Bay. I - General Lithology And Composition, Maynard M. Nichols Jan 1972

Inner Shelf Sediments Off Chesapeake Bay. I - General Lithology And Composition, Maynard M. Nichols

Reports

The sedimentary materials and bottom topography of more than 2400 square miles of the inner continental shelf floor north off the Chesapeake Bay entrance have been surveyed for potential mineral resources. Sediments consist of two principal types: (1) fine sand and (2) medium to coarse sand. The fine sand is grey-colored, subrounded, rich in quartz and relatively 11clean 11 and well sorted. The medium-coarse sand is typically iron-stained, rich in shell and poorly sorted. The fine sand covers inner parts of the shelf floor whereas medium to coarse sand covers seaward parts. Additionally, shell-rich medium to coarse sand occurs on ...


Sediments Of The James River Estuary, Virginia, Maynard M. Nichols Jan 1972

Sediments Of The James River Estuary, Virginia, Maynard M. Nichols

VIMS Books and Book Chapters

The James River estuary of the Chesapeake Bay region follows the course of a former river valley drowned within the last 9,000 years by the most recent rise of sea level. The floor is shaped into a central channel bordered by submerged shoals. Observations show suspended sediment is transported mainly by alternating tidal currents and secondarily by the net nontidal estuarine circulation. Transport results in a sequence of grain size distributions reflecting the mixing of two textural end members, clay and sand.

Silty clay is deposited in the river and upper estuary, whereas sand occurs near the mouth. Transitional ...


The Geology Of The Southeast Quarter Of The Bone Mountain Quadrangle, Oregon, Richard Cortland Kent Jan 1972

The Geology Of The Southeast Quarter Of The Bone Mountain Quadrangle, Oregon, Richard Cortland Kent

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis is a study of the geology of the southeast quarter of the Bone Mountain Quadrangle. The bedrock geology mapped includes about 56 square miles.The Klamath Mountain and Coast Range Provinces of southwestern Oregon are represented in the area. Rocks in the area include the Rogue, Dothan Riddle, Days Creek, upper member of the Umpqua and Tyee Formations. The ages of these rocks range from Late Jurassic to middle Eocene. Late Jurassic ultramafic and mafic intrusive rocks associated with the Rogue Formation occur in the Klamath Province. The metavolcanics of the Rogue Format ion and an associated linear ...