USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1991-022-FA

Other ID: VERE91-1

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Stephen Colman

Affiliate Investigator(s): Paul Hearn - USGS-Reston; E. Karabanov - Limnological Institute, Irkutsk

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Experiments, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To obtain and quantitatively interpret the sedimentary record of changing climate and limnology in Lake Baikal.


Start Date: 1991-07-13

Start Port/Location: Listvyanka, Siberia, USSR

End Date: 1991-08-05

End Port/Location: Listvyanka, Siberia, USSR

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, Water gun (wh), Corer - slow, Corer - gravity, Box corer, Magellan PRO 1000 GPS, Single channel hydrophone

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Benthos gravity cores: 29; box cores: 19; large-diameter piston cores: 36; seismic reflection profiles: 2060 km.

Staff: Susan Carter, Stephen Colman, David Nichols, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
Paul Hearn - Co-Ch. Sci.
USGS-Reston; Edward Callender - geochemist
USGS-WRD-Reston; Hans Nelson - geologist
USGS-PMG-MP; Kevin O'Toole - marine tech.
USGS-PMG-MP; James Broda - research assoc.
WHOI; Anne Felton - geologist
BMR Australia; John King - professor
URI; Cynthia Pilskaln - MBARI; E. B. Karabanov - LI Siberia; A. Bardardinov - LI Siberia; L. Granina - LI Siberia; A. Gvozdkov - IG Siberia; E. Seleznova - USSR Ministry of Geology

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Steve Colman - Co-Ch. Sci.; Susan Carter - geologist; Dave Nichols - seismic specialist; Rick Rendigs - geologist.
Project = Global Change Sratigraphy, Global Change Sratigraphy


Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, Asia;

North: 56 South: 51 West: 102.5 East: 110


photo of Vereshchagin


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Water gun (wh) --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Corer - slow --- Geology
Corer - gravity --- Geology
Box corer --- Biology
Magellan PRO 1000 GPS --- Navigation
1991-022-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 91022)
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
Water gun data ( )
1991-022-FA-SE-003 ( analog tape of seismic data)
1991-022-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of )
1991-022-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( H2O) for lines )