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2004 Geological Society of America. For permission to copy, contact Copyright Permissions, GSA, or editing@geosociety.org. Geology; May 2004; v. 32; no. 5; p. 409412; doi: 10.1130/G20386.1; 5 figures; Data Repository item 2004068. 409
 

Summary: 2004 Geological Society of America. For permission to copy, contact Copyright Permissions, GSA, or editing@geosociety.org.
Geology; May 2004; v. 32; no. 5; p. 409412; doi: 10.1130/G20386.1; 5 figures; Data Repository item 2004068. 409
Exceptionally fast growth rate of 100-yr-old tufa, Big Soda Lake,
Nevada: Implications for using tufa as a paleoclimate proxy
Michael R. Rosen* U.S. Geological Survey, 333 West Nye Lane, Carson City, Nevada 89706, USA
Greg B. Arehart Department of Geological Sciences, University of Nevada, Mackay School of Mines 172, Reno, Nevada
89557, USA
Michael S. Lico U.S. Geological Survey, 333 West Nye Lane, Carson City, Nevada 89706, USA
Figure 1. Map of Big and Little Soda Lakes showing location of mod-
ern and inactive tufa. Original map is from Rush (1972). Datum is
lake surface at stage of 1215.9 m above mean sea level for Big Soda
Lake and 1216.1 m above mean sea level for Little Soda Lake. His-
toric water level of Big Soda Lake, prior to rise of surrounding water
table in 1907, is shown as shaded area (adapted from map shown
in Russell, 1885).
ABSTRACT
Large tufa mounds ( 3 m tall, with a basal circumference of
5 m) have been discovered on the margin of Big Soda Lake, Ne-
vada, USA. These tufa mounds are rooted at a maximum of 4 m
below the current lake surface and are actively forming from

  

Source: Arehart, Greg B. - Department of Geological Sciences, Mackay School of Mines, University of Nevada, Reno

 

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