A new Coalition publication entitled "A multiagency and multijurisdictional approach to mapping the glacial deposits of the Great Lakes region in three dimensions"* is now available at the GSA Special Papers Online First
web page. The manuscript is a chapter in GSA Special Paper 520: Geoscience for the Public Good and Global Development: Toward a Sustainable Future
. Link follows: http://specialpapers.gsapubs.org/online-first/520.
*Manuscripts appearing on the Online First page have been accepted, edited, and prepared for publication. The manuscripts are removed from the Online First page once the complete volume has been published.
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Why a geologic mapping coalition?
In the late 1990s, the state geological surveys of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,
and Ohio joined with the U.S. Geological Survey to form the Central Great Lakes
Geologic Mapping Coalition. More recently, the Coalition has expanded to include
four additional states bordering the Great Lakes—Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania,
and Wisconsin. These eight states have similar geologic conditions and must address
common societal issues about land and water resources, the environment, and geologic
hazards. By integrating their expertise and resources, the geological surveys are
addressing these issues more effectively than could any one agency.
*click a state to view its corresponding page