This publication is the first in a series of annual reports that will make data available regarding changes in stratigraphic nomenclature and that will list publications in which the changes have been described. The Geologic Names Committee, first organized in 1899, is responsible to the U.S. Geological Survey for defining and recommedning policy and rules governing stratigraphic nomenclature. The committee maintains records which include an index to the work of the committee and an index to the stratigraphic literature of the U.S. as far as names and classification are concerned. Since 1890, U.S. Geological Survey reports have followed rules of nomenclature and classification which have been modified from time to time. The history of these rules is traced. The survey, through the Geologic Names Committee, is now operating under the "code of Stratigraphic Nomenclature" prepared in 1961 by the American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature. /Author/

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    U.S. Geological Survey

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  • Authors:
    • Cohee, C V
    • West, W S
  • Publication Date: 1965

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00264181
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Geoscience Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Bull 1194-A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM