(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1984)

Document title

Geomorphic recovery of the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, after a major hurricane

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KAHN J. H. ;


The processes of geomorphic change in the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, were monitored for two years after the passage of Hurricane Frederic in September 1979. The slow partial recovery of the barriers lends support to the hypothesis that the Chandeleur Islands are being transformed from a continuous chain of barrier islands into a series of small islets and shoals. This transformation is a consequence of the frequent passage of tropical cyclones through the northern Gulf of Mexico, the lack of a sediment supply to the Chandeleur barrier system, and the subsidence of the St. Bernard Delta surface underlying the islands.


Article of periodic

published at : Litoralia. An international journal for the coastal sciences Ft. Landerdale, Fla

Editor :

Millesime : 1984, vol. 1, no1 [pp. 31-39]

Bibliographic references : 21 réf.



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