Soil and Sediment Chemistry in the Mississippi River Delta Following Hurricane Katrina
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
E. C. Witt et al., "Soil and Sediment Chemistry in the Mississippi River Delta Following Hurricane Katrina," Science and the storms; the USGS response to the hurricanes of 2005, Geological Survey (U.S.), Jan 2007.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Gulf Coastal Plain; Chemical Composition; Deltaic Environment; Geochemistry; Geological Hazards; Heavy Metals; Pollutants and Pollution
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01 Jan 2007