Erosion

The general process or the group of processes whereby the materials of the Earth's crust are loosened, dissolved, or worn away, and simultaneously moved from one place to another, by natural agencies, which include weathering, solution, corrosion, and transportation, but usually exclude mass wasting; specif. the mechanical destruction of the land and the removal of material (such as soil) by running water (including rainfall), waves and currents, moving ice, or wind. Neuendorf, K.K.E., Mehl, J.P., Jr., and Jackson, J.A., ed., 2005, Glossary of Geology: American Geological Institute, 799 p.

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AOF 125 Report Map
Riehle, J.R., Emmel, K.S., and Bolm, J.G., 1981, Reconnaissance report on surficial geology of the coastal area from Tolstoi Point to Cape Nome, Norton Sound, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Alaska Open-File Report 125, 27 p., 3 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
C 1075 Report Outside Link
Williams, S.J., Dodd, Kurt, and Gohn, K.K., 1990, Coasts in Crisis: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1075, 32 p.
DS 436 Disk Outside Link
Gibbs, A.E., and Richmond, B.M., 2009, Oblique aerial photography of the Arctic coast of Alaska, Nulavik to Demarcation Point, August 7-10, 2006: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 436, 1 DVD.
DS 503 Disk Outside Link
Gibbs, A.E., and Richmond, B.M., 2010, Oblique aerial photography of the Arctic coast of Alaska, Cape Sabine to Milne Point, July 16-19, 2009: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 503, 1 DVD.
GB 8 Report Map Geospatial Data
Reger, R.D., Sturmann, A.G., Berg, E.E., and Burns, P.A.C., 2007, A guide to the late Quaternary history of northern and western Kenai Peninsula, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Guidebook 8, 112 p., 6 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
GB 9 Report
Walker, D.A., Hamilton, T.D., Ping, C.L., Daanen, R.P., and Streever, W.W., 2009, Dalton Highway Field Trip Guide for the Ninth International Conference on Permafrost: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Guidebook 9, 104 p.
I 1182-G Report Map
Reimnitz, Erk, Graves, S.M., and Barnes, P.W., 1988, Beaufort Sea coastal erosion, sediment flux, shoreline evolution, and the erosional shelf profile: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map 1182-G, 22 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:82,000.
I 1182-H Map
Barnes, P.W., Reimnitz, Erk, and Rollyson, B.P., 1992, Map showing Beaufort Sea coastal erosion and accretion between Flaxman Island and the Canadian border, northeastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map 1182-H, 1 sheet, scale 1:82,000.
MF 489 Map
Yeend, Warren, comp., 1973, Preliminary geologic map of a prospective transportation route from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Canadian border, Part I, Beechey Point and Sagavanirktok quadrangles: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 489, 2 sheets, scale 1:125,000.
MF 494 Map
Yeend, Warren, comp., 1973, Preliminary geologic map of a prospective transportation route from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Canadian border, Part 2, Mt. Michelson Quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 494, 2 sheets, scale 1:125,000.
MF 501 Map
Yeend, Warren, and Brosge, W.P., comp., 1973, Preliminary geologic map of a prospective transportation route from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Canadian border, Part III, Arctic Quadrangle (north half), Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 501, 2 sheets, scale 1:125,000.
MF 522 Map
Yeend, Warren, and Brosge, W.P., comp., 1973, Preliminary geologic map of a prospective transportation route from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Canadian border, Part IV, Arctic and Table Mtn. quadrangles: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 522, 2 sheets, scale 1:125,000.
MP 9S Report
Metz, P.A., 1987, Geological factors governing the formation of the gold placer deposits of the Fairbanks Mining District, Alaska, in Albanese, M.D., and Campbell, B.W., comp., Placer mining-jobs for Alaska: Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Alaska Conference on Placer Mining-1987: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Miscellaneous Publication 9S, p. 195-223.
OF 57-118 Report
Waller, R.M., 1957, Riverbank erosion and ground-water conditions at Beaver, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 57-118, 6 p.
OF 77-32 Report Map
Hopkins, D.M., 1977, Coastal processes and coastal erosional hazards to the Cape Krusenstern archaeological site: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-32, 15 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
OF 83-279 Map
Yeend, Warren, 1983, Engineering - geologic maps of northern Alaska, Lookout Ridge Quadrangle: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 83-279, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
OF 83-294 Report Map
Williams, J.R., 1983, Engineering - geologic maps of northern Alaska, Meade River Quadrangle: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 83-294, 29 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
OF 83-457 Report Map
Williams, J.R., 1983, Engineering - geologic maps of northern Alaska, Wainwright Quadrangle: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 83-457, 28 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
OF 84-682 Map
Yeend, Warren, 1984, Engineering - geologic maps of northern Alaska, Utukok River Quadrangle: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 84-682, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
OF 86-334 Report Map
Carter, L.D., Ferrians, O.J., Jr., and Galloway, J.P., 1986, Engineering - geologic maps of northern Alaska coastal plain and foothills of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 86-334, 9 p., 2 sheets.
OF 2008-1359 Report Outside Link
Conaway, J.S., 2008, Bathymetric and hydraulic survey of the Matanuska River near Circle View Estates, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1359, 20 p.
P 543-H Report
Kirkby, M.J., and Kirkby, A.V., 1969, Erosion and deposition on a beach raised by the 1964 earthquake, Montague Island, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 543-H, p. H1-H41.
P 1235 Report
Scott, K.M., 1982, Erosion and sedimentation in the Kenai River, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1235, 35 p.
PDF 85-37 Report
Inghram, M.G., 1985, Erosion along the Kenai River: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 85-37, 11 p.
PDF 85-42A Report Map
Krause, K.J., 1985, Resource information - northwest Alaska area land-use plan, engineering geology: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 85-42A, 8 p., 25 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
PDF 88-39 Report
Combellick, R.A., and Reger, R.D., 1988, Engineering-geologic assessment of the proposed Hatcher Pass ski resort at Government Peak, southcentral Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 88-39, 25 p.
PDF 89-16 Report
Bundtzen, T.K., Laird, G.M., and Gilbert, W.G., 1989, Material studies along Kuskokwim River, McGrath to Kalskag, southwest Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 89-16, 84 p.
PDF 90-27 Report Map
Rawlinson, S.E., 1990, Surficial geology and morphology of the Alaskan central Arctic Coastal Plain: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 90-27, 326 p., 6 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
PDF 94-8 Report
Combellick, R.A., 1994, Geologic hazards in and near proposed State of Alaska oil and gas lease sale 80 (Shaviovik): Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 94-8, 7 p.
PDF 94-37 Report
Packee, E.C., Jr., 1994, The Birch Creek, Mile 101 Steese Highway placer mine reclamation project, year one results, 1993: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 94-37, 51 p.
PDF 95-36 Report
Combellick, R.A., Reger, R.D., and Nye, C.J., 1995, Geologic hazards in and near proposed state of Alaska oil and gas lease sale 85A (Cook Inlet): Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 95-36, 12 p.
PIR 2008-3A Report Map Geospatial Data
Reger, R.D., Stevens, D.S.P., and Solie, D.N., 2008, Surficial-geologic map, Delta Junction to Dot Lake, Alaska Highway corridor: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2008-3A, 48 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
PIR 2008-3B Map Geospatial Data
Reger, R.D., and Solie, D.N., 2008, Engineering - geologic map, Alaska Highway corridor, Delta Junction to Dot Lake, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2008-3B, 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
PIR 2013-6 Report Geospatial Data
Koehler, R.D., Reger, R.D., Sicard, K.R., and Spangler, E.R., 2013, Yukon River bridge landslide: Preliminary geologic and geotechnical evaluation: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2013-6, 69 p.
PR 113B Report
Combellick, R.A., 1993, The penultimate great earthquake in southcentral Alaska: Evidence from a buried forest near Girdwood, in Solie, D.N., and Tannian, Fran, ed., Short Notes on Alaskan Geology 1993: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Professional Report 113B, p. 7-15.
RI 95-3 Report Map
Motyka, R.J., 1995, Photointerpretive surficial geology of areas surrounding Alatna and Allakaket, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 95-3, 8 p., 1 sheet, scale 1 inch = 500 feet.
RI 96-7 Report Map
Mason, O.K., 1996, Geological and anthropological considerations in relocating Shishmaref, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 96-7, 18 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360.
SR 15 Report
Pewe, T.L., 1982, Geologic hazards of the Fairbanks area: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Special Report 15, 119 p.
SR 35 Report
Combellick, R.A., 1985, Geologic-hazards mitigation in Alaska: a review of federal, state, and local policies: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Special Report 35, 71 p.
Childers, J.M., 1972 Report
Childers, J.M., 1972, Channel erosion surveys along proposed TAPS route, Alaska, July 1971: U.S. Geological Survey, 87 p.