Fact Sheet 2011–3039
1University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA, 70148
2Coastal and Marine Geology Program, USGS National Center, Mail Stop 915-B, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192
Results from historical (1855–2005) shoreline change analysis of the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, demonstrate that tropical cyclone frequency dominates the long-term evolution of this barrier-island arc. The detailed results of this study were published in December 2009 as part of a special issue of Geo-Marine Letters that documents early results from the Northern Gulf of Mexico (NGOM) Ecosystem Change and Hazard Susceptibility Project.
First posted March 29, 2011
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Fearnley, S.M., Miner, Michael, and Brock, J.C., 2011, Hurricane impact and recovery shoreline change analysis of the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, USA: 1855 to 2005: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011–3039, 2 p.