T003:
Assessing the impacts of subsurface geology on surface processes on the Mississippi River Delta Plain and other deltaic passive margin settings using energy industry seismic data


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Session ID#: 27399

Session Description:
Energy industry datasets, particularly 3-D seismic surveys, provide high quality imaging of stratigraphy, faults and salt between subsurface depths of 300 m and 7-8 km.  Surveys in the Mississippi River delta have recently been made available for university research, through direct donation or internships at energy companies, coordinated by the New Orleans Geological Society.  These studies show that subsurface geology impacts surface geomorphology in a variety of ways, including: distribution of sediment lobes channel morphology, barrier island processes, and fault/salt-related controls on subsidence and wetland loss. This session will help to advance engagement between AGU and the energy industry by highlighting the role that energy industry can play in basic research.  Using 3-D seismic and other industry data to integrate subsurface geology into understanding surface processes in deltaic wetlands and other coastal settings could dramatically improve the overall comprehension of, and response to, future patterns of relative sea level rise.

 

Primary Convener:  Chris McLindon, New Orleans Geological Society, Mandeville, LA, United States
Conveners:  Nancye H Dawers, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, United States, Mark A Kulp, University of New Orleans - UNO, Earth and Environmental Sciences, New Orleans, LA, United States and Rui Zhang, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, School of Geosciences, Lafayette, LA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • EP - Earth and Planetary Surface Processes
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • NH - Natural Hazards
  • NS - Near Surface Geophysics
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Jarrett Leigh Levesh, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, United States, Chris McLindon, New Orleans Geological Society, New Orleans, LA, United States and Mark A Kulp, University of New Orleans - UNO, Earth and Environmental Sciences, New Orleans, LA, United States
Chris McLindon, New Orleans Geological Society, New Orleans, LA, United States
Akinbobola Olumuyiwa Akintomide, Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, United States and Nancye H Dawers, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, United States
Amanda S Johnston1, Rui Zhang2, Raphael Gottardi1 and Nancye H Dawers3, (1)University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, United States, (2)University of Louisiana at Lafayette, School of Geosciences, Lafayette, LA, United States, (3)Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, United States

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