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Environmental Atlas of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin

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Physical Environments
Basin Geology
Biological Resources
Environmental Issues
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Jack Kindinger


Acronym Definitions
Acronym Definition
ADCP Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
ANL Argonne National Laboratory
AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
BCSA Breton-Chandeleur Sound Area
BDA Birdfoot Delta Area
BMP Best Management Practices
BSA Bayou Sauvage Area
CAIS Center for Applied Isotope Studies at the Universities of Georgia
CIA Chandeleur Islands Area
CMP Comprehensive Management Program
CWA Central Wetland Area
CWCP Coastal Wetland Conservation Plan
CWPPRA Coastal Wetland Planning, Protection and Restoration Act
ECOMsi Estuarine, Coastal and Ocean Model (semi-implicit)
EO LBA East Orleans Land Bridge Area
EOSAT Earth Observation Satellite Company
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
FC Fecal Coliform
FIM Fisheries-independent Monitoring
GAP National Gap Analysis Program
GIS Geographic Information Systems
GIWW Gulf Intercoastal Waterway
GRI Gas Research Institute
HISW Hindcasting Shallow Water Waves
HRSP High-resolution seismic profiles
IHNC Inner Harbor Navigational Canal
IWI Index of Watershed Indicators
kyr thousand years
LBA Lake Borgne Area
LDEQ Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
LDHH Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
LDWF Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
LPA Lake Pontchartrain Area
LPB Lake Pontchartrain Basin
LPBF Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation
LSU Louisiana State University
LUMCON Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium
MLBA Manchac Land Bridge Area
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MPN most-probable number
MRGO Mississippi River Gulf Outlet
m/s meters per second
MSA Maurepas Swamp Area
MSY New Orleans International Airport
MYH New Orleans Municipal Yacht Harbor
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NCDC National Climatic Data Center
NDBC National Data Buoy Center
NMFS National Marine Fisheries Service
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Services>
NSMA North Shore Marsh Area
NWI National Wetlands Inventory
NWRC National Wetlands Research Center
P Phosphorous
ppm parts per million
ppt parts per thousand
PRA Pontchartrain Restoration Act of 2000
PRMA Pearl River Mouth Area
PWA Plaquemines Wetland Area
RPC Regional Planning Commission
SAV Submersed Aquatic Vegetation
SBWA St. Bernard Wetland Area
SLBA South Lake Borgne Area
SWPA South West Pontchartrain Area
TKN Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen
TSS Total Suspended Solids
Ub Near-bottom wave orbital velocity maximum
UNO The University of New Orleans
UNOCRL University of New Orleans Coastal Research Lab
USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
USFWS United States Fish and Wildlife Service
USGS U.S. Geological Survey
WMP Watershed Management Plan
VSS Volatile Suspended Solids
wt% weight percent
XRF X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy

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