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OBIS-USA brings together marine biological occurrence data – recorded observations of identifiable marine species at a known time and place, collected primarily from U.S. Waters or with U.S. funding. Coordinated by the Science Analytics and Synthesis (SAS) Program of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), OBIS-USA, strives to meet national data integration and dissemination needs for marine data about organisms and ecosystems. OBIS-USA is part of an international data sharing network (Ocean Biogeographic Information System, OBIS) coordinated by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization) International Oceanographic Data and Information...
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In July 2011, a helicopter-based crew photographed approximately 180 miles of shoreline along the eastern edge of Norton Sound, from Cape Denbigh to south of Unalakleet, AK. During this flight 2,180 oblique aerial photographs were collected and spatially referenced using a Garmin Dakota 20, handheld GPS. The communities of Unalakleet and Shaktoolik lie along the flight-line of this project.
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This Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) Raw Data File presents 40Ar/39Ar age dating results for a volcanic whole-rock sample, selected minerals from various metamorphic rocks and igneous dikes, and white mica from both metamorphic- and hydrothermal-mineralization-related veins encountered on the southern Seward Peninsula, as well as select minerals from one plutonic rock from Cape Denbeigh, eastern Norton Sound, Alaska. Cooling ages on glaucophane, barroisite, amphibole, paragonite, and biotite from metamorphic rocks range from 84 Ma to 209 Ma. The cooling age of white mica in a possible fault zone is 144 Ma. Cooling ages on late-stage metamorphic minerals (winchite and white mica) from veins...
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On November 8, 2011, an extra-tropical cyclone with a low pressure of 945 millibars developed over the Bering Sea and moved northeast across the western coast of Alaska. This large storm brought high winds (gusts of up to 85 mph) to the entire region and a storm surge of approximately 3 meters to parts of Norton Sound. The storm caused extensive flooding in the lower portion of Golovin on the afternoon of November 9, 2011. A team of Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) scientists visited Golovin on November 15, 2011, to document peak water levels, runup elevations, and inundation extents caused by this event. These data were combined with photographs taken by local residents during the event...


    map background search result map search result map Spatially referenced oblique aerial photography of the Eastern Norton Sound shoreline, July 2011 40Ar/39Ar data, Seward Peninsula, Alaska Coastal hazard field investigations in response to the November 2011 Bering Sea storm, Norton Sound, Alaska Coastal hazard field investigations in response to the November 2011 Bering Sea storm, Norton Sound, Alaska Spatially referenced oblique aerial photography of the Eastern Norton Sound shoreline, July 2011 40Ar/39Ar data, Seward Peninsula, Alaska