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Sedimentary data from the lower Pearl River, Louisiana, USA


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McCloskey, T.A., Smith, C.G., Liu, K.-B., Nelson, P.R., McBride, E.C., and Stoneburner, S.A., 2018, Sedimentary data from the lower Pearl River, Louisiana, USA: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Scientists from the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center investigated the sedimentary and geochemical properties of the lower reaches of the Pearl River in eastern Louisiana by collecting estuarine, riverine and marsh sediments. This was done in order to increase understanding of the region's environmental history, quantify the deposition associated with Hurricane Katrina, identify the subsequent changes in the deposited sediments and assess the effects of this deposition on marsh sustainability. To this end, the group obtained long sediment cores, shovel-dug sediment slabs and marsh and riverine channel/estuarine surface samples from a north-south transect along the river edge from the low-salinity [...]


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BioMarkers.csv 1,000 Bytes 103.51 MB
CTD.csv 4.83 KB
FieldLogs.pdf 486.07 KB
GrabSamples-LOI.csv 647 Bytes 205.89 KB
Locations-PR.csv 1.39 KB 4.32 MB
Map.jpg thumbnail 4.21 MB
PR102D-Gamma.csv 3.05 KB
PR102R-LOI.csv 32.91 KB
PR102R-RadiocarbonDates.csv 744 Bytes
SedimentaryPhysicalParameters.csv 2.44 KB
Slabs-LOI.csv 8.21 KB
StableIsotopes.csv 2.15 KB 270.26 KB


Dissemination of processed sediment data from sediment cores, slabs and surface samples collected from the margins of the lower Pearl River, Louisiana, in September, 2015 (USGS FAN 2015-328-FA).

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DOI doi:10.5066/P9Y2R3LV

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