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Summary Information for Field Activity 1992-020-FA

Area of Operations: Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, Asia

Dates: August 25, 1992 to September 25, 1992

Chief scientist: Deborah Hutchinson
Kim Klitgord

   A. Golmshtok - Russian Institute of Oceanology; C. Scholz - Duke U.

Objectives: To investigate the character, timing and distribution of sedimentation and crustal deformation in an active lacustrine rift system; to construct seismic stratigraphic framework for these basins; and to select a site for a deep drill hole in Lake Baikal.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling;

Information to be derived: Morphology;

Summary: CDP Lines 92-1 thru 92-60 (some lines skipped).

Contact: Deborah Hutchinson (
Kim Klitgord ()

InfoBank: uses the identifier B-1-92-LB. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Colman, Steven M., Foster, David S., and Hatton, Josephine,1996, High-resolution seismic-reflection surveys of Lake Baikal, Siberia, 1990-1992: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-274, 2 CD-ROMs. (Also available at

Hutchinson, Deborah R.,1995, Navigation quality from Lake Baikal 1992 multichannel seismics cruise: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-233, 165 p.. (Available as a PDF version). (Also available at

Klitgord, K. D., Golmshtok, A. J., Scholz, C. A., Akentiev, L. G., Nichols, D., Schneider, C., McGill, J., Foster, D. S., and Unger, J. D.,1993, Seismic survey of Lake Baikal, Siberia cruise report; RV BALKHASH, 25 August to 25 September 1992: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 93-201, p. 25. (Available as a PDF version)

Nichols, David R., Miller, Greg, and Akentiev, Lyosha,1992, Seismic survey of Lake Baikal, Siberia; operational technical summary for the RV BALKASH and RV TITOV, 15 August to 30 September 1992: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 92-693, 21 p.. (Available as a PDF version). (Also available at

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