Results of 1992 seismic reflection experiment in Lake Baikal
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 74, Issue 41, pages 465–470, 12 October 1993
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1993), Results of 1992 seismic reflection experiment in Lake Baikal, Eos Trans. AGU, 74(41), 465–470, doi:10.1029/93EO00546., , , , , , and (
- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2011
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
Lake Baikal, at more than 600 km long and 1632 m deep, covers the central third of the Baikal Rift (Figure 1). It is the world's most voluminous lake, containing 20% of the world's surficial freshwater, and it is probably also the oldest lake, at >15 Ma. The Lake Baikal Rift occupies the boundary between the Precambrian Siberian craton and several microplates of south-central Asia [Zonenshain and Savostin, 1981] (Figure 1). Topics of current geoscience research in Lake Baikal include the nature and history of extension and subsidence in the region, deep lithospheric structure, the paleoclimate record of central Asia, and the history of sedimentation and water level fluctuation in the lake. Another topic of recent debate is whether the rift formed actively via mantle doming [Logatchev and Florensov, 1978], or passively as a result of distant plate interactions [e.g., Tapponnier and Molnar, 1979].