Digital Bathymetric Model of Mono Lake, California

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 2393
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In 1986 and 1987, Pelagos Corporation of San Diego (now Racal Pelagos) undertook a bathymetric survey of Mono Lake in eastern California for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP). The result of that survey was a series of maps at various scales and contour intervals. From these maps, the DWP hoped to predict consequences of the drop in lake level that resulted from their diversion of streams in the Mono Basin. No digital models, including shaded-relief and perspective-view renderings, were made from the data collected during the survey. With the permission of Pelagos Corporation and DWP, these data are used to produce a digital model of the floor of Mono Lake. The model was created using a geographic information system (GIS) to incorporate these data with new observations and measurements made in the field. This model should prove to be a valuable tool for enhanced visualization and analyses of the floor of Mono Lake.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Digital Bathymetric Model of Mono Lake, California
Series title Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number 2393
DOI 10.3133/mf2393
Edition Version 1.0
Year Published 2002
Language ENGLISH
Publisher Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s) Western Earth Surface Processes
Description 2 Map Sheets: Sheet 1-34 x 29 inches, Sheet 2-34 x 27 inches; Report: 10 p.; Metadata
Scale 2900
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