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U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1195

Surficial Sediment Character of the Louisiana Offshore Continental Shelf Region: a GIS Compilation


By S. Jeffress Williams1, Matthew A. Arsenault1, Brian J. Buczkowski1, Jane A. Reid2, James G. Flocks3, Mark A. Kulp4, Shea Penland4, and Chris J. Jenkins5

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CITATION: This document should be cited as: Williams, S.J., Arsenault, M.A., Buczkowski, B.J., Reid, J.A., Flocks, J.G., Kulp, M.A., Penland, S., and Jenkins, C.J., 2006, Surficial sediment character of the Louisiana offshore Continental Shelf region: a GIS Compilation, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1195, online at

1U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole Science Center, 384 Woods Hole Rd. Woods Hole, MA 02543
2U.S. Geological Survey, Western Coastal and Marine Geology, Pacific Science Center, 400 Natural Bridges Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
3U.S. Geological Survey, 600 4th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
4Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148
5Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1560 30th Street, Campus Box 450, Boulder, CO 80309-0450


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