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A field trip to observe features of Lake Bonneville, mountain glaciation, and Great Salt Lake near Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Charles G. Oviatt, Genevieve Atwood, Benjamin J. C. Laabs, Paul W. Jewell and Harry M. Jol
A field trip to observe features of Lake Bonneville, mountain glaciation, and Great Salt Lake near Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (in GSA in the field in 2020, Brian L. Cousens (editor) and Nancy Riggs (editor))
Field Guide (Geological Society of America) (July 2021) 60: 71-94

Abstract

On this field trip we visit three sites in the Salt Lake Valley, Utah, USA, where we examine the geomorphology of the Bonneville shoreline, the history of glaciation in the Wasatch Range, and shorezone geomorphology of Great Salt Lake. Stop 1 is at Steep Mountain bench, adjacent to Point of the Mountain in the Traverse Mountains, where the Bonneville shoreline is well developed and we can examine geomorphic evidence for the behavior of Lake Bonneville at its highest levels. At Stop 2 at the mouths of Little Cottonwood and Bells Canyons in the Wasatch Range, we examine geochronologic and geomorphic evidence for the interaction of mountain glaciers with Lake Bonneville. At the Great Salt Lake at Stop 3, we can examine modern processes and evidence of the Holocene history of the lake, and appreciate how Lake Bonneville and Great Salt Lake are two end members of a long-lived lacustrine system in one of the tectonically generated basins of the Great Basin.


ISSN: 2333-0937
EISSN: 2333-0945
Serial Title: Field Guide (Geological Society of America)
Serial Volume: 60
Title: A field trip to observe features of Lake Bonneville, mountain glaciation, and Great Salt Lake near Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Title: GSA in the field in 2020
Author(s): Oviatt, Charles G.Atwood, GenevieveLaabs, Benjamin J. C.Jewell, Paul W.Jol, Harry M.
Author(s): Cousens, Brian L.editor
Author(s): Riggs, Nancyeditor
Affiliation: Kansas State University, Department of Geology, Manhattan, KS, United States
Affiliation: Carleton University, Department of Earth Sciences, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Pages: 71-94
Published: 20210712
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
ISBN: 9780813756608
References: 66
Accession Number: 2021-061834
Categories: Geomorphology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sect., sketch map
N40°45'00" - N40°45'00", W111°55'00" - W111°55'00"
Secondary Affiliation: Earth Science Education, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, United StatesNorth Dakota State University, Department of Geosciences, Fargo, ND, USA, United StatesUniversity of Utah, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, United StatesUniversity of Wisconsin, Department of Geography and Anthropology, Eau Claire, WI, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2021, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 202143
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