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Bathymetric survey of the nearshore from Belle Pass to Caminada Pass, Louisiana: methods and data report

Data Series 312

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the University of New Orleans (UNO) and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR), conducted a high-resolution, single-beam bathymetric survey along the Louisiana southern coastal zone from Belle Pass to Caminada Pass. The survey consisted of 483 line kilometers of data acquired in July and August of 2005. This report outlines the methodology and provides the data from the survey. Analysis of the data and comparison to a similar bathymetric survey completed in 1989 show significant loss of seafloor and shoreline retreat, which is consistent with previously published estimates of shoreline change in the study area.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Bathymetric survey of the nearshore from Belle Pass to Caminada Pass, Louisiana: methods and data report
Series title:
Data Series
Series number:
312
Year Published:
2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Florida Integrated Science Center
Description:
Report: vii, 29 p.; CSV File; ReadMe
Number of Pages:
36
Time Range Start:
2005-07-01
Time Range End:
2005-08-31
Country:
United States
State:
Louisiana
Other Geospatial:
Belle Pass;Caminada Pass