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Data Series 834

Sediment Data Collected in 2010 from Cat Island, Mississippi

By Noreen A. Buster, Kyle W. Kelso, Jennifer L. Miselis, and Jack L. Kindinger

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Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, conducted geophysical and sedimentological surveys in 2010 around Cat Island, Mississippi, which is the westernmost island in the Mississippi-Alabama barrier island chain. The objective of the study was to understand the geologic evolution of Cat Island relative to other barrier islands in the northern Gulf of Mexico by identifying relationships between the geologic history, present day morphology, and sediment distribution.

This data series serves as an archive of terrestrial and marine sediment vibracores collected August 4-6 and October 20-22, 2010, respectively. Geographic information system data products include marine and terrestrial core locations and 2007 shoreline data. Additional files include marine and terrestrial core description logs, core photos, results of sediment grain-size analyses, optically stimulated luminescence dating and carbon-14 dating locations and results, Field Activity Collection System logs, and formal Federal Geographic Data Committee metadata.

First posted April 29, 2014

For additional information contact:
St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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Suggested citation:

Buster, N.A., Kelso, K.W., Miselis, J.L, and Kindinger, J.L., 2014, Sediment data collected in 2010 from Cat Island, Mississippi: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 834,

ISSN 2327-638X (online)




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