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Lake Pontchartrain Basin: bottom sediments and related environmental resources

Professional Paper 1634

Edited by:
Frank T. Manheim and Laura Hayes ORCID iD

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Abstract

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:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Lake Pontchartrain Basin: bottom sediments and related environmental resources
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1634
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
CD-ROM
Country:
United States
State:
Louisiana
Other Geospatial:
Lake Pontchartrain