Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Owens Lake

Owens Lake is being a pain in my behind.  I wasn't expecting the kinds of research on the lake that I'm finding out about.  Where's the sequence stratigraphy and stratigraphic columns?  It's all chemical!  Core OL-92, etc., exists but researchers only use them for stable isotopes and rock-flour studies.

Update: I found a great paper that includes sequence stratigraphy of trenches at paleoseismic study sites:
Bacon, Steven N., Silvio K. Pezzopane, and Raymond M. Burke. 2003. Paleoseismology on the Owens Valley Fault and Latest Quaternary Stratigraphy in Owens Valley near Lone Pine, eastern California. Unpublished Final Technical Report for the US Geological Survey, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). Arcata, CA.