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Summary for Field Activity Number 1995-031-FA

Area of Operations: Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, United States, North America

Dates: July 16, 1995 to July 30, 1995

Objectives: The objectives of this cruise are: collect undisturbed vibracores (30) in critical high-sedimentation areas of the estuary; collect hydro. survey data and sidescan sonar in key areas for use in comparing with older data to derive sediment budgets for the basin and assess impacts of past shell dredging and current trawling activities; and, if time permits, complete the regional grid of seismic and sidescan sonar data that was begun during last year's cruise.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling

Information to be derived: Morphology


USGS Project Number: 9480-31040

Contact: Jeff Williams (

InfoBank: uses the identifier G-31-95-LA. Visit this site for more information.

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Map of field activity boundary.

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