USGS Scientific Investigations Report Publications

Scientific Investigations Reports contain significant data and interpretations of lasting scientific interest but are generally narrower in scope than Professional Papers. The series includes collections of related papers addressing different aspects of a single scientific topic, either issued as individual chapters or as a single volume; proceedings and abstracts for USGS-sponsored meetings; some field trip guidebooks and road logs; and general manuals.

SIR 2011-5046 Report Outside Link
March, R.S., and O'Neel, Shad, 2011, Gulkana Glacier, Alaska -- mass balance, meteorology, and water measurements, 1997-2001: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5046, 1 p.
SIR 2010-5247 Report Outside Link
Van Beusekom, A.E., O'Neel, S.R., March, R.S., Sass, L.C., and Cox, L.H., 2010, Re-analysis of Alaskan benchmark glacier mass-balance data using the index method: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5247, 1 p.
SIR 2010-5243 Report Outside Link
Neal, C.A., McGimsey, R.G., Dixon, J.P., Cameron, C.E., Nuzhdaev, A.A., and Chibisova, Marina, 2011, 2008 volcanic activity in Alaska, Kamchatka, and the Kurile Islands: summary of events and response of the Alaska Volcano Observatory: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5243, 1 p.
SIR 2010-5242 Report Outside Link
McGimsey, R.G., Neal, C.A., Dixon, J.P., Malik, Nataliya, and Chibisova, Marina, 2011, 2007 volcanic activity in Alaska, Kamchatka, and the Kurile Islands: summary of events and response of the Alaska Volcano Observatory: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5242, 1 p.
SIR 2009-5257 Report Outside Link
Brabets, T.P., and Conaway, J.S., 2009, Geomorphology and river dynamics of the lower Copper River, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5257, 1 p.
SIR 2009-5215 Report Outside Link
Arp, C.D., and Jones, B.M., 2009, Geography of Alaska lake districts: identification, description, and analysis of lake-rich regions of a diverse and dynamic state: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5215, 1 p.
SIR 2009-5211 Report Outside Link
Brumbaugh, W.G., Mora, M.A., and May, T.W., 2009, Assessment of metals exposure and sub-lethal effects in voles and small birds captured near the DeLong Mountain Regional Transportation System road, Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Alaska, 2006: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5211, 1 p.
SIR 2009-5125 Report Outside Link
Hamilton, T.D., 2009, Guide to surficial geology and river-bluff exposures, Noatak National Preserve, northwestern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5125, 1 p.
SIR 2009-5084 Report Outside Link
Curran, J.H., and Rice, W.J., 2009, Baseline channel geometry and aquatic habitat data for selected streams in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5084, 1 p.
SIR 2008-5214 Report Outside Link
Neal, C.A., McGimsey, R.G., Dixon, J.P., Manevich, Alexander, and Rybin, Alexander, 2008, 2006 Volcanic Activity in Alaska, Kamchatka, and the Kurile Islands: summary of events and response of the Alaska Volcano Observatory: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5214, 102 p.
SIR 2008-5159 Report Map Outside Link
Coombs, M.L., McGimsey, R.G., and Browne, B.L., 2008, Preliminary volcano-hazard assessment for Gareloi volcano, Gareloi Island, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5159, 27 p., 1 sheet.
SIR 2008-5146 Report Outside Link
Schenk, C.J., and Houseknecht, D.W., 2008, Geologic model for oil and gas assessment of the Kemik-Thompson play, central North Slope, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5146, 1 p.
SIR 2008-5125 Report Outside Link
Hamilton, T.D., 2009, Guide to surficial geology and river-bluff exposures, Noatak National Preserve, northwestern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5125, 116 p.
SIR 2008-5040 Report Outside Link
Brumbaugh, W.G., and May, T.W., 2008, Elements in mud and snow in the vicinity of the DeLong Mountain Regional Transportation System Road, Red Dog Mine, and Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Alaska, 2005-06: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5040, 1 p.
SIR 2007-5289-A Report
Goldfarb, R.J., Marsh, E.E., Hart, C.J.R., Mair, J.L., Miller, M.L., and Johnson, Craig, 2010, Geology and origin of epigenetic lode gold deposits, Tintina Gold Province, Alaska and Yukon, in Gough, L.P., and Day, W.C., ed., Recent U.S. Geological Survey studies in the Tintina Gold Province, Alaska, United States, and Yukon, Canada -- results of a 5 year project: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5289-A, p. A1-A18.
SIR 2007-5289-B Report
Dusel-Bacon, Cynthia, Aleinikoff, J.N., Premo, W.R., Paradis, Suzanne, and Lohr-Schmidt, Llana, 2010, Tectonic setting and metallogenesis of volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits in the Bonnifield mining district, northern Alaska Range, in Gough, L.P., and Day, W.C., ed., Recent U.S. Geological Survey studies in the Tintina Gold Province, Alaska, United States, and Yukon, Canada -- results of a 5 year project: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5289-B, p. B1-B7.
SIR 2007-5289-C Report
Saltus, R.W., 2010, Matching magnetic trends and patterns across the Tintina fault, Alaska and Canada -- evidence for offset of about 490 kilometers, in Gough, L.P., and Day, W.C., ed., Recent U.S. Geological Survey studies in the Tintina Gold Province, Alaska, United States, and Yukon, Canada -- results of a 5 year project: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5289-C, p. C1-C7.
SIR 2007-5289-D Report
O'Neill, J.M., Day, W.C., Aleinikoff, J.N., and Saltus, R.W., 2010, The Black Mountain tectonic zone -- a reactivated northeast trending crustal shear zone in the Yukon-Tanana Upland of east-central Alaska, in Gough, L.P., and Day, W.C., ed., Recent U.S. Geological Survey studies in the Tintina Gold Province, Alaska, United States, and Yukon, Canada -- results of a 5 year project: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5289-D, p. D1-D8.
SIR 2007-5289-E Report
Hubbard, B.E., Dusel-Bacon, Cynthia, Rowan, L.C., and Eppinger, R.G., 2010, Mapping known and potential mineral occurrences and host rocks in the Bonnifield mining district using minimal cloud- and snow-cover ASTER data, in Gough, L.P., and Day, W.C., ed., Recent U.S. Geological Survey studies in the Tintina Gold Province, Alaska, United States, and Yukon, Canada -- results of a 5 year project: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5289-E, p. E1-E8.
SIR 2007-5289-F Report
Wanty, R.B., Wang, Bronwen, Vohnden, Jim, Day, W.C., and Gough, L.P., 2010, Aufeis accumulations in stream bottoms in Arctic and subarctic environments as a possible indicator of geologic structure, in Gough, L.P., and Day, W.C., ed., Recent U.S. Geological Survey studies in the Tintina Gold Province, Alaska, United States, and Yukon, Canada -- results of a 5 year project: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5289-F, p. F1-F9.
SIR 2007-5289-G Report
Mueller, S.H., Goldfarb, R.J., Verplanck, P.L., Trainor, T.P., Sanzolone, R.F., and Adams, Monique, 2010, Surface-water, ground-water, and sediment geochemistry of epizonal and shear-hosted mineral deposits in the Tintina Gold Province -- arsenic and antimony distribution and mobility, in Gough, L.P., and Day, W.C., ed., Recent U.S. Geological Survey studies in the Tintina Gold Province, Alaska, United States, and Yukon, Canada -- results of a 5 year project: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5289-G, p. G1-G9.
SIR 2007-5289-H Report
Wang, Bronwen, Gough, L.P., Wanty, R.B., Crock, J.G., Lee, G.K., Day, W.C., and Vohden, Jim, 2010, Landscape geochemistry near mineralized areas of eastern Alaska, in Gough, L.P., and Day, W.C., ed., Recent U.S. Geological Survey studies in the Tintina Gold Province, Alaska, United States, and Yukon, Canada -- results of a 5 year project: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5289-H, p. H1-H8.
SIR 2007-5289-I Report
Eppinger, R.G., Briggs, P.H., Dusel-Bacon, Cynthia, Giles, S.A., Gough, L.P., Hammarstrom, J.M., and Hubbard, B.E., 2010, Environmental geochemical study of Red Mountain -- an undisturbed volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit in the Bonnifield District, Alaska Range, east-central Alaska, in Gough, L.P., and Day, W.C., ed., Recent U.S. Geological Survey studies in the Tintina Gold Province, Alaska, United States, and Yukon, Canada -- results of a 5 year project: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5289-I, p. I1-I9.
SIR 2007-5289-J Report
Gough, L.P., Eppinger, R.G., and Briggs, P.H., 2010, The biogeochemistry and occurrence of unusual plant species inhabiting acidic, metal-rich water, Red Mountain, Bonnifield District, Alaska Range, in Gough, L.P., and Day, W.C., ed., Recent U.S. Geological Survey studies in the Tintina Gold Province, Alaska, United States, and Yukon, Canada -- results of a 5 year project: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5289-J, p. J1-J6.
SIR 2007-5289-K Report
Gough, L.P., 2010, U.S. Geological Survey reports on the Tintina Gold Province--Products of recent mineral resources program studies, in Gough, L.P., and Day, W.C., ed., Recent U.S. Geological Survey studies in the Tintina Gold Province, Alaska, United States, and Yukon, Canada -- results of a 5 year project: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5289-K, p. K1-K3.
SIR 2007-5289 Report Outside Link
Gough, L.P., and Day, W.C., ed., 2010, Recent U.S. Geological Survey studies in the Tintina Gold Province, Alaska, United States, and Yukon, Canada -- results of a 5 year project: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5289, 148 p.
SIR 2007-5282 Report Outside Link
Heinrichs, T.A., Langley, D.E., Burrows, R.L., and Conaway, J.S., 2007, Hydraulic survey and scour assessment of Bridge 524, Tanana River at Big Delta, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5282, 1 p.
SIR 2007-5281 Report Outside Link
Rowan, E.L., and Stanley, R.G., 2008, The Yukon Flats Cretaceous(?)-Tertiary extensional basin, east-central Alaska: burial and thermal history modeling: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5281, 1 p.
SIR 2007-5269 Report Outside Link
McGimsey, R.G., Neal, C.A., Dixon, J.P., and Ushakov, Sergey, 2008, 2005 volcanic activity in Alaska, Kamchatka, and the Kurile Islands: summary of events and response of the Alaska Volcano Observatory: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5269, 94 p.
SIR 2007-5124 Report Outside Link
Kennedy, B.W., and Langley, D.E., 2007, Assessment of hydrology, water quality, and trace elements in selected placer-mined creeks in the Birch Creek watershed near central, Alaska, 2001-05: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5124, 1 p.
SIR 2007-5094 Report Map Outside Link
Coombs, M.L., McGimsey, R.G., and Browne, B.L., 2007, Preliminary volcano-hazard assessment for the Tanaga volcanic cluster, Tanaga Island, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5094, 37 p., 1 sheet.
SIR 2007-5047 Report Outside Link
Piatt, J.F., and Gende, S.M., ed., 2007, Proceedings of the Fourth Glacier Bay Science Symposium: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5047, 246 p.
SIR 2007-5047 Report
Harney, Jodi, Cochrane, Guy, Etherington, Lisa, Dartnell, Pete, and Chezar, Hank, 2007, Geologic characteristics of benthic habitats in Glacier Bay, Alaska, derived from geophysical data, videography, and sediment sampling, in Piatt, J.F., and Gende, S.M., ed., Proceedings of the Fourth Glacier Bay Science Symposium: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5047, p. 37-42.
SIR 2007-5047 Report
Finnegan, D.C., Lawson, D.E., and Kopczynski, S.E., 2007, Assessing contemporary and Holocene glacial and glacial-marine environments, in Piatt, J.F., and Gende, S.M., ed., Proceedings of the Fourth Glacier Bay Science Symposium: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5047, p. 42-45.
SIR 2007-5047 Report
Lawson, D.E., Finnegan, D.C., Kopczynski, S.E., and Bigl, S.R., 2007, Early to mid-Holocene glacier fluctuations in Glacier Bay, Alaska, in Piatt, J.F., and Gende, S.M., ed., Proceedings of the Fourth Glacier Bay Science Symposium: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5047, p. 54-56.
SIR 2007-5047 Report
Motyka, R.J., Larsen, C.F., Freymueller, J.T., and Echelmeyer, K.A., 2007, Post Little Ice Age rebound in the Glacier Bay region, in Piatt, J.F., and Gende, S.M., ed., Proceedings of the Fourth Glacier Bay Science Symposium: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5047, p. 57-59.
SIR 2007-5047 Report
Cokelet, E.D., Jenkins, A.J., and Etherington, L.L., 2007, A transect of Glacier Bay ocean currents measured by acoustic doppler current profiler (ADCP), in Piatt, J.F., and Gende, S.M., ed., Proceedings of the Fourth Glacier Bay Science Symposium: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5047, p. 80-83.
SIR 2007-5047 Report
Wieczorek, G.F., Geist, E.L., Jakob, Matthias, Zirnheld, S.L., Boyce, Ellie, Motyka, R.J., and Burns, Patricia, 2007, Landslide-induced wave hazard assessment -- Tidal Inlet, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, in Piatt, J.F., and Gende, S.M., ed., Proceedings of the Fourth Glacier Bay Science Symposium: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5047, p. 165-167.
SIR 2007-5039 Report Outside Link
Schmidt, J.M., Light, T.D., Drew, L.J., Wilson, F.H., Miller, M.L., and Saltus, R.W., 2007, Undiscovered locatable mineral resources in the Bay Resource Management Plan Area, southwestern Alaska: a probabilistic assessment: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5039, 1 p.
SIR 2007-5027 Report Outside Link
Neal, E.G., 2007, Hydrology and glacier-lake-outburst floods (1987-2004) and water quality (1988-2003) of the Taku River near Juneau, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5027, 1 p.
SIR 2006-5323 Report Outside Link
Curran, J.H., 2007, Hydrology and flood profiles of Duck Creek and Jordan Creek downstream from Egan Drive, Juneau, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5323, 1 p.
SIR 2006-5282 Report Outside Link
Heinrichs, T.A., Langley, D.E., Burrows, R.L., and Conaway, J.S., 2007, Hydraulic survey and scour assessment of Bridge 524, Tanana River at Big Delta, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5282, 67 p.
SIR 2006-5248 Report Outside Link
Waythomas, C.F., Miller, T.P., and Mangan, M.T., 2006, Preliminary volcano hazard assessment for the Emmons Lake volcanic center, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5248, 41 p.
SIR 2006-5229 Report Outside Link
Glass, R.L., and Ourso, R.T., 2006, Water-quality conditions of Chester Creek, Anchorage, Alaska, 1998-2001: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5229, 1 p.
SIR 2006-5151 Report Outside Link
Brabets, T.P., and Ourso, R.T., 2006, Water quality of the Crescent River Basin, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska, 2003-2004: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5151, 1 p.
SIR 2006-5023 Report Outside Link
Langley, D.E., 2006, Calculation of scour depth at the Parks Highway Bridge on the Tanana River at Nenana, Alaska, using one- and two-dimensional hydraulic models: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5023, 1 p.
SIR 2005-5051 Report Outside Link
Nelson, P.H., and Bird, K.J., 2005, Porosity-depth trends and regional uplift calculated from sonic logs, National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5051, 1 p.
SIR 2005-5019 Report Outside Link
Wilson, F.H., and Coonrad, W.L., 2005, The Togiak-Tikchik complex of southwestern Alaska, a replacement for the Gemuk Group: stratigraphic nomenclature that has outlived its time: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5019, 1 p.
SIR 2005-5002 Report Outside Link
Dinicola, R.S., Simonds, F.W., and Defawe, Rose, 2004, Monitoring the natural attenuation of petroleum in ground water at the former Naval complex, Operable Unit A, Adak Island, Alaska, May and June 2003: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5002, 52 p.
SIR 2004-5234 Report Outside Link
Neal, E.G., 2004, Simulated peak inflows for glacier dammed Russell Fiord, near Yakutat, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5234, 10 p.
SIR 2004-5229 Report Outside Link
Brabets, T.P., 2004, Occurrence and distribution of trace elements in snow, streams, and streambed sediments, Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Alaska, 2002-2003: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5229, 31 p.
SIR 2004-5066 Report Outside Link
Conaway, J.S., 2004, Summary and comparison of multiphase streambed scour analysis at selected bridge sites in Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5066, 34 p.
SIR 2004-5057 Report Outside Link
Brabets, T.P., March, R.S., and Trabant, D.C., 2004, Glacial history and runoff components of the Tlikakila River Basin, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5057, 24 p.
SIR 2004-5023 Report Outside Link
Neal, E.G., Brabets, T.P., and Frenzel, S.A., 2004, Water quality and stream flow of the Indian River, Sitka, Alaska, 2001-02: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5023, 33 p.
SIR 2004-5021 Report Outside Link
Brabets, T.P., and Whitman, M.S., 2004, Water-quality, biological, and physical-habitat conditions at fixed sites in the Cook Inlet Basin, Alaska, National Water-Quality Assessment Study Unit, October 1998-September 2001: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5021, 101 p.