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Scientific Investigations Map 2997

Prepared in cooperation with the National Park Service

Geologic Map of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Region, Tennessee and North Carolina

By Scott Southworth, Art Schultz, John N. Aleinikoff, and Arthur J. Merschat

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Summary

The geology of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park region of Tennessee and North Carolina was studied from 1993 to 2003 as part of a cooperative investigation by the U.S. Geological Survey with the National Park Service (NPS). This work resulted in a 1:100,000-scale geologic map derived from mapping that was conducted at scales of 1:24,000 and 1:62,500. The geologic data are intended to support cooperative investigations with the NPS, the development of a new soil map by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory. In response to a request by the NPS, we mapped previously unstudied areas, revised the geology where problems existed, and developed a map database for use in interdisciplinary research, land management, and interpretive programs for park visitors.

First posted November 14, 2012

Supersedes USGS Open-File Reports
03–381, 2004–1410, and 2005–1225

For additional information contact:
Scott Southworth
U.S. Geological Survey
926A National Center
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20192
Email: ssouthwo@usgs.gov
Phone: 703–648–6385

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Suggested citation:

Southworth, Scott, Schultz, Art, Aleinikoff, J.N., and Merschat, A.J., 2012, Geologic map of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park region, Tennessee and North Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 2997, one sheet, scale 1:100,000, and 54-p. pamphlet. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/2997/.) (Supersedes USGS Open-File Reports 03–381, 2004–1410, and 2005–1225.)




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