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Field Activity Details for field activity 1989-039-FA

Other ID: BALK89-1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Deborah Hutchinson

Affiliate Investigator(s): Alexander Golmshtok, Chief Scientist - Inst. of Oceanology, Gelendzhik, Russia

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Multichannel, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Study the dynamics of the lake and rift zone.


Start Port/Location: Listvyanka, Siberia

End Port/Location: Listvyanka, Siberia

Start Date: 1989-06-30

End Date: 1989-07-31

Equipment Used: Multichannel seismics, Raytheon radar, Dead reckoning

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: All data were collected by the Russian Institute of Oceanology and the Russian Limnological Institute. USGS personnel assisted with data processing only. CDP seismic reflection data: 1442.40 km, 17 tracklines. See USGS OFR 92-243, Processing of Lake Baikal Marine Multichannel Seismic Reflection Data, for additional information.


Affiliate Staff:
Russian Institute of Oceanology and Limnological Institute
Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Notes: No WHSC personnel participated in data collection; USGS assisted with data processing only. Contact Debbie Hutchinson for additional information regarding data distribution policy. Submitted 12/16/08 by A. Orton for Debbie Hutchinson.
Project = Seismic Survey of Lake Baikal, Siberia, Seismic Survey of Lake Baikal, Siberia


Lake Baikal, Baikal Rift Zone, south central Siberia, Russia, Asia;

North: 55.75 South: 51.5 West: 103.8 East: 109.8


photo of Balkhash


Hutchinson, D.R., Lee, M. W., Agena, W. F., Golmshtok, A. J., Moskalenko, V. N., Karapetov, K., Coleman, D. F., and Akentiev, L., 1992, Processing of Lake Baikal marine multichannel seismic reflection data: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-243, 58 p., URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Multichannel seismics --- Multichannel
1989-039-FA-SE-001-03 ( CD ROM disk of L 1-1,-2; L 2-1, -2, L 3-1, -2 ; L 4-1,-2, L 5-1,-2; L 6-1, -2, L 7-1,-2,-3, L 7-4,-5,-6, L 8-1,-2,-3, L 8-4,-5,-6, L 9-1,-2,-3,-4, L 10 -1,-2,-3,-4-,5, L 11-1,-2,-3,-4, L 12-1,-2,-3,-4, L 13-1,-2; L 14-1,-2, L 15-1AB-1,-2,-3, L 15-1AB-4,-5,-6, L 15-1C-1,-2,-3, L 15-2-1,-2,-3, L 15-2,-4,-5,-6, L 15-2,-7,-8,-9, L 15-3-1,-2,-3, L 15-4-1,-2,-3,-4, L 15-5-1,-2,-3, L 15-6-1,-2,-3, L 15-6-2,-3,-4, L 16-1,-2,-3, L 17-1,-2,-3, )
1989-039-FA-SE-001-01 ( Processed multichannel seismic data from 17 tracklines in Lake Baikal.)
1989-039-FA-SE-001-02 ( Paper record section of Lines B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, B9, B10, B11, B12, B13, B14, B15-1AB, B15-1C, B15-2, B15-3, B15-4, B15-5, B15-6, B16, B17, )
1989-039-FA-SE-001 ( 17 multichannel seismic data lines collected by Russian scientists in Lake Baikal.)
Raytheon radar --- Navigation
Dead reckoning --- Navigation
1989-039-FA-LN-004 ( TIMENAV (text files) 24 time-based navigation files.)
1989-039-FA-LN-001 ( Zip archive of all shotpoint navigation.)
1989-039-FA-LN-002 ( Zip archive of all timebased navigation.)
1989-039-FA-LN-003 ( SHOTNAV (text files) 24 shotpoint navigation files.)

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