USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1992-015-FA

Other ID: VERE92-2

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Stephen Colman

Affiliate Investigator(s): E.B. Karabanov, Limnolog. Inst., Irkutsk

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To obtain and quantitatively interpret the sedimentary record of changing climate and limnology in Lake Baikal by collecting high-resolution seismic reflection data to delineate the sedimentary environments beneath the lake, defining how these environments have responded to climate change, and locating and correlating the best sites for coring.


Start Date: 1992-07-21

Start Port/Location: Listvyanka, Siberia, USSR

End Date: 1992-08-01

End Port/Location: Listvyanka, Siberia, USSR

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

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: See scanned cruise report.

Staff: Susan Carter, Stephen Colman, Kenneth E. Parolski, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
P. Hearn
R. Seal
H. Nelson
J. Allen; URI: J. Peck; Limol Inst.: E. Karabanov
A. Bardardinov
L. Granina
V. Kochetkov
O. Levina
O. Khlistov
S. Bazileva
E. Stolbova
E. Kapnakova; Irkutsk Poly.: P. Mekhonoshin; Inst. Geog. - Cart.: P. Yermikova

Notes: Original Center People field contained: S. Colman, P. Hearn, R. Seal, H. Nelson, S. Carter, K. Parolski, R. Rendigs, J. Allen.
Project = Global Change Stratigraphy, Global Change Stratigraphy


Selenga Delta, Buguldeika, Academician Ridge, Maloye Marye, Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, USSR, Asia;

North: 56 South: 51.95 West: 103 East: 110


photo of Vereshchagin


Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: URL:


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Box corer --- Biology
1992-015-FA-SC-001 ( CORE samples)
Corer - slow --- Geology
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
1992-015-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 92015)
1992-015-FA-LN-002-01 ( Raw navigation data files.)
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1992-015-FA-SE-003 ( analog tape of seismic data)
1992-015-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 3.5K) for lines )
Water gun data ( )
1992-015-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of )
Water gun (wh) --- Air Gun / Water Gun