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Open-File Report 2013–1113

Methods and Spatial Extent of Geophysical Investigations, Mono Lake, California, 2009 to 2011

By A.S. Jayko, P.E. Hart, J.R. Childs, M.H. Cormier, D.A.Ponce, N.D. Athens, and J.S. McClain

Abstract

This report summarizes the methods and spatial extent of geophysical surveys conducted on Mono Lake and Paoha Island by U.S. Geological Survey during 2009 and 2011. The surveys include acquisition of new high resolution seismic reflection data, shipborne high resolution magnetic data, and ground magnetic and gravity data on Paoha Island. Several trials to acquire swath bathymetry and side scan sonar were conducted, but were largely unsuccessful likely due to physical properties of the water column and (or) physical properites of the highly organic bottom sediment.

First posted May 15, 2013

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Suggested citation:

Jayko, A.S., Hart, P.E., Childs, J.R., Cormier, M.H., Ponce, D.A., Athens, N.A., and McClain, J.S., 2013, Methods and spatial extent of geophysical Investigations, Mono Lake, California, 2009 to 2011; U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1113, 18 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1113/.



Contents

Acknowledgments

Abstract

Introduction

Previous Offshore Geophysical Studies and Related Work

Geophysical Surveys 2009–2011

References Cited


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