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Fact Sheet 2011–3039

Northern Gulf of Mexico (NGOM) Ecosystem Change and Hazard Susceptibility Project

Hurricane Impact and Recovery Shoreline Change Analysis of the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, USA: 1855 to 2005

By Sarah M. Fearnley,1 Michael Miner,1 and John C. Brock2

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

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Research Summary

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

For additional information contact:
John C. Brock
Coastal and Marine Geology Program
USGS National Center, Mail Stop 915-B
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20192

http://ngom.usgs.gov/

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Suggested citation:

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.




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