Archive of Chirp Subbottom Profile Data Collected in 2017 from the Louisiana Chenier Plain

Online link
Description June 2–10 and July 2, 2017, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) conducted geophysical surveys offshore of the Louisiana Chenier Plain to document the changing morphology of the coastal environment. Data were collected under the Barrier Island Coastal Monitoring (BICM) program, an ongoing collaboration between the State of Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), the University of New Orleans (UNO) Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences (PIES), and the USGS. Project objectives include compiling historical shoreline bathymetric datasets and comparing them to other bathymetric data collected during the BICM project. At the same time, subsurface geophysical data were collected to investigate the geomorphology and geologic controls on barrier-shoreline evolution. This publication serves as an archive of unprocessed, digital chirp subbottom data, survey trackline maps, navigation files, geographic information system (GIS) data, and formal Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata. Processed subbottom profile images are also provided. The archived trace data are in standard Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) SEG Y revision 0 format (Barry and others, 1975) and may be downloaded and processed with commercial or public domain software such as Seismic Unix (SU). These data are available for viewing using GeoMapApp ( and Virtual Ocean ( multi-platform open source software. In addition, the SEG Y files can be downloaded from the USGS Coastal and Marine Geoscience Data System (CMGDS, [More]
Originators (); (); and ()
Field activities

Related topics

, , , , , , , ,
, , , , , , , ,