Wetland paleoecological study of southwest coastal Louisiana: sediment cores and diatom calibration dataset

Data Series 877
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Abstract

Wetland sediment data were collected in 2009 and 2010 throughout the southwest Louisiana Chenier Plain as part of a pilot study to develop a diatom-based proxy for past wetland water chemistry and the identification of sediment deposits from tropical storms. The complete dataset includes forty-six surface sediment samples and nine sediment cores. The surface sediment samples were collected in fresh, intermediate, and brackish marsh and are located coincident with Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS) sites. The nine sediment cores were collected at the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge (RWR) located in Grand Chenier, La.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Wetland paleoecological study of southwest coastal Louisiana: sediment cores and diatom calibration dataset
Series title Data Series
Series number 877
DOI 10.3133/ds877
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description HTML Document
Country United States
State Louisiana
City Grand Chenier
Other Geospatial Chenier Plain, Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N