2008 Joint Meeting of The Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM
Session No. 227 Tuesday, 7 October 2008
8:00 AM-12:00 PM, George R. Brown Convention Center: General Assembly Theater Hall A

T7. The Mississippi River Delta as a Natural Laboratory for Evaluating Coastal Response to Relative Sea-Level Rise and Innovations in Transgressive Coastal Management: Shea Penland Memorial Session (U.S. Geological Survey; Louisiana Department of Natural Resources; Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences; New Orleans Geological Society; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies)

Michael D. Miner and James G. Flocks, Presiding
 Paper #Start Time
 8:00 AM Shea Penland's Contributions to Geology and Management of the Northern Gulf of Mexico Coastline. Talks will be given by Ron Boyd ("Shea Penland's Early Research on Geologic History of the Delta Plain"); Jeffress Williams ("Shea Penland's Barrier Island and Wetlands Research with USGS during the Late 1980s and 1990s"); Mark Kulp ("Shea Penland's Recent Research and Program Development").
227-18:25 AM Geologic Considerations for the Management of the Transgressive Mississippi River Delta Plain: KULP, Mark A., Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences and Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70148, mkulp@uno.edu, FITZGERALD, Duncan, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, MINER, Michael D., Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans, LA 70148, and GEORGIOU, Ioannis, Earth and Environmental Sciences and Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans, LA 70148
227-28:40 AM Towards a comprehensive understanding of Mississippi Delta subsidence: TÖRNQVIST, Torbjörn E., Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118-5698, tor@tulane.edu
227-38:55 AM The Ups and Downs of Mississippi Delta: BLUM, Mike, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University, E235 Howe-Russell Geosciences Complex, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, mike@geol.lsu.edu and TOMKIN, Jonathan, Department of Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801
227-49:10 AM Recent Reductions of Subsidence Rates In the Mississippi River Delta Plain: BERNIER, Julie C., U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, 600 4th St. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, jbernier@usgs.gov, MORTON, Robert A., U.S. Geological Survey, 10100 Burnet Rd., Bldg 130, Austin, TX 78758, and BARRAS, John A., U.S. Geological Survey, National Wetlands Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70894
227-59:25 AM Land Area Change in Coastal Louisiana 1956 to 2006: BARRAS, John A., U.S. Geological Survey, National Wetlands Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70894, barrasj@usgs.gov, BERNIER, Julie C., U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, 600 4th St. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, and MORTON, Robert A., U.S. Geological Survey, 10100 Burnet Rd., Bldg. 130, Austin, TX 78758
227-69:40 AM Regional Coastal Evolution along the Mississippi River Delta Plain Barrier Shorelines: MINER, Michael D., Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans, LA 70148, mminer@uno.edu, KULP, Mark A., Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70148, FLOCKS, James, Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies, U.S. Geol Survey, 600 4th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, TWICHELL, David C., U.S. Geol Survey, 384 Quissett Campus, Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, MA 02543, FITZGERALD, Duncan, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, and LEE, Darin, Office of Coastal Restoration and Management, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Thibodaux Field Office, 1440 Tiger Drive, Suite B, Thibodaux, LA 70301
227-79:55 AM Assessing the Importance of Shoreward Vs. Alongshore Sand Transport during the Late Holocene Evolution of the Chandeleur Islands, LA: TWICHELL, David C., US Geological Survey, 384 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, MA 02543, dtwichell@usgs.gov, FLOCKS, James G., Florida Integrated Science Center-St. Petersburg, U.S. Geological Survey, 600 Fourth Street South, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701, MINER, Michael D., Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans, LA 70148, BALDWIN, Wayne, U.S. Geological Survey, 384 Woods Hole Rd, Woods Hole, MA 02543, PENDLETON, Elizabeth A., Coastal and Marine Geology Program, US Geological Survey, 384 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, MA 02543, KULP, Mark A., Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70148, and GEORGIOU, I., Earth and Environmental Sciences, Univ. of New Orleans, 2000 Lakefront, New Orleans, LA 70148
227-810:10 AM Preliminary Assessment of Transport Trends in a Transgressive Barrier Island Chain Using Multidimensional Numerical Models: GEORGIOU, Ioannis, Earth and Environmental Sciences and Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans, LA 70148, igeorgio@uno.edu, KULP, Mark A., Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70148, MINER, Michael D., Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans, LA 70148, FLOCKS, James G., Florida Integrated Science Center-St. Petersburg, U.S. Geological Survey, 600 Fourth Street South, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701, and TWICHELL, David C., U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole, MA 02543
227-910:25 AM Storm Erosion and Partial Recovery of Barrier Islands in Deltaic Settings: ROSATI, Julie Dean, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 109 St. Joseph Street, Mobile, AL 36527, julie.d.rosati@usace.army.mil, DEAN, Robert G., Civil and Coastal Engineering, Univ of Florida, P. O. Box 116590, Gainesville, FL 32611-6590, and DINGLER, John, 5215 NE 30th Ave, Portland, OR 97211
227-1010:40 AM The Role of Storms In the Dynamics of Deltaic Coastal Wetlands: REED, Denise J., Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148, djreed@uno.edu
227-1110:55 AM The Modern Atchafalaya Shelf Mud Clinoform and Its Overlooked Implications for Large River Diversions: ALLISON, Mead A., Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin, 10100 Burnet Road (R2200), Austin, TX 78758-4445, mallison@mail.utexas.edu
227-1211:10 AM The Mississippi River Flood of 2008: Sediment Dynamics and Implications for Coastal Restoration: KOLKER, Alexander S., Earth and Environmental Sciences, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118, akolker@tulane.edu, ALLISON, Mead A., Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78758, BUTCHER, Kristen A., Earth and Environmental Sciences, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118, FULWEILER, Robinson W., Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, GREEN, Sara, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Science, Lousiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, NITTROUER, Jeff, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, NYMAN, J. Andrew, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, and ROSENHEIM, Brad, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Tulane University, Blessey 210, 6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118
227-1311:25 AM Long-Term Use of Louisiana Offshore Sand Resources: Implications for Unique Sediment Dynamics Over Intermittent Sandy and Muddy Seabed on Ship Shoal for Short-Term Geomorphological Changes, South-Central Louisiana: KOBASHI, Daijiro1, STONE, Gregory1, and KHALIL, Syed2, (1) Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Coastal Studies Institute, 331 Howe-Russell Geoscience Complex, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, dkobas1@lsu.edu, (2) Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Coastal engineering Div, 617 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70804

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