Skip Links

USGS - science for a changing world

Data Series 835

Archive of Single-Beam Bathymetry Data Collected from Select Areas in Weeks Bay and Weeks Bayou, Southwest Louisiana, January 2013


Britsch, L.D., and Dunbar, J.B., 1993, Land-loss rates—Louisiana coastal plain: Journal of Coastal Research, v. 9, no. 2, p. 324–338.

Cahoon, D.R., Reed, D.J., Day, Jr., J.W., Steyer, G.D., Boumans, R.M., Lynch, J.C.,  McNally, D., and Latif, N., 1995, The influence of Hurricane Andrew on sediment distribution in Louisiana coastal marshes: Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue no. 21, Impacts of Hurricane Andrew on the Coastal Zones of Florida and Louisiana, p. 280-294.

Couvillion, B.R., Barras, J.A., Steyer, G.D., Sleavin, William, Fischer, Michelle, Beck, Holly, Trahan, Nadine, Griffin, Brad, and Heckman, David, 2011, Land area change in coastal Louisiana from 1932 to 2010: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3164, scale 1:265,000, 12 p. pamphlet. [Also available at]

Delaune, R.D., Patrick, W.H., Jr., and Buresh, R.J., 1978, Sedimentation rates determined by 137Cs dating in a rapidly accreting salt marsh: Nature, v. 275, p. 532-533. [Also available at]

Guenther, G.C., Cunningham, A.G., LaRocque, P.E., and Reid, D.J., 2000, Meeting the accuracy challenge in airborne lidar bathymetry, in Proceedings of EARSeL-SIG-Workshop LIDAR, Dresden/FRG, June 16–17, 2000: EARSeL Symposium 20—A Decade of Trans-European Remote Sensing Cooperation, Dresden, Germany, 2000, p. 16-17.

Klemas, Victor, 2011, Remote sensing techniques for studying coastal ecosystems: An overview: Journal of Coastal Research, v. 27, no. 1, p. 2-17. [Also available at]

Morton, R.A., Bernier, J.C., Barras, J.A., and Fernia, N.F., 2005, Rapid subsidence and historical wetland loss in the Mississippi Delta Plain: Likely causes and future implications: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1216, 124 p. [Also available at]

Steyer, G.D., Sasser, C.E., Visser, J.M., Swensen, E.M., Nyman, J.A., and Raynie, R.C., 2003, A proposed coast-wide refer­ence monitoring system for evaluating wetland restoration trajectories in Louisiana, a chap. in Melzian, B.D. and others, eds., Coastal monitoring through partnerships—Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP), Pensacola Beach, FL, U.S.A., April 24-27, 2001: Symposium on the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program, 5th, Pensacola Beach, Fla., 2003, p. 107–117, [Also available at]

Walker, N.D., and Hammack, A.B., 2000, Impacts of winter storms on circulation and sediment transport-Atchafalaya-Vermilion Bay region, Louisiana, USA: Journal of Coastal Research, v. 16, no. 4, p. 996-1010.

Additional Resources

Related Works

Our USGS collaborators Cindy Thatcher from the USGS in Reston, Va., Dustin Kimbrow from the USGS Alabama Water Science Center in Montgomery, Ala., and Dean Gesch and Jeffrey Danielson from the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center in Sioux Falls, S. Dak., worked simultaneously collecting data with the mobile terrestrial lidar along select portions of the banks in the Weeks Bayou area. These data will also be used to ground truth the airborne lidar from this area.


Ashtech OEM, Z-Xtreme GPS Receiver, accessed May 27, 2014, at

Knudsen 320 BP Echosounder, accessed May 27, 2014, at

Teledyne TSS Dynamic Motion Sensor DMS-05, accessed May 27, 2014, at

Valeport Ltd., sound velocity probe and profiler, accessed May 27, 2014, at


CARIS, HIPS and SIPS accessed May 27, 2014, at

Esri ArcGIS Geographic Information System software, accessed May 27, 2014,

HYPACK®, Inc., HYPACK® Hydrographic Survey and Processing Software, HYPACK, accessed May 27, 2014, at

NOAA Vertical Datum Transformation Software, accessed May 27, 2014, at

NovAtel, Inc., Waypoint Post-Processing Software GrafNav/GrafNet®, accessed May 27, 2014,

Disclaimer: Any use of trade names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

(back to top)

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Page Contact Information: GS Pubs Web Contact
Page Last Modified: Monday, 28-Nov-2016 19:35:23 EST