Southeastern Louisiana Coastal Classification Maps - Pass Abel to East Timbalier Island
Entry ID: USGS_OFR_2005_1003

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Summary
Abstract: This data set describes a Coastal Classification Map that extends from Pass
Abel to East Timbalier Island. One purpose of the USGS National Assessment of
Coastal Change Project is to provide accurate representations of pre-storm
ground conditions for areas that are designated high-priority because they have
dense populations or valuable resources that are at risk from storm waves.
Another purpose of the project is to develop a geomorphic coastal
classification that, with only minor modification, can be applied to most
coastal regions in the United States.

A Coastal Classification Map describing local geomorphic features is the first
step toward determining the hazard vulnerability of an area. The Coastal
Classification Maps of the National Assessment of Coastal Change Project
present ground conditions such as beach width, dune elevations, overwash
potential, and density of development. In order to complete a hazard
vulnerability assessment, that information must be integrated with other
information, such as prior storm impacts and beach stability. The Coastal
Classification Maps provide much of the basic information for such an
assessment and represent a critical component of a storm-impact forecasting
capability.

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Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Coastal Classification Mapping Project


Geographic Coverage
 N: 30.0 S: 28.0  E: -89.0  W: -92.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Robert A. Morton, Russell L. Peterson
Dataset Title: Southeastern Louisiana Coastal Classification Maps - Pass Abel to East Timbalier Island
Dataset Release Date: 2005
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: 1.0
Data Presentation Form: Online Maps
Online Resource: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1003/


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > LOUISIANA


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >HURRICANES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >STORMS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >BUILDINGS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >CULTURAL FEATURES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >BARRIER ISLANDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >BEACHES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >COASTAL ELEVATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >CORAL REEFS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >DELTAS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >DUNES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >EROSION    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >ESTUARIES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >INLETS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >LAGOONS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >MARSHES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >ROCKY COASTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEA LEVEL RISE    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEDIMENT TRANSPORT    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEDIMENTATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SHORELINE DISPLACEMENT    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SHORELINES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >STORM SURGE    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >TIDAL HEIGHT    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >BEDROCK LITHOLOGY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >METAMORPHIC ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >SEDIMENTARY ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >SEDIMENTS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SOCIAL BEHAVIOR >VULNERABILITY LEVELS/INDEX    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TROPICAL CYCLONES >HURRICANES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >SEVERE STORMS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
MAPS    [Information]
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


Keywords
OFR
Open File Report
Coastal Vulnerability
Coastal Development
Coastal Geology
Overwash Areas
Dune Height
Dune Continuity
Beach Width
Emergent Bars


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
USGS


Data Center
Open File Services Section, Publications Warehouse, Eastern Region, Publications, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/

Data Center Personnel
Name: USGS OPEN-FILE SERVICES SECTION
Phone: 303-202-4200
Phone: 303-202-4210
Fax: 303-202-4188
Email: infoservices at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
USGS Information Services
Open-File Services Section
Box 25286
Federal Center
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225-0286
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees


Personnel
ROBERT. A. MORTON
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 727-803-8747 x3080
Email: rmorton at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
Coastal and Marine Geology Team
U.S. Geological Survey
600 4th Street South
City: St. Petersberg
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33701
Country: USA


Publications/References
McBride, R.A., Penland, S., Hiland, M.W., Williams, S.J., Westphal, K.A.,
Jaffee, B.E., and Sallenger, A.H., 1992, Analysis of barrier shoreline change in Louisiana from 1853 to 1989, in Williams, S.J., Penland, S., and Sallenger, A.H., eds., Atlas of shoreline changes in Louisiana from 1853 to 1989: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigation Series I-2150-A, p. 36-97.

Morton, R. A., 2002, Factors controlling storm impacts on coastal barriers
and beaches - A preliminary basis for real-time forecasting: Journal of Coastal Research, v. 18, p. 486-501.

Morton, R. A., and Sallenger, A. H., 2003, Morphological impacts of extreme
storms on sandy beaches and barriers: Journal of Coastal Research, v. 19, p. 560-573.

Penland, S. and Boyd, R. 1985. Transgressive Depositional Environments of the Mississippi River Delta Plain: Louisiana Geological Survey, Baton Rouge, Guidebook Series No. 3, 233p.

Penland, S., and Ritchie, W., 1979, Short term morphological changes along
the Caminada-Moreau coast, Louisiana: Transactions Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, v. 29, p. 342-346.

Simpson, R. H., and Lawrence, M. B., 1971, Atlantic hurricane frequencies
along the U.S. coastline: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA Technical Memorandum NWS SR-581, 15p.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-04-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-11-02

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