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Select publications about Mammoth Mountain. For a full list, visit the USGS Publications Warehouse.


Ewert, J. W., Harpel, C. J., Brooks, S. K. & Marcaida, M. (2010). Bibliography of Literature Pertaining to Long Valley Caldera and Associated Volcanic Fields. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report , 2010-1320, 146 p. and database.



Hill, D. P. & Montgomery-Brown, E. (2015). Long Valley Caldera and the UCERF Depiction of Sierra Nevada Range-Front Faults. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America , 105, No. 6, - doi:10.1785/0120150149


Fact Sheets

Hill, D. P., Bailey, R. A., Sorey, M. L., Hendley II, J. W. & Stauffer, P. H. (2000). Living with a restless Caldera, Long Valley, California. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet , 108-96, 2 p.


Sorey, M. L., Farrar, C. D., Gerlach, T. M., McGee, K. A., Evans, W. C., Hill, D. P., Bailey, R. A., Rogie, J. D., Hendley II, J. W. & Stauffer, P. H. (2000). Invisible CO2 gas killing trees at Mammoth Mountain, California. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet , 172-96, 2 p.


Priest, S. S., Hass, J. H., Ellsworth, W. L., Farrar, C. D., Sorey, M. L., Hill, D. P., Bailey, R. A., Jacobson, R. D., Finger, J. T., McConnell, V. S. & Zoback, M. (1998). Scientific Drilling in Long Valley, California - What Will We Learn?. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet , 077-98, 2 p.


Field Trip Guides

Hildreth, W. and Fierstein, J., 2017, Geologic field-trip guide to Long Valley Caldera, California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5022–L, 119 p.


Geologic Maps

Hildreth, W. & Fierstein, J. (2016). Eruptive history of Mammoth Mountain and its mafic periphery, California. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper , 1812, 138 p.


Bailey, R. A. (1989). Geologic map of Long Valley caldera, Mono-Inyo Craters volcanic chain, and vicinity, Mono County, California. U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Map , 1933, 11 p.


Hazards Assessments and Reports

White, M. N., Ramsey, D. W. & Miller, C. D. (2011). Database for potential hazards from future volcanic eruptions in California. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series , 661


Miller, C. D. (1989). Potential hazards from future volcanic eruptions in California. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin , 1847, 17 p.


Miller, C. D., Mullineaux, D. R., Crandell, D. R. & Bailey, R. A. (1982). Potential hazards from future volcanic eruptions in the Long Valley-Mono Lake area, east-central California and southwest Nevada; a preliminary assessment. U.S. Geological Survey Circular , 877, 10 p.


Journal Articles

Peacock, J. R., Mangan, M. T., McPhee, D. & Ponce, D. A. (2015). Imaging the magmatic system of Mono Basin, California, with magnetotellurics in three dimensions. Journal of Geophysical Research Solid Earth , 120, p 7273–7289. doi:10.1002/2015JB012071


Hildreth, W., Fierstein, J., Champion, D. E. & Calvert, A. T. (2014). Mammoth Mountain and its mafic periphery—A late Quaternary volcanic field in eastern California. Geosphere , 10, p. 1315-1365. doi:10.1130/GES01053.1


Lewicki, J. L., Hilley, G. E., Shelly, D. R., King, J. C., McGeehin, J. P., Mangan, M. T. & Evans, W. C. (2014). Crustal migration of CO2-rich magmatic fluids recorded by tree-ring radiocarbon and seismicity at Mammoth Mountain, CA, USA. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research , 360, p 52-58. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2013.12.035


Werner, C., Bergfeld, D., Farrar, C. D., Doukas, M. P., Kelly, P. J. & Kern, C. (2014). Decadal-scale variability of diffuse CO2 emissions and seismicity revealed from long-term monitoring (1995–2013) at Mammoth Mountain, California, USA. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research , 289, p 51-63. doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2014.10.020


Hildreth, W. (2004). Volcanological perspectives on Long Valley, Mammoth Mountain, and Mono Crates: several contiguous but discrete systems. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research , 136, 169-198. doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2004.05.019


Gerlach, T. M., Doukas, M. P., McGee, K. A. & Kessler, R. (1999). Airborne detection of diffuse carbon dioxide emissions at Mammoth Mountain, California. Geophysical Research Letters , 26, 3661-3664. doi:10.1029/1999GL008388


McGee, K. A. & Gerlach, T. M. (1998). Annual cycle of magmatic CO2 in a tree-kill soil at Mammoth Mountain, California; implications for soil acidification. Geology , 26, 463-466. doi:10.1130/0091-7613


Sorey, M. L., Evans, W. C., Kennedy, B. M., Farrar, C. D., Hainsworth, L. J. & Hausback, B. P. (1998). Carbon dioxide and helium emissions from a reservoir of magmatic gas beneath Mammoth Mountain, California. Journal of Geophysical Research , 103, p 15303-15323. doi:10.1029/98JB01389


Response and Coordination Plans

Mono County Emergency Operations Plan. Department of Emergency Management (2012). Mono County California.


USGS General Publication

Bergfeld, D. & Evans, W. C. (2011). Monitoring CO2 emissions in tree-kill areas near the Resurgent Dome at Long Valley Caldera, California. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report , 2011-5038, 9 p.


Duffield, W. A. & Sass, J. H. (2003). Geothermal Energy: Clean Power From the Earth's Heat. U.S. Geological Survey Circular , 1249, 36 p.