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Bathymetric, geophysical and geologic sample data from Medicine Lake, Siskiyou County, northern California

Open-File Report 00-043

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Abstract

In September, 1999, the U.S. Geological Survey acquired high-resolution bathymetry, seismic reflection profiles, and geologic sample data from Medicine Lake, a high altitude (2,036 m) lake located within the summit caldera/basin at Medicine Lake volcano (MLV), a dormant Quaternary shield volcano located in the Cascade Range, 50 km northeast of Mt. Shasta. It last erupted less than 1000 years ago.The purpose of this work was to assess whether sediments in the lake might provide a high-resolution record of the climate, volcanic and geochemical (particularly mercury) history of the region. We are still working with our data to assess whether the sediments are appropriate for further study. This report provides a summary of what we have learned to date.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Bathymetric, geophysical and geologic sample data from Medicine Lake, Siskiyou County, northern California
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
00-043
Edition:
Version 2.0
Year Published:
2000
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey,
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
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