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Published: 23 July 2014
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences (2014) 51 (9): 850-861.
...Xiuju Liu; Timothy G. Fisher; Kenneth Lepper; Thomas V. Lowell Abstract The cause and age of the Moorhead low-water Phase of glacial Lake Agassiz remains uncertain. New geochemical (X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and elemental analysis) and chronological (optically stimulated luminescence (OSL)) data...
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Series: GSA Field Guide
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.1130/2011.0024(17)
EISBN: 9780813756240
... ABSTRACT Reconstructing the drainage from glacial Lake Agassiz to explain episodes of abrupt climate change during the last glacial termination has a long and colorful past. The type strandlines in the basin are named for the towns of Herman, Norcross, Tintah, and Campbell...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.1144/SP287.20
EISBN: 9781862395350
... collaborated with Augustus A. Gould in writing the Principles of Zoology , it was Pourtalès who drew most of the illustrations. Fig. 8. Louis François de Pourtalès (1823 or 1824–1880). In 1848, taking advantage of friendly relations between Agassiz and Alexander Dallas Bache (1806–1867), Pourtalès...
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Published: 01 April 2014
Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France (2014) 185 (4): 233-252.
... l’époque, Alexander von Humboldt, Ami Boué et Augustin Henri de Bonnard, entre autres, se penchèrent sur la question de la position stratigraphique de ces schistes et deux conceptions vont alors s’opposer [Agassiz, 1834a, vol. 2, p. 54]. Dans la première, les dépôts de Muse étaient rattachés au Zechstein...
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Series: GSA Memoirs
Published: 01 April 2010
DOI: 10.1130/2010.1205(04)
... working life included spells with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and various geological speculations which failed to make his fortune. His Antillean research spanned a brief period, from the mid-1890s to ~1900, and was supported by the fortune of Alexander Agassiz, who commissioned Hill to search...
Journal Article
Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 January 1895
GSA Bulletin (1895) 7 (1): 135-170.
... obligations are due to Mr Alexander Agassiz for the opportunity of studying the rich collections of Paleozoic echinoderms in the collections of the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy at Cambridge. Besides an extensive series of Melonites multiporus , this museum possesses a number of generic and specific types...
Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.17
EISBN: 9781862399624
... to South Kensington, the collections already contained many fossil fish specimens first described and figured by the famous Swiss zoologist and geologist Louis Agassiz in his monumental work Recherches sur les Poissons Fossiles . The fabulous fossil fish collections of Lord Egerton and the Earl...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1144/SP301.5
EISBN: 9781862395497
... (1803–1885) (Fig.  3 ). After a trip to Scandinavia in 1864, he visited Estonia and northern Livonia to study erratic boulders and local geology. Eichwald also co-operated with Otto Hermann Wilhelm Abich (1806–1866), who worked in Germany in the 1830s and was well acquainted with Agassiz's work...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 May 2014
Journal of Paleontology (2014) 88 (3): 411-420.
...Rodrigo A. Otero; Carolina Simon Gutstein; Alexander Vargas; David Rubilar-Rogers; Roberto Yury-Yañez; Joaquin Bastías; Cristián Ramírez A bstract We present new records of chondrichthyans recovered from strata of Maastrichtian age of the López de Bertodano Formation, Seymour (=Marambio) Island...
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Journal Article
Journal: Geology
Published: 01 October 2016
Geology (2016) 44 (10): 831-834.
...Jacob N.W. Howe; Alexander M. Piotrowski; Victoria C.F. Rennie Abstract The neodymium isotopic composition of authigenic phases of deep-sea sediment cores can be interpreted as reflecting past changes in water-mass mixing proportions if end-member water-mass compositions are constrained through...
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Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 July 2011
GSA Bulletin (2011) 123 (7-8): 1275-1287.
...Yarrow Axford; Jason P. Briner; Donna R. Francis; Gifford H. Miller; Ian R. Walker; Alexander P. Wolfe Abstract Quaternary interglacial periods provide glimpses of a warmer Arctic and useful perspectives on possible future conditions, but records of Arctic terrestrial conditions over multiple...
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Series: GSA Field Guide
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.1130/2011.0024(26)
EISBN: 9780813756240
... of buried prehistoric cultural deposits, if present. Configuration of the modern Minnesota River Valley is primarily the result of one or more catastrophic floods emanating from Lake Agassiz, an enormous proglacial lake that occupied the Red River lowlands following retreat of the Des Moines lobe (Fig. 1...
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Journal Article
Published: 20 July 2007
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences (2007) 44 (6): 791-806.
..., the transmissometer was overranged below 30 m (Fig.  8 b ), but a near-bottom Van Dorn sample contained 70 mg/L SSC. The next day at the same location, the water column was significantly less turbid between 20 and 45 m, and beneath the chemocline (Fig.  8 b ). The edge of the Agassiz Ice Cap parallels Lake...
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Journal Article
Journal: Geology
Published: 01 October 2012
Geology (2012) 40 (10): 955-958.
... the Data Repository). Glacial Lake Agassiz was a likely contributor to LIS meltwater flow after its inception at 11,810 14 C yr B.P. (ca. 13.67 ka) until the southern outlet of Lake Agassiz was abandoned and lake levels dropped (maximum age: 10,675 ± 60 14 C yr B.P.; ca. 12.7 ka; Fisher et al., 2008...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 May 2014
Journal of Paleontology (2014) 88 (3): 421-433.
... to have micropygoid features. We include both of these, in addition to the extant genus, Micropyga A. Agassiz, 1879 to determine if these taxa form a monophyletic assemblage, and their relationship to Sierradiadema . In echinothurioids, the peristomial membrane is heavily plated...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.1144/SP287.1
EISBN: 9781862395350
... and where the nature of basalt was disputed; Florence Court, home of the fossil-fish-collecting Earl of Enniskillen, where Agassiz, Adam Sedgwick (1785–1873) and other geologists were entertained for a week in August 1835; the Galway house of Richard Kirwan (1733–1812), the chemist and vociferous opponent...
Journal Article
Published: 15 February 2019
Journal of the Geological Society (2019) 176 (3): 482-491.
..., Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen–Nürnberg. The apatite was dissolved in nitric acid and the phosphate was precipitated as trisilver phosphate (Ag 3 PO 4 ) ( Joachimski et al. 2009 ). The reproducibility and accuracy of the measurements were monitored via a comparison with international standards...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 January 2010
Journal of Paleontology (2010) 84 (1): 141-147.
... the west coast of Central America to the Galapagos, to the west coast of Mexico, and in the Gulf of California, in charge of Alexander Agassiz, carried on by the U.S. Fish Commission Steamer Albatross , during 1891, Lt. Commander Z. L. Tanner, U.S.N., commanding : Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.1144/SP343.7
EISBN: 9781862395916
... acknowledged. Nor had she been immortalized by the naming of any after her (although Louis Agassiz (1807–1873) did name a fossil fish for her – Acrodus anningiae ); her reptilian fossils were described by contemporaries and named after other prominent men in the field. Her Jurassic saurians, especially...
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Journal Article
Published: 05 November 2010
Geological Magazine (2010) 148 (3): 461-472.
... Islands, in charge of Alexander Agassiz by the U.S. Fish Commission steamer ‘Albatross,’ during 1891, Lieut. Commander Z. L. Tanner, U. S. N., commanding. XXVI. The fishes . Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 24 , 1 – 431 . Gibran F. Z. & Castro R. M. C. 1999 . Activity...