Open-File Report 2007–1153
This report presents data and describes the methodology for magnetic, geochemical, and textural measurements of sediment and bedrock samples collected along a transect across the Southwestern United States (fig. 1). The results presented here support a study that examines compositional variations of mineral dust deposited during the past few centuries in isolated natural traps spanning a region from the Mojave Desert of southern California to the central Colorado Plateau (Goldstein and others, in press; fig. 1). In particular, the study addresses the spatial and temporal variations in dust composition in the context of landscape geochemistry over a large area of the southwestern United States.
Posted May 2007
Goldstein, H.L., Reynolds,
R.L., Reheis, M.C., Yount, J.C., and Lamothe, P.J., 2007, Physical
and Chemical Data from Eolian Sediment Collected along a Transect from the
Mojave Desert to the Colorado Plateau: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1153, 29 p.