Lake Pontchartrain Basin: bottom sediments and related environmental resources
Professional Paper 1634
- Edited by:
- Frank T. Manheim and Laura Hayes
Lake Pontchartrain is the largest estuary southern Louisiana. It is an important recreational, commercial, and environmental resource for New Orleans and southwestern 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:
- Scientific Research and Assessments
- Multimedia Tools and Regional Resources
The scientific 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:
- Publication Subtype:
- USGS Numbered Series
- Lake Pontchartrain Basin: bottom sediments and related environmental resources
- Series title:
- Professional Paper
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- U.S. Geological Survey
- United States
- Other Geospatial:
- Lake Pontchartrain