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Publisher Document Identifier: {0D093186-91E2-48F7-ABDD-1FC008ED1C6F}
Title: Geologic Provinces of the Circum-Arctic, 2008 (north of the Arctic Circle)
Originator: Feliks M. Persits, Contractor to USGS, Denver, CO (comp.)
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Abstract: This shapefile includes arcs and polygons that describe U.S. Geological Survey defined 33 geologic provinces of the Circum-Arctic (north of the Arctic Circle). Each province has a set of geologic characteristics distinguishing it from surrounding provinces. These characteristics may include the dominant lithologies, the age of the strata, and the structural style. Some provinces include multiple genetically-related basins. Resource-assessments are conducted by research scientists of the U.S Geological Survey's World Petroleum Resource Project by means of a combination of Total Petroleum System analysis based on available geologic information, and statistical analysis of production and exploration information. Total Petroleum Systems are defined in provinces considered for assessment analysis. Total Petroleum Systems are subdivided into Assessment Units. Assessment results from the analysis of assessment units and total petroleum systems are aggregated and allocated to geologic provinces. Summary results are presented as attributes of this shapefile`.
Purpose: This shapefile is intended to delineate geologic provinces of the Circum-Arctic area used in the preparation of Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal (2008), and to present summary results of this assessment.
West Bounding Longitude: -180.00
East Bounding Longitude: 180.00
North Bounding Latitude: 90.00
South Bounding Latitude: 48.35
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Theme keywords: Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal, North of the Arctic Circle, Geologic province, Oil and gas province, Oil province, Gas province, Oil and gas resource assessment, Oil resource assessment, Gas resource assessment, Natural gas liquids resource assessment, geoscientificInformation, environment, economy, Oil shale resources, Oil sand resources, Coalbed methane resources, Natural gas resources, Economic geology, oilgas, wep, cara, arctic
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Browse Graphic Caption: Graphical representation of Provinces in Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal
Browse Graphic Type: JPEG
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Resource Description: Downloadable Data
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