River log of geology along the Missouri River, Coals Bank Landing to Stafford (McClelland) Ferry - River mile 41-102.

©Dr. Harmon D. Maher Jr., 2003. Address: Dept. of Geography and Geology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE, 68181-0199. harmon_maher@mail.unomaha.edu

Description: Many of the existing guides for this stretch of river focus on the exploration and pioneer history, and do not focus on the geology. This guide aims to provide a more detailed guide to the geology. The guide is written at the undergraduate geology level, although both those simply interested in natural history and geology professionals should also be able to find material of use and interest. For the guide to be useful the user also needs the river maps published by the BLM showing the river miles (see reference section). Embedded in the log are 30 color images of features of interest. These are linked to larger versions ( circa 4MB) if more detailed examination is desired. Eight USGS air photos downloaded from the Terraserver site are also linked to appropriate points in the river log. This is a work in progress and we hope to improve on it with time. Your comments and feedback are appreciated.

How to obtain: Copies of this CD may be obtained by contacting the department. The 2003 cost is $15 a copy (discounts possible for larger orders). Any monies generated will go to supporting UNO geology student endeavors (research, field trips, etc.). The purchaser is allowed to make paper copies for personal non-profit use in the field. Copyright infringement will be prosecuted.

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This guide is provided in CD format, which may not work too well out in the field. Copies can be made on wateproof paper to take on the river.

Acknowledgements: Photos and information were collected during a University of Nebraska at Omaha, Dept. of Geography and Geology field trip. The students Katie Conlon, Tony Langille, Andy Lewis, Elisa Maides, William Moak, Rene Righter, Jami Schuler, and Chris Worch, and UNO alumnus Greg Caron, are thanked for their enthusiastic participation and questions. Terry Selph was our outfitter and river guide, and his sharing of his experience and expertise is appreciated.