Eastern Mojave Vegetation Nevada State Route 169  

Tom Schweich  

Home Page  (No Preface)

Other articles:
• Interstate 15:   at NV SR-169;  

Junction: US Interstate 15
  Junction: Old Spanish Trail Road
  Piute Point

Locations: Valley of Fire.  

Boundary: Valley of Fire State Park
  Junction: Campground Road

Literature Cited:
- Eichhubl, Peter, W. Lansing Taylor, David D. Pollard, and Atilla Aydin, 2004.
- Retallack, Gregory J., 2009.  

Junction: Spur road to Mouse Tank Trailhead, and White Domes area.

Along the road to the White Domes area are paleosol collection site in the Willow Springs Formation (sic) used by Retallack in his 2009 study of greenhouse crises of the past 300 million years. I think it more likely that the sites were in the Willow Tank Formation. Retallack used stomatal index data for fossil Ginko and related leaves as a proxy for past CO2 spikes and paleosol chemical data as proxies for temperature and humidity changes. These data show that global warming due to CO2 rise is a not a unique event in earth history and that the magnitude of the coming anthropogenic greenhouse pales in comparison with past greenhouse spikes at times of global mass extinctions.

  Elephant Rock

Locations: Valley of Fire.  

Boundary: Valley of Fire State Park

Other articles:
• NV State Route 12:   at NV SR-169;  

Junction: Nevada State Route 12, north through the Muddy River valley to Interstate 15.
If you have a question or a comment you may write to me at: tomas@schweich.com I sometimes post interesting questions in my FAQ, but I never disclose your full name or address.  

[Home Page] [Site Map]

Date and time this article was prepared: 7/13/2024 8:12:47 AM