Lake Pontchartrain Basin:  Bottom Sediments and Related Environmental Resources

Chapter J of USGS Professional Paper 1634

Sediment Database and Geochemical Assessment of
Lake Pontchartrain Basin

By Frank T.  Manheim1 and Laura Hayes1


opening illustration - station locations


List of figures and tables

Database Structure and Development

Flat-file vs. Relational Structure
Data Dictionary
Data Sources and Locations
Analytical Methods and Quality Control

Summary of Geological and Chemical Data

Sediment Texture and Bathymetry
Organic Carbon
Inorganic Chemistry
Organic Components
Mississippi River Influence - Bonnet Carré Spillway
Coastal and Inland Waterway Impacts and Sediment Toxicity Considerations

Special Topics and Current Developments
Metadata for Sediment Database
Sediment Database Appendices

A.  Data Dictionary
B.  Quality Control Notes
C.  Consolidated Data Table
D.  Sediment Database

Manheim, F.T., and Hayes, Laura, 2002, Sediment database and geochemical assessment of Lake Pontchartrain Basin, chap. J of Manheim, F.T., and Hayes, Laura (eds.), Lake Pontchartrain Basin: Bottom sediments and related environmental resources: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1634, 1 CD-ROM.

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