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Missouri River Drainage Basin Landform Origins Research Project is a 21st century Expedition of Discovery

  The Missouri River drainage basin landform origins research project is the first known scientific expedition of discovery to systematically study detailed topographic map evidence for all major drainage divide areas within and surrounding the Missouri River drainage basin and in a sense is a modern-day equivalent of historical voyages of discovery where explorers traveled […]

Cherry Creek-Plum Creek drainage divide area landform origins in Douglas County, Colorado, USA

  Abstract: This essay uses topographic map evidence to interpret landform origins in the Cherry Creek-Plum Creek drainage divide area in Douglas County, Colorado. Cherry Creek is a north and northwest oriented stream joining the north-northeast oriented South Platte River at Denver. Plum Creek is formed at confluence of northeast, north, and northwest oriented East […]

Arikaree River-South Fork Republican River drainage divide area landform origins in Lincoln and Kit Carson Counties, Colorado, USA

  Abstract: This essay uses topographic map evidence to interpret landform origins in the Arikaree River-South Fork Republican River drainage divide area in Lincoln and Kit Carson Counties, Colorado. The Arikaree River and South Fork Republican River are tributaries to the Republican River and flow in east and northeast directions across Lincoln and Kit Carson […]

Bear Creek-North Fork South Platte River drainage divide area landform origins in the Colorado Front Range, USA

  Abstract: This essay uses topographic map evidence to interpret landform origins in the Bear Creek-North Fork South Platte River drainage divide area in the Colorado Front Range. Bear Creek is an east-northeast, southeast, northeast, and east oriented stream originating near Mount Evans and flowing to Colorado Piedmont to join the north-northeast oriented South Platte […]

Pawnee Creek-South Platte River drainage divide area landform origins in Weld, Morgan, and Logan Counties, Colorado, USA

  Abstract: This essay uses topographic map evidence to interpret landform origins in the Pawnee Creek-South Platte River drainage divide area in Weld, Morgan, and Logan Counties, Colorado. Pawnee Creek is an east and southeast oriented tributary to the northeast oriented South Platte River in northeast Colorado. Topographic map evidence shows drainage divides between Pawnee […]

South Platte River-Frenchman Creek drainage divide area landform origins in the Colorado northeast corner, USA

  Abstract: This essay uses topographic map evidence to interpret landform origins in the South Platte River-Frenchman Creek drainage divide area in the Colorado northeast corner. The South Platte River originates in the Colorado Front Range and flows in a southeast, north-northeast, and east-southeast direction before turning to flow in a northeast direction to the […]

Lodgepole Creek-South Platte River drainage divide area landform origins in Cheyenne and Kimball Counties, Nebraska and Sedgwick and Logan Counties, Colorado, USA

  Abstract: This essay uses topographic map evidence to interpret landform origins in the Lodgepole Creek-South Platte River drainage divide area in Kimball and Cheyenne Counties, Nebraska and Sedgwick and Logan Counties, Colorado. Kimball and Cheyenne Counties are located along the south margin of the Nebraska panhandle and Sedgwick and Logan Counties are located in […]

North Platte River-South Platte River drainage divide area landform origins in Deuel, Garden, and Keith Counties, Nebraska, USA

Abstract: This essay uses topographic map evidence to interpret landform origins in the North Platte River-South Platte River drainage divide area in Deuel, Garden, and Keith Counties, Nebraska. Deuel, Garden, and Keith Counties are located in western Nebraska west of where the northeast oriented South Platte River and the southeast oriented North Platte River meet […]

North Fork Shoshone River-South Fork Shoshone River drainage divide area landform origins in the Absaroka Mountains, northwest Wyoming, USA

  Abstract: This essay uses topographic map evidence to interpret landform origins in the region between the North Fork Shoshone River and the South Fork Shoshone River in the Absaroka Range located in northwest Wyoming. The North Fork Shoshone River flows in an east direction to join the northeast oriented South Fork Shoshone River at […]

Clarks Fork Yellowstone River-Shoshone River drainage divide area landform origins, Beartooth and Absaroka Mountains, Wyoming, USA

Abstract: This essay uses topographic map evidence to interpret landform origins in the region between the Clarks Fork Yellowstone River and the Shoshone River in the Wyoming Beartooth and Absaroka Mountains. Clarks Fork Yellowstone River flows in a southeast direction almost to east edge of the Beartooth Mountains before it is joined by northeast oriented […]

Yellowstone River-North Fork Shoshone River drainage divide area landform origins east of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

  Abstract: This essay uses topographic map evidence to interpret landform origins in the region between the Yellowstone River and the North Fork Shoshone River east of Yellowstone National Park along the Absaroka Range crest ridge in Wyoming. The Yellowstone River flows in a north-northwest direction to Yellowstone Lake and then in a northwest, northeast, […]

Yellowstone River-Lamar River drainage divide area landform origins in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

Abstract: This essay uses topographic map evidence to interpret landform origins in the region between the Yellowstone River and the Lamar River in Yellowstone National Park, northwest Wyoming and is located north of Yellowstone Lake. Specimen Ridge and the Mirror Plateau are located between the north-northwest, northeast, north, and northwest Yellowstone River and the north-northwest […]

Madison River-Gallatin River drainage divide area landform origins in northwest Yellowstone National Park region, Montana and Wyoming, USA

Abstract: This essay uses topographic map evidence to interpret landform origins between the Madison River and Gallatin River in the northwest Yellowstone National Park region, Montana and Wyoming. The northwest Yellowstone National Park region as defined here includes the Yellowstone National Park northwest corner and the region west to the north-northwest oriented Madison River valley. […]

Red Rock River-Henrys Fork drainage divide area landform origins along the continental divide, Centennial Mountains, Beaverhead County, Montana and Clark and Fremont Counties, Idaho, USA

Abstract: This essay uses topographic map evidence to interpret landform origins along the continental divide between the Red Rock River in Beaverhead County, Montana and Henrys Fork in Clark and Fremont Counties, Idaho. The continental divide segment studied in this essay is located along the Centennial Mountains east end. The Centennial Mountains are a west-to-east […]

Grasshopper Creek-Beaverhead River drainage divide area landform origins, southeast Pioneer Mountains region, Beaverhead County, Montana, USA

Abstract: This essay uses topographic map evidence to interpret landform origins in the southeast Pioneer Mountains region between Grasshopper Creek and Beaverhead River in Beaverhead County, Montana. The Beaverhead River is today a north-northeast oriented drainage route east of the Pioneer Mountains and is joined by the north, northeast, southeast, south, and northeast oriented Big […]

Origin of North America east-west continental divide, Little Blackfoot River-Missouri River drainage divide area landform origins in Lewis and Clark and Powell Counties, Montana, USA

Abstract: This essay uses topographic map evidence to interpret landform origins in the region between Little Blackfoot River and the Missouri River along the east-west continental divide in Lewis and Clark and Powell Counties, Montana. East of the continental divide the Missouri River flows in a north-northwest direction in eastern Lewis and Clark County before […]