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Examining offshore sediment-hosted contaminant transport from Hurricane Katrina: Chapter 7A in Science and the storms-the USGS response to the hurricanes of 2005

Circular 1306-7A

This report is 7A in Science and the storms-the USGS response to the hurricanes of 2005. See Circular 1306 for more information and other chapters.
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Abstract

A rapid-response expedition was organized after the passage of Hurricane Katrina to investigate potential offshore environmental impacts and storm-induced sediment-transport processes. Both water-column and sediment samples were collected on the Louisiana shelf for a full complement of organic, inorganic, and geochronological tracers. Based on excess lead-210 (210Pb) inventories in cores collected before and after Katrina, the surface sediments and their associated geochemical signatures were considerably affected by the passage of this storm.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Examining offshore sediment-hosted contaminant transport from Hurricane Katrina: Chapter 7A in Science and the storms-the USGS response to the hurricanes of 2005
Series title:
Circular
Series number:
1306
Chapter:
7A
Year Published:
2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
National Wetlands Research Center
Description:
4 p.
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
First page:
197
Last page:
200
Number of Pages:
4
Country:
United States
State:
Louisiana
Other Geospatial:
Mississippi River Delta