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Field Activity Details for field activity I198LT

AKA: none

Other ID: I-1-98-LT,IS-1-98-LT

Status: Completed


Funding Program(s): Pacific Seafloor Mapping Project (ZP000LD)

Principal Investigator(s): Jim Gardner

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Peter Dartnell

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sonar: Multibeam, Sonar: Sidescan

Scientific Purpose/Goals: The major objective of cruise IS-1-98-LT was to map the bathymetry of Lake Tahoe, California-Nevada to fulfill a commitment made during the Lake Tahoe Presidential Forum in 1997


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 1998-08-02

End Date: 1998-08-17

Equipment Used: multibeam, GPS, integratednavigation, sidescansonar

Information to be Derived: Bathymetry, backscatter, slope, sediment volumes, interpreted geology, etc

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Completed survey and processed bathymetry and backscatter data of approximately 90 percent of Lake Tahoe.


Affiliate Staff:
Art Kleiner (C&C Technologies) - Party Chief

Notes: For raw and intermediate data sets, contact Rani Nandiwada

Staff information imported from InfoBank
Jim Gardner (USGS Western Region) - Chief Scientist
Art Kleiner (C&C Technologies) - Party Chief



North: 39.33333 South: 38.83333 West: -120.25 East: -119.83333


photo of Inland Surveyor
Inland Surveyor


Gardner, J.V., Mayer, L.A., Hughes-Clarke, J., 1998, Cruise report RV Inland Surveyer Cruise IS-98; the bathymetry of Lake Tahoe, California-Nevada, August 2 through August 17, 1998, Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-509,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
multibeam --- Multibeam
File list
GPS --- Navigation
Survey information
integratednavigation --- Navigation
Survey information
sidescansonar --- Sidescan

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