Title

Soil and Sediment Chemistry in the Mississippi River Delta Following Hurricane Katrina

Abstract

In October 2005, the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Mid-Continent Geographic Science Center and the University of Missouri-Rolla's (UMR) Environmental Research Center for Emerging Contaminants partnered to collect perishable environmental data along the Mississippi River Delta to catalog the effects of Hurricane Katrina, a category 3 storm that caused nearly complete destruction to the delta's population support structure and industry. The data presented here begin the process of characterizing the chemical composition of sediments and soil along the delta following this significant natural disaster

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Gulf Coastal Plain; Chemical Composition; Deltaic Environment; Geochemistry; Geological Hazards; Heavy Metals; Pollutants and Pollution

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2007 Geological Survey (U.S.), All rights reserved.


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