Biological and geochemical data along Indian Point, Vermilion Bay, Louisiana

Open-File Report 2015-1143
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Abstract

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center collected shallow sediment cores and surface samples from a coastal salt marsh environment next to Vermilion Bay in southwest Louisiana in January 2013. The sampling was part of a larger USGS study to gather data for assessing environmental changes over the past 150 years. The objective of the study was to expand upon the historical context of sea level and storms affecting coastal systems and how these systems might change under persistent or varying conditions. The data from this report add to a regional environmental change database that aids with the continuing effort to understand the evolution of coastal systems.

This report serves as an archive for sedimentological, radiochemical, and microbiological data derived from the sediment cores. Data are available for January 2013. Downloadable data are available as Excel spreadsheets and as JPEG files. Additional files include ArcGIS shapefiles of the sampling sites, detailed results of sediment analyses, and formal Federal Geographic Data Committee metadata.

Acknowledgments

The authors thank Nancy DeWitt, B.J. Reynolds, Christopher Reich (USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center), for help with sample collection and processing; Michael Ball, Sarai Piazza, and Gregory Steyer (USGS, Coastal Restoration Assessment Branch) for assistance accessing CRMS Site 541; and Darrell Anders and Phillip Turnipseed (USGS National Wetlands Research Center) for technical support while in the field. We would also like to thank Caitlyn Reynolds and Nicholas Zaremba for their pre-release commentary and peer review.

Information Statement

This publication was prepared by an agency of the United States Government. Although these data were processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system, or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution imply any such warranty. The U.S. Geological Survey shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and (or) contained herein. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency

Suggested Citation

Richwine, K.A., Marot, M.E., Smith, C.G., Osterman, L.E., and Adams, C.S., 2015, Biological and geochemical data along Indian Point, Vermilion Bay, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1143, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151143.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Field Data Collection
  • Laboratory Methods and Analysis
  • Data Downloads
  • Abbreviations
  • References

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Biological and geochemical data along Indian Point, Vermilion Bay, Louisiana
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2015-1143
DOI 10.3133/ofr20151143
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 Report: HTML Document; Downloads Directory
Country United States
State Louisiana
Other Geospatial Indian Point, Vermilion Bay
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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