CLAGEO: Coastal Louisiana Geomorphology Project (CLAGEO)

1988

The Coastal Louisiana Geomorphology (CLAGEO) project investigated the causes of erosion and deposition of sediment along Louisiana's coast. Major issues affecting coastal management in Louisiana and the Mississippi River Delta include coastal land loss, conflicting needs of coastal industries, and preservation of the valuable harvest of living resources. CIMSS scientists, with colleagues at Louisiana State University's Coastal Studies Institute, monitored sediment transport using aircraft, satellite, and in situ data. This study provided a unique understanding of coastal response to variant atmospheric forcing, establishing data sets upon which coastal circulation and sediment management decisions could be based. The team built a database from long-term records and analysis of local wind forcing, tides, current regime, river discharge, sediment dispersal patterns, patterns of erosion and deposition at various locations along the coast, and remotely sensed data.

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Publications

  • Gumley, L.E.; Moeller, C.C., and Menzel, W.P. Monitoring of Mississippi delta coastal geomorphology using high resolution multispectral atmospheric mapping sensor (MAMS data. Australasian Remote Sensing Conference, 5th, Perth, Australia, 1990, pp738-745. Reprint #3056.

  • Huh, O. K.; Moeller, C. C.; Menzel, W. P., and Roberts, H. H. Process and change detection in coastal environments with multispectral scanners and aerial photography. International Airborne Remote Sensing Conference and Exhibition, 2nd, San Francisco, CA, 24-27 June 1996, v.2. Ann Arbor, MI, ERIM International, 1996, pp689-701. Reprint #3502.

  • Huh, O. K.; Roberts, H. H.; Moeller, C. C., and Menzel, W. P. Processes of coastal geomorphic development: Land building and land loss along the Louisiana deltaic coastline (abstract). Coast Zone 1993: Symposium on Coastal and Ocean Management, 8th, New Orleans, LA, 19-23, July 1993. s.l., not available, [1993]. Reprint #3058.

  • Huh, Oscar K.; Walker, Nan D., and Moeller, Christopher. Sedimentation along the Eastern Chenier Plain Coast: Down drift impact of a delta complex shift. Journal of Coastal Research v.17, no.1, 2001, pp72-81. Reprint #3142.

  • Huh, Oscar Karl; Moeller, Christopher C.; Menzel, W. Paul; Rouse, Lawrence J. Jr., and Roberts, Harry H. Remote sensing of turbid coastal and estuarine waters: A method of multispectral water-type analysis. Journal of Coastal Research v.12, no.4, 1996, pp984-995. Reprint #3415.

  • Menzel, W. Paul, Moeller, Christopher C., Huh, Oscar K., and Roberts, Harry H. Assessing the geomorphic evolution and hydrographic changes induced by winter storms along the Louisiana coast. Final report on NASA contract NAGW-3318 for the period of 1 April 1993 to 30 September 1997. Madison, WI, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies , 1998. 16p., appendixes. UW SSEC Publication No.98.02.M1.

  • Menzel, W. Paul, Moeller, Christopher C., Roberts, Harry H., and Huh, Oscar K. Studying the impact of cold-frontal passages on geomorphic evolution of the Louisiana coast: Final report on NASA contract NAGW-1745 for the period of 1 January 1989 to 30 June 1993. Madison, WI, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies , 1993. 12p., appendixes. UW SSEC Publication No.93.10.M1.

  • Moeller, C. C.; Menzel, W. P., and Huh, O. K. A look at the use of GOES-8 data for monitoring water motions in turbid coastal waters. Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, 8th, Atlanta, GA, 29 January-2 February 1996 (preprints). Boston, MA, American Meteorological Society, 1996, pp435-438. Reprint #2398.

  • Moeller, Christopher C.; Huh, Oscar K.; Gumley, Liam E., and Menzel, W. Paul. Response of the Louisiana coastal environment to a cold front wind system. Conferenece on Meteorology and Oceanography of the Coastal Zone, 5th, 1991. Boston, MA, American Meteorological Society, 1991, pp124-129. Reprint #3057.

  • Moeller, Christopher C.; Huh, Oscar K., and Menzel, W. Paul. Coastal zone applications of modes from aircraft and satellite. Workshop on Natural Coastal Environmental Hazards, 22-23 February 1996. 1996, pp119-123. Reprint #3501.

  • Moeller, Christopher C.; Huh, Oscar K.; Menzel, W. Paul, and Roberts, Harry H. The use of aircraft-borne MAS data for mapping sediment transport along the Louisiana coast. International Airborne Remote Sensing Conference and Exhibition, 2nd, San Francisco, CA, 24-27 June 1996, v.2. Ann Arbor, MI, ERIM International, 1996, pp673-682. Reprint #3500.

  • Moeller, Christopher C.; Huh, Oscar K.; Robert, Harry H.; Gumley, Liam E., and Menzel, W. Paul. Response of Louisiana coastal environments to a cold front passage. Journal of Coastal Research v.9, no.2, 1993, pp434-447. Reprint #1844.

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