Extreme changes to barrier islands along the central Gulf of Mexico coast during Hurricane Katrina

Circular 1306-5C
This report is Chapter 5C 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

Hurricane Katrina caused extreme changes to the barrier islands of the central Gulf of Mexico coast. Dauphin Island, Ala., migrated landward and stranded the remains of its oceanfront row homes in the sea. Chandeleur Islands, La., were completely stripped of their sand, leaving only marshy outcrops in the storm's wake.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Extreme changes to barrier islands along the central Gulf of Mexico coast during Hurricane Katrina
Series title Circular
Series number 1306
Chapter 5C
DOI 10.3133/cir13065C
Year Published 2007
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) National Wetlands Research Center, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
Description 6 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title Science and the storms-the USGS response to the hurricanes of 2005 (Circular 1306)
First page 113
Last page 118
Country United States
State Alabama;Louisiana
City Chandeleur Islands;Dauphin Island
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