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Summary Information for Field Activity 2002-069-FA

Area of Operations: eastern part of Lake Mead, Nevada, United States

Dates: October 22, 2002 to October 28, 2002

Chief scientist: Dave Twichell

   Mark Rudin, UNLV

Objectives: Map sediment distribution and composition in Lake Mead, NV.

Type of Activity: Sea floor mapping;

Information to be derived: Grain size analysis;

Summary: Studied turbidity current deposits in Lake Mead. Collected 30 cores.

Contact: Dave Twichell (

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Publications resulting from these data

Twichell, David C., Cross, VeeAnn A., Hanson, Andrew D., Buck, Brenda J., Zybala, Jonathan G., and Rudin, Mark J.,2005, Seismic architecture and lithofacies of turbidites in Lake Mead (Arizona and Nevada, U.S.A.), an analogue for topographically complex basins: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 75, no. 1: p. 134-148. (Also available at

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