Hurricane Katrina Impact Studies
Entry ID: USGS_Katrina_Coastal_Impact

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Summary
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
Hurricane Katrina.

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
erosion mitigation.

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Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Before and After Photo Comparisons: Chandeleur Islands.


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Description: Before and After Photo Comparisons: Dauphin Island.


Link: GET DATA
Description: Before and After Photo Comparisons: Mainland Mississippi.


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Mapping Coastal Change Hazards.


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Geographic Coverage
 N: 36.0 S: 29.0  E: -86.0  W: -94.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Dataset Title: Hurricane Katrina Impact Studies
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online Resource: http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/hurricanes/katrina/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-08-29


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ALABAMA > Dauphin Island
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GEORGIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > LOUISIANA > Chandeleur Islands
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MISSOURI


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >CYCLONES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >HURRICANES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >FLOODS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >WATER DEPTH    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >BARRIER ISLANDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >BEACHES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >EROSION    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >INLETS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEA LEVEL RISE    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEDIMENT TRANSPORT    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SHORELINE DISPLACEMENT    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SHORELINES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >STORM SURGE    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >TIDAL HEIGHT    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >RADAR IMAGERY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >BATHYMETRY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ELEVATION


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS    [Information]
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]
DC-6 >Douglas DC-6    [Information]


Instrument
MBLA >Multi-Beam Laser Altimeter    [Information]
CAMERAS    [Information]


Keywords
Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane
Hurricane Impacts
Aerial Video
Coastal Studies
Impact Studies
Shoreline Change
Overwash Deposition
Island Breaching


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
USGS


Data Center
Coastal and Marine Geology, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://marine.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: USGS WHSC COASTAL AND MARINE GEOLOGY PROGRAM
Phone: (508) 548-8700
Fax: (508) 457-2310
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees


Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


ABBY SALLENGER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 727-803-8747 x3015
Email: asallenger at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies
600 4th Street South
City: St. Petersburg
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33701
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-09-02

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