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Bathymetric, geophysical and geologic sample data from Medicine Lake, Siskiyou County, northern California

September 1, 2000

In September, 1999, the U.S. Geological Survey acquired high-resolution bathymetry, seismic reflection profiles, and geologic sample data from Medicine Lake, a high altitude (2,036 m) lake located within the summit caldera/basin at Medicine Lake volcano (MLV), a dormant Quaternary shield volcano located in the Cascade Range, 50 km northeast of Mt. Shasta. It last erupted less than 1000 years ago.The purpose of this work was to assess whether sediments in the lake might provide a high-resolution record of the climate, volcanic and geochemical (particularly mercury) history of the region. We are still working with our data to assess whether the sediments are appropriate for further study. This report provides a summary of what we have learned to date.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2000
Title Bathymetric, geophysical and geologic sample data from Medicine Lake, Siskiyou County, northern California
DOI 10.3133/ofr0043
Authors Jonathan R. Childs, J. B. Lowenstern, R. L. Phillips, P.E. Hart, J. J. Rytuba, J. A. Barron, S. W. Starratt, Sarah Spaulding
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 00-043
Index ID ofr0043
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization