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Lake Pontchartrain Basin; bottom sediments and related environmental resources

Professional Paper 1634

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Abstract

Lake Pontchartrain, the largest estuary in southern Louisiana, is an important recreational, commercial, and environmental resource for New Orleans and southeastern Louisiana. This publication is part of a 5-year, cooperative program led by the USGS on the geological framework and sedimentary processes of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin. This presentation is divided into two main parts. The scientifc sections include historical information on the area; shipboard, field, and remote-sensing studies; and a comprehensive sediment database with geological and chemical discussions of the region. The multimedia and resources sections include geographic information system (GIS) tools and data, a video demonstrating vibracore sampling techniques in Lake Pontchartrain, and abstracts from four Basics of the Basin symposia.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Lake Pontchartrain Basin; bottom sediments and related environmental resources
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1634
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2002
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
One CD-ROM