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Summary Information for Field Activity 2002-031-FA

Area of Operations: Bear Lake, Utah, United States, North America
Foy Lake, Montana, United States, North America

Dates: September 02, 2002 to September 22, 2002

Chief scientist: Steve Colman

Objectives: Bear Lake: sidescan sonar, swath bathymetry and Chirp sub-bottom; Foy Lake: Chirp sub-bottom.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Seismic profiling; Sea floor mapping; bathymetry;Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Seismic profiles

Summary: Successful cruise! Bear Lake: Completed mosaic mapping with sidescan sonar and swath bathymetry; supplemented existing seismic data with additional Chirp profiles. Collected bottom samples at 20 stations (stored in Woods Hole with S. Colman). Foy Lake: Completed Chirp seismic survey of entire lake. Acoustic data and samples in Woods Hole with Ch. Sci. Preliminary data given to UT F&WS, UT State Parks and U. Oregon.

Contact: Steve Colman (

InfoBank: uses the identifier R-1-02-RM. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Colman, Steven M.,2006, Acoustic stratigraphy of Bear Lake, Utah-Idaho; late Quaternary sedimentation patterns in a simple half-graben: Sedimentary Geology, v. 185, no. 1-2: p. 113-125. (Also available at

Denny, J.F., and Colman, S.M.,2003, Geophysical surveys of Bear Lake, Utah-Idaho, September, 2002: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2003-150, CD-ROM. (Also available at

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