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Introduction to the Pleistocene Geology of Northwestern Lake Lahontan, Nevada

Jonathan O. Davis

Introduction to the Pleistocene Geology of Northwestern Lake Lahontan, Nevada

Field Guide for the 1987 Friends of the Pleistocene, Pacific Cell, Outi ... / Desert Research Institute, University of)

by Jonathan O. Davis

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Published by Desert Research Institute .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Archaeology,
  • Archaeology / Anthropology

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages61
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11568712M
    ISBN 100945920539
    ISBN 109780945920533
    OCLC/WorldCa19566088

    INTRODUCTION _____ 21 CHAPTER 1. SUMMARY OF EARLIER WORK From Storm Lake across Buena Vista, Cherokee and Plymouth counties The Pleistocene Geology of Northwestern Iowa: Iowa Geol. Survey, Vol. XXVI, pp, , 22 PLEISTOCENE OF NORTHWESTERN IOWA FIG. OutIine map of northwestern Iowa showing counties and principal towns. Quaternary Studies near Summer Lake, Oregon Friends of the Pleistocene Ninth Annual Pacific Northwest Cell Field Trip September , Slide Mountain pluvial shorelines Paisley Caves Ana River Fault Pluvial Lake Chewaucan springs, bars, bays, shorelines, fault, dunes, etc. volcanic ashes and lake-level proxies in lake sediments N N.

    Sketch of the geological history of Lake Lahontan, a Quaternary lake of northwestern Nevada / (Washington, DC: Govt. Print. Off., ), by Israel C. Russell (page images at HathiTrust) The Potomac formation, (Washington, Gov't print. off., ), by Lester Frank Ward (page images at HathiTrust).   The shorelines of ancient Lake Bonneville show very prominently along the surrounding hills. In northwest Nevada, Lake Lahontan lay in a series of interconnected valleys east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It was the size of Lake Erie. Pyramid Lake, Walker Lake, and several other saline lakes are all that is left of once mighty Lake Lahontan.

    With no outlet, it became an inland sea. During the Pleistocene epoch, (Ice Age) Lake Lahontan covered most of what was to become the Great Basin Desert, which reached through 8, square miles of Western and Northwestern Nevada and part of California. Its maximum depth was around feet. The climate during this time was wetter and much cooler. Introduction Pleistocene is the period in Earth's history that we commonly refer to as the Ice Age. Through much of this period, the Earth's northern and southern regions were covered by kilometer thick glaciers. It is important to recognize that the Pleistocene was a series of real ice ages, separated by relatively short interglacial periods.


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Introduction to the Pleistocene Geology of Northwestern Lake Lahontan, Nevada by Jonathan O. Davis Download PDF EPUB FB2

Lake Lahontan was a large endorheic Pleistocene lake of modern northwestern Nevada that extended into northeastern California and southern area of the former lake is a large portion of the Great Basin that borders the Sacramento River watershed to the west.

The lake derives its name from Louis-Armand de Lom d'Arce de Lahontan, Baron Nevada book Lahontan, a French soldier. Geological History of Lake Lahontan: A Quaternary Lake of Northwestern Nevada [Anonymous] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Geological History of Lake Lahontan: A Quaternary Lake of Northwestern Nevada3/5(1).

GEOLOGICAL HISTORY OF LAKE LAHONTAN A QUATERNARY LAKE OF NORTHWESTERN NEVADA Hardcover – January 1, by Israel Cook Russell (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all 20 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from 3/5(1). Lake Lahontan is a pluvial lake that formed within the western portion of the Great Basin, occupying the majority of northwestern Nevada during the middle to late Pleistocene. A pluvial lake is one that has had considerable fluctuations in water Nevada book primarily due to climatic changes and fluctuations in precipitation and evaporation rates.

Book digitized by Google from the library of Oxford University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Skip to main content. This banner text can A Quaternary Lake of Northwestern Nevada Item Preview Geological History of Lake Lahontan: A Quaternary Lake of Northwestern Nevada by Israel Cook Russell.

Publication date Pages: Part or all of this report is presented in Portable Document Format (PDF). For best results viewing and printing PDF documents, it is recommended that you download the documents to your computer and open them with Adobe Reader.

1 Text and references to accompany Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Map Geologic Map of the Lahontan Mountains Quadrangle, Churchill County, Nevada. Lake Bonneville lay almost exclusively in western Utah, and only a small area in eastern Nevada, while Lake Lahontan was mainly restricted to western Nevada.

Lake Lahontan reached a maximum depth of over feet and covered over 8, square miles, with vast stretches of open water separated by mountain ranges. The Pleistocene (/ ˈ p l aɪ s. t ə ˌ s iː n,-t oʊ-/ PLYSE-tə-seen, -⁠toh- often colloquially referred to as the Ice Age) is the geological epoch that lasted from about 2, to 11, years ago, spanning the world's most recent period of repeated end of the Pleistocene corresponds with the end of the last glacial period and also with the end of the Paleolithic age.

Lakes have existed on and off immediately east of the Sierra Nevada since at least late Pliocene time, as shown by deformed lake beds of Pliocene and early Pleistocene age in the Waucobi Hills (Bachman, ) and Coso Range (Schultz, ), and basal deposits in Searles Lake (Smith et al., ), while Owens Lake has existed for at least the pastyr (Smith and Bischoff, ).

Title: Geologic map of the Lahontan Mountains quadrangle, Churchill County, Nevada (second edition) Author: John W. Bell, S. John Caskey, and P. Kyle House Year: Series: Map Version: supersedes Map (first edition, ) and Open-File Report Format: plate: 30 x inches, color; text: 24 pages, color Scale:A ,scale, full-color geologic map of the Lahontan.

Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Bulle 57 p. Reheis, M. C., and Morrison, R. B., middle Pleistocene pluvial lake in Fish Lake Valley, Nevada and California: Geological Lake Lahontan Lake Lahontan Lake Clover Lake Waring Lake Eagle Lake Franklin Lake Buffalo.

At its maximum extent during the last glacial cycle, Lake Franklin covered km 2 of the Ruby Valley of northeastern Nevada, making it one of the largest pluvial lakes between Lakes Bonneville and Lahontan.

Mapping of shorelines, surveying of topographic profiles, and radiocarbon dating of gastropod shells were employed to reconstruct the latest Pleistocene history of the lake. The caves containing the packrat mid- LAKE LAHONTAN CHRONOLOGY dens are wave-cut features formed by Lake Lahontan and its Pleistocene predecessors.

Falcon Hill #2 (Shinners Cave B) occurs at m elevation on Falcon Hill in the northwestern corner of the basin (Hattori, ). The Lake Lahontan highstand: age, surficial characteristics, soil development, and regional shoreline correlation Kenneth D.

Adams), Steven G. Wesnousky Center for Neotectonic Studies and Department of Geological Sciences, Uni˝ersity of Ne˝ada, Reno, NV,USA Introduction Lake Lahontan occupied most of the basins in.

During the Pliocene to middle Pleistocene, pluvial lakes in the western Great Basin repeatedly rose to levels much higher than those of the well-documented late Pleistocene pluvial lakes, and some presently isolated basins were connected.

Sedimentologic, geomorphic, and chronologic evidence at sites shown on the map indicates that Lakes Lahontan and Columbus-Rennie were as much as 70 m higher. The products of Morrison‘s studies are contained in the U.S. Geological Survey Professional PaperLake Lahontan: Geology of Southern Carson Desert, Nevada, which stands as a seminal study on late Pleistocene Lake Lahontan in western Nevada and provides the fundamental basis for all subsequent studies of Lake Lahontan geology.

Several recent GeoNotes on lakes and their islands mentioned only currently existing lakes. If one goes back into the Pleistocene epoch, however, the situation was very different. 18, years ago, some of the world’s largest lakes were located in the Great Basin of western North America.

Today, only remnants exist, although several, most notably Utah’s Great Salt Lake, are still. Lake Lahontan receded abruptly from its most recent highstand at ∼13,–13, 14 C yr B.P.

(Adams and Wesnousky,Benson and Thompson,Benson et al.,Thompson et al., ), leaving behind smaller subbasin lakes in the western Great Basin of North America ().Histories of the latest Pleistocene and Holocene post-Lahontan high lake levels are important for studies of. Uranium-series age estimates and paleoclimatic significance of Pleistocene tufas from the Lahontan basin, California and Nevada September Quaternary Research 30(2).

Radiocarbon dates of plant materials from packrat middens in caves below the elevation of the last high stand of Pleistocene Lake Lahontan, in conjunction with radiocarbon dates of ancient archaeological materials, provide evidence that the last high stand terminated bef yr B.P.

This new information suggests that the last major fluctuation in the level of Lake Lahontan was.PLEISTOCENE GEOLOGY OF THE LEAWILLE QUADRANGLE, COLORADO. By STEPHEN R. CAPPS,TK. INTRODUCTION.

The field work on which this report is based was begun byin company with Mr. E. D. K. Leffingwell, in the summer of The work was undertaken privately, in connection with studies at the University of Chicago.Late Pleistocene lake areas are shown for all pluvial lakes within the map area that extend into Nevada or are part of the Lahontan drainage basin.

However, larger, pre-late Pleistocene areas are shown only for lake basins which have been visited in the field by the author. The extent of older pluvial lakes in unvisited lake basins is unknown.