Archive of sediment data collected from Sandy Point to Belle Pass, Louisiana, 1983 through 2000 (Vibracore surveys: 00SCC, CR83, P86, and USACE borehole cores)

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Description In 2000, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the University of New Orleans (UNO) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), conducted geophysical surveys in Barataria Bight from Sandy Point to Belle Pass, LA (Study Area Map). Sediment cores were collected as part of the USGS Subsidence and Coastal Change (SCC) Project, which included the Barataria Sand-Resource Study (bss) vibracore surveys (Kindinger and others, 2001). This report also contains information from other cruise data sets, including the Cheniere Ronquille, LA, data (CR83) and the Plaquemines, LA, data (P86). The sediment data for these cruises were obtained by the Louisiana Geological Survey (LGS), the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR) and Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, Inc., as part of the near shore sand resource inventory of "Louisiana Sand Resource Inventory 1985 Vibracore Services" (Suter and others, 1991; Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, Inc., 1986). Additionally, this report also includes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers EUSTIS borehole cores (B-#). EUSTIS is the type of drill rig used to obtain the borehole cores and is used as name identifier for the USACE borehole cores presented herein. These cores are presented on a separate map with links to the description profiles and grain-size data that can be found by clicking on the USACE EUSTIS link. This report serves as an archive of vibracore data collected during field activities of Subsidence and Coastal Change (SCC) 00SCC01, 00SCC03, 00SCC05 (collectively noted in the report as 00SCC) by the U.S. Geological Survey, CR83 (Cheniere Ronquille, LA) and P86 (Plaquemines, LA) by the Louisiana Geological Survey and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, and borehole data collected in 2000 for the U.S. Army Core of Engineers (USACE-EUSTIS). Data presented here include the sections Vibracore Description Sheets, Interpreted Core Classification Profiles, Grain-Size and Penetrometer Data, core location Maps and Core Data Table of all core data analysis files, and vibracore Photographs. Additional data include Field Activity Collection System (FACS) logs and scanned observer's logbooks (Field Logs), as well as formal Federal Geographical Data Committee (FGDC) Metadata. [More]
Originators Dreher, Chandra A.; Flocks, James G.; Ferina, Nicholas F.; and Kulp, Mark A.
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