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Hurricane Katrina Impact StudiesEntry ID: USGS_Katrina_Coastal_Impact
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Abstract: Hurricane Katrina made landfall as a category 4 storm in Plaquemines Parish, LA
on August 29, 2005. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), NASA, the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, and the University of New Orleans are cooperating in a
research project investigating coastal change that occurred as a result of
Aerial video, still photography, and ... laser altimetry surveys of post-storm
beach conditions were collected August 31 and September 1, 2005 for comparison
with earlier data. The comparisons will show the nature, magnitude, and spatial
variability of coastal changes such as beach erosion, overwash deposition, and
island breaching. These data will also be used to further refine predictive
models of coastal impacts from severe storms. The data are being made available
to local, state, and federal agencies for purposes of disaster recovery and
[Summary provided by the USGS.]
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Dataset Title: Hurricane Katrina Impact Studies
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological SurveyOnline Resource: http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/hurricanes/katrina/
Start Date: 2005-08-29
ISO Topic Category
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Marshall, G. J., 2003: Trends in the Southern Annular Mode from observations and reanalyses. J. Climate, 16, 4134-4143.
Jones, J. M., and M. Widmann, 2004: Atmospheric science - Early peak in Antarctic Oscillation index. Nature, 432, 290-291.
Marshall, G. J., 2007: Half-century seasonal relationships between the Southern Annular Mode and Antarctic temperatures. Int. J. Climatol., 27, 373-383.
Visbeck, M., 2009: A station-based Southern Annular Mode index from 1884 to 2005. J. Climate, 22, 940-950.
Jones, J. M., R. L. Fogt, M. Widmann, G. J. Marshall, P. D. Jones, and M. Visbeck, 2009: Historical SAM Variability. Part I: Century length seasonal reconstructions. J. Climate, in press.
Fogt, R. L., J. Perlwitz, A. J. Monaghan, D. H. Bromwich, J. M. Jones, and G. J. Marshall, 2009: Historical SAM Variability. Part II: 20th century variability and trends from reconstructions, observations, and the IPCC AR4 Models. J. Climate, revised.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-10-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-10-13