Bathymetric Survey of the Nearshore from Belle Pass to Caminada Pass, Louisiana: Methods and Data Report

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the University of New Orleans (UNO) and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR), conducted a high-resolution, single-beam bathymetric survey along the southern Louisiana coastal zone from Belle Pass to Caminada Pass. The survey consisted of 483 line-kilometers of data acquired in July and August of 2005. This report outlines the methodology and provides the data from the survey. Analysis of the data and comparison to a similar bathymetric survey completed in 1989 show significant loss of seafloor and shoreline retreat, which is consistent with previously published estimates of shoreline change in the study area.

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Metadata Date December 15, 2006
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) 2007-01-01T2007 (publication)
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Metadata Date December 15, 2006
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) 2007-01-01T2007 (publication)
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Temporal Extent Begin 2005-07-01
Temporal Extent End 2005-09-01

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