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Chirp subbottom profile data collected in 2015 from the northern Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana

January 30, 2018

As part of the Barrier Island Evolution Research project, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center conducted a nearshore geophysical survey around the northern Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, in September 2015. The objective of the project is to improve the understanding of barrier island geomorphic evolution, particularly storm-related depositional and erosional processes that shape the islands over annual to interannual time scales (1–5 years). Collecting geophysical data can help researchers identify relations between the geologic history of the islands and their present day morphology and sediment distribution. High-resolution geophysical data collected along this rapidly changing barrier island system can provide a unique time-series dataset to further the analyses and geomorphological interpretations of this and other coastal systems, improving our understanding of coastal response and evolution over medium-term time scales (months to years). Subbottom profile data were collected in September 2015 offshore of the northern Chandeleur Islands, during USGS Field Activity Number 2015-331-FA. Data products, including raw digital chirp subbottom data, processed subbottom profile images, survey trackline map, navigation files, geographic information system data files and formal Federal Geographic Data Committee metadata, and Field Activity Collection System and operation logs are available for download.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2018
Title Chirp subbottom profile data collected in 2015 from the northern Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana
DOI 10.3133/ds1077
Authors Arnell S. Forde, Nancy T. DeWitt, Jake J. Fredericks, Jennifer L. Miselis
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Data Series
Series Number 1077
Index ID ds1077
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Coastal and Marine Geology Program