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LOUISIANA BARRIER ISLAND EROSION STUDY.

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Abstract

During 1986, the U. S. Geological Survey and the Louisiana Geological Survey began a five-year cooperative study focused on the processes which cause erosion of barrier islands. These processes must be understood in order to predict future erosion and to better manage our coastal resources. The study area includes the Louisiana barrier islands which serve to protect 41% of the nation's wetlands. These islands are eroding faster than any other barrier islands in the United States, in places greater than 20 m/yr. The study is divided into three parts: geological development of barrier islands, quantitative processes of barrier island erosion and applications of results. The study focuses on barrier islands in Louisiana although many of the results are applicable nationwide.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
LOUISIANA BARRIER ISLAND EROSION STUDY.
Volume
2
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Publisher:
ASCE
Publisher location:
New York, NY, USA
First page:
1503
Last page:
1516
Number of Pages:
14
Conference Title:
Coastal Sediments '87, Proceedings of a Specialty Conference on Advances in Understanding of Coastal Sediment Processes.
Conference Location:
New Orleans, LA, USA