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Lake Pontchartrain Basin: Bottom Sediments 
and Related Environmental Resources

By Frank T. Manheim and Laura Hayes, Editors

U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1634

J. Sims' photo

J. Sims' photo

Photographs by Julia Sims



Preface -- S. Jeffress Williams  
Participants and Cooperators
Related Internet Links

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Lake Pontchartrain Basin
location (click to enlarge)

Scientific Research and

Multimedia Tools and Regional

A.  Holocene Geologic Framework of Lake Pontchartrain Basin and Lakes of Southeastern Louisiana -- Jack L. Kindinger

B.  New Field Sampling Techniques and Data Description --  James G. Flocks

C.  The Continuous Sediment Sampling and Analysis System -- Scott Noakes

D.  Wind-Driven Circulation and Sediment Resuspension Processes in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana -- Richard P. Signell, Jeffrey H. List, Richard P. Stumpf, and John Evans

E.  Satellite Imagery: Lake Pontchartrain Basin and Gulf of Mexico -- Richard P. Stumpf

F.  CD-ROM Development -- Chris Polloni, Laura Hayes, and Frank T. Manheim

G.  Data Visualization by use of Geographic Mapping Tools (GIS) -- Laura Hayes, Chris Polloni, and E.J. McFaul

H.  Vibracore Sampling Strategy Interactive Training -- Jack L. Kindinger, James G. Flocks, Charles Holmes, Chris Polloni

I.  Basics of the Basin Symposia -- John Lopez, ed.

The multimedia tools are available on the CD but will not be available online. Pricing information is available from Information Services ( See the web page Ordering U.S. Geological Survey Products.

Sediment Database

J.  Sediment Database and Geochemical Assessment of Lake Pontchartrain Basin --
Frank T. Manheim and Laura Hayes

DISCLAIMERSediment chemical and other data on this CD-ROM and the companion web site have been compiled from multiple sources.  Reasonable care has been taken in transcription, and efforts have been made to provide quality control of the data as described in the relevant sections.  Although efforts have been made to screen for and identify data that may be seriously compromised, the data provided here are not guaranteed to be correct or complete.  Responsibility for the data remains with the original sources and not the U.S. Geological Survey (except where USGS analyses are involved), and conclusions drawn from the data are the responsibility of the users.  Mention of commercial software or services does not imply endorsement by the USGS.


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