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Published by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Research Laboratories, For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Boulder, Colo, Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Subsidences (Earth movements) -- Alaska -- Aleutian Islands.

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StatementDon Tocher, John H. Pfluke, M.E. Blackford.
SeriesNOAA technical report -- ERL 215-ESL 17., NOAA technical report ERL -- 215., NOAA technical report ERL-ESL -- 17.
ContributionsPfluke, John H., Blackford, M. E., Environmental Research Laboratories (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 24 p. :
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17724986M

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