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Field Activity Details for field activity 2002-069-FA

Other ID: CB02002

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): David Twichell

Affiliate Investigator(s): Mark Rudin, UNLV

Information Specialist(s): David Twichell

Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Experiments, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map sediment distribution and composition in Lake Mead, NV.


Start Port/Location: Boulder City, NV

End Port/Location: Boulder City, NV

Start Date: 2002-10-22

End Date: 2002-10-28

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Corer - slow

Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Studied turbidity current deposits in Lake Mead. Collected 30 cores.

Staff: Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Staff:
Mark Rudin
UNLV; Nancy Twichell; Jonathan Zybala
UNLV; Brenda Buck
UNLV; Andrew Hanson

Notes: Submitted 08/31/11 by A. Orton and D. Twichell. Cores are stored at UNLV.
Project = Lake Mead Sediment Study,


eastern part of Lake Mead, Nevada, United States

North: 36.2 South: 35.9 West: -114.55 East: -114.05


photo of UNLV Coring Barge
UNLV Coring Barge


Twichell, D.C., Cross, VeeAnn A., Hanson, Andrew D., Buck, Brenda J., Zybala, Jonathan G., and Rudin, Mark J., 2005, Seismic architecture and lithofacies of turbidites in Lake Mead (Arizona and Nevada, U.S.A.), an analogue for topographically complex basins: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 75 no. 1, doi: 10.2110/jsr.2005.011.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Corer - slow --- Geology
2002-069-FA-NL-002 ( Visual core description log: lithologic descriptions for cores.)
2002-069-FA-NL-001 ( Field operations coring log: collection information for 30 cores including dates, locations, weather, procedures, etc.)
GPS (wh) --- Navigation

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