Unified Interior Regions

Mississippi

We conduct impartial, multi- and interdisciplinary research and monitoring on a large range of natural-resource issues that impact the quality of life of citizens and landscapes of the Southeastern United States and the Caribbean region.

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Date published: January 18, 2018
Status: Active

Forecasting Coastal Change

This project focuses on understanding the magnitude and variability of extreme storm impacts on sandy beaches. The overall objective is to improve real-time and scenario-based predictions of coastal change to support management of coastal infrastructure, resources, and safety. 

Contacts: Kara Doran
Date published: January 18, 2018
Status: Active

National Assessment of Coastal Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise

The original national coastal vulnerability index (CVI) assessment was motivated by expected accelerated sea-level rise (SLR) and the uncertainty in the response of the coastline to SLR. This research was conducted between 1999 and 2001, and is currently being updated using new data sources and methodology. This original study was part of the ...

Date published: January 18, 2018
Status: Active

Long-Term Coastal Change

Goals of this task include developing and improving coastal-change assessments and supporting long-term planning and decision making to ensure sustainable coastal economies, infrastructure, and ecosystems.

Date published: January 10, 2018
Status: Active

Science Support for the Mississippi Coastal Improvement Project

Since 2007, the USGS (with NPS and USACE) has been mapping the seafloor and substrate around the Mississippi barrier islands to characterize the near-surface stratigraphy and identify the influence it has on island evolution and fate. 

Contacts: James Flocks
Date published: January 10, 2018
Status: Active

Geologic Evolution of Cat Island, Mississippi

The geologic evolution of Cat Island has been influenced by deltaic, lagoonal/estuarine, tidal, and oceanographic processes, resulting in a complex stratigraphic record.

Date published: December 7, 2017
Status: Active

Geologic and Morphologic Evolution of Coastal Margins

A combination of geophysics, sediment sampling, and chronology techniques are used to characterize the regional geomorphologic response of coastal systems to environmental changes.

Date published: December 5, 2017
Status: Completed

Barrier Island Evolution

The Barrier Island Evolution Project addresses a research gap between the short time scale of individual storms (hours to days) and the longer time scales associated with the historic and geologic evolution of the coastal system (decades to millennia).

Date published: December 5, 2017
Status: Active

The Gulf of Mexico Water Dashboard: Cross-Center Collaboration Brings Real-time, USGS Water Data to the Gulf Coast through a Spatially Enabled Mapping Application

The USGS Southeast Regional Office has funded a cross-center collaboration between the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center and the Texas Water Science Center for the development of the Gulf of Mexico Water Dashboard. The objective of this effort is to expand the Texas Water Dashboard platform to include the coastal regions of the five Gulf states: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and...

Date published: August 29, 2017

Hydrologist visits 4th-graders at Baton Rouge public school

Where: Westdale Heights Academic Magnet school, Baton Rouge, LA

Background:  Dennis Demcheck has been volunteering at the public school since 2012, discussing bird identification, migration patterns, and drawing birds. The presentation emphasized scientific observation and the importance of accurate data collection.

Partners/Stakeholders: None. Dennis talked to about 75 students...

Date published: June 23, 2017

Mississippi DroughtWatch

To view the interactive map for Mississippi DroughWatch click here.

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Date published: April 19, 2016

The United States Interagency Elevation Inventory (USIEI)

The USIEI is a comprehensive, nationwide listing of known high-accuracy topographic and bathymetric data for the United States and its territories. The project is a collaborative effort of the USGS and NOAA with contributions from other federal agencies. The inventory supports the 3D Elevation Program and the Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping effort. This resource is updated in Spring and...

Date published: April 19, 2016

Elevation Data

The 3DEP products and services available through The National Map consist of lidar point clouds (LPC), standard digital elevation models (DEMs) at various horizontal resolutions, elevation source and associated datasets, an elevation point query service and bulk point query service. All 3DEP products are available, free of charge and without use restrictions.

Date published: April 12, 2016

Orthoimagery Data

Orthoimagery data typically are high resolution aerial images that combine the visual attributes of an aerial photograph with the spatial accuracy and reliability of a planimetric map. The National Map offers public domain, 1-meter orthoimagery for the conterminous United States with many urban areas and other locations at 2-foot or finer resolution.

Date published: April 12, 2016

The National Map Small-Scale Collection

The National Map offers a collection of small-scale datasets, most of which are at 1:1,000,000. The National Map publishes two data collections at one million-scale: one for Global Map users and one for National Map users. In terms of vector geometry, the lines, points, and areas in these data collections are identical. The difference is in the attributes assigned to these features.

Date published: March 10, 2016

Science Data Integration and Delivery

Consistent synthesis, integration, storage, and availability of fundamental data is critical to meeting the needs of USGS Science. We develop databases for hydrography, topography, invasive species, water resources, and many other datasets utilized by resource managers.

Date published: March 9, 2016

Science Data Integration and Delivery

Consistent synthesis, integration, storage, and availability of fundamental data is critical to meeting the needs of USGS Science. We develop databases for hydrography, topography, invasive species, water resources, and many other datasets utilized by resource managers. Our National Geospatial Program uses partnerships and data collection through a network assigned to the Southeast Region...

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a person holds a square plate on a pole with sediment piled on top of it in front of a marsh shoreline
January 19, 2017

Net Sedimentation Tile (NST)

A net sedimentation tile (NST) is used by scientists to measure surface sediment deposition in wetlands over short time scales. Scientists installed several NSTs on the surface of the marsh to measure sediment deposition. The samples are retrieved and measured in the lab to identify short-term sediment deposition rates on the marsh surface. It is important to study

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Map showing the location of geophysical and sediment core data collected between 2009 and 2013, and used in the MsCIP project.
December 31, 2016

Geophysical and sediment core data collected between 2009

Location of geophysical and sediment core data collected between 2009 and 2013, and used in the Mississippi Coastal Improvement Project (MsCIP) project.

Perfect Crop Row with USGS Gage in the distance by Shane Stocks
December 31, 2016

Perfect Row with USGS Gage-Shane Stocks

This image is of a perfect row in a field with a USGS Gage in the background. The image was taken by Shane Stocks out of the LMG Jackson, MS office.

Three scientists stand in the water near a grassy marsh shoreline
October 23, 2016

Installing a water level gauge and camera in Grand Bay, Mississippi

Kathryn Smith of the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center stands with Nicole Khan (former USGS) and Dan Nowacki of the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in the water near a salt marsh shoreline in Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in

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Image: Night Flooding in Natchez
January 12, 2016

Night Flooding in Natchez

Image shows a night-time view of the Natchez-Vidalia Bridge at Natchez, Mississippi.

In late 2015/early 2016 unusually large rainfall in the Upper Mississippi River Valley led to significant flooding in Arkansas, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. USGS crews responded to the flooding by collecting streamflow and water quality information and

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Strong River at D'Lo Mississippi
December 31, 2015

Strong River at D'Lo Mississippi

This image was taken at the Strong River at D'Lo, Mississippi by Shane Stocks who is a Hydrologic Technician out of the Jackson, MS office. Shane used an infared camera to take this long exposure shot of the river. 

Image: Mississippi River Bend at Algiers Point
September 5, 2014

Mississippi River Bend at Algiers Point

A view of the Mississippi River as it winds its way past Algiers Point in New Orleans. To the left of the image can be seen the French Quarter, while to the right can be seen Algiers Point.

Image: Panorama of Mississippi River Bend at Algiers Point
September 5, 2014

Panorama of Mississippi River Bend at Algiers Point

A panorama of the Mississippi River as it winds its way past Algiers Point in New Orleans. To the left of the image can be seen the French Quarter, while to the right can be seen Algiers Point.

Hydrologists ready a 287 lb D-99 bag sampler to deploy in the Mississippi River
February 25, 2014

Hydrologists deploy sampler in Mississippi River

USGS hydrologists ready a 287-lb D-99 bag sampler to deploy in the Mississippi River.  The USGS regularly collects samples for water-quality analysis from the large rivers of the Nation; data are available at https://cida.usgs.gov/quality/rivers/home.

Image: Mississippi River near Cape Girardeau, MO
January 8, 2013

Mississippi River near Cape Girardeau, MO

CRSP biologists travelled along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers in search of usable boat ramps.  Pictured is a ramp located near Cape Girardeau, MO.

Image: Mississippi River boat ramp near Grand Tower, IL
January 8, 2013

Mississippi River boat ramp near Grand Tower, IL

CRSP biologists travelled along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers in search of usable boat ramps.  Pictured is a ramp Grand Tower, IL.

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TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Schools in MS & AL
May 14, 2020

This challenge has seen ~280 edits since last week - nice work!  Alas, it's not finished yet; there are still many points that need to be edited or reviewed.

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in LA, MS & AL
May 14, 2020

This challenge is nearing completion with over 100 edits since last week!  This includes ~60 points new points.  See our spatial analysis for tips on remaining communities. 

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Schools in MS & AL
May 7, 2020

This challenge is coming along nicely with more than 300 edits within the last week!  Volunteers are also removing obsolete points. However, there are still several points that have yet to be confirmed and reviewed.

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in LA, MS & AL
May 7, 2020

This challenge is moving along nicely with another 100 edits in the last week!  This includes more than 20 new points that were added.  See our spatial overlay analysis for tips on remaining communities. 

 

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Schools in MS & AL
April 30, 2020

Another impressive week with ~500 edits since our last update!

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in LA, MS & AL
April 30, 2020

These maps are filling in with another 100 points added since last week!

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in LA, MS & AL
April 23, 2020

Almost 250 points have come during the last week! That's IMPRESSIVE!

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Schools in MS & AL
April 23, 2020

Points are already starting to come in for this challenge!

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Schools in MS & AL
April 21, 2020

Features participating in this challenge include General Schools, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, and High Schools.

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in LA, MS & AL
April 14, 2020

TNMCorps Mapping Challenges approach the Gulf of Mexico with a new challenge for city/town halls in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama!