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USGS Gulf Coast Science Coordination - Hurricane Impact Assessment Activities

Hurricane GUSTAV Activities (Landfall: 09/01/2008 - Cocodrie, Louisiana)

Hurricane Gustav path
The development and path of Hurricane Gustav is shown via a sequence of satellite images acquired by Envisat's Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) instrument on 25 August, 28 August, 30 August and 1 September 2008 (from right to left). (Credit: ESA) Enlargement

Oblique Aerial Photography

bulletPost-Gustav: Overflight photos of Chandeleur Islands - taken September 6, 2008, (Photo album, 53 photos) Contact: Michael D. Miner (UNO/PIES)

bulletPost-Gustav: Overflight photos central coast - taken September 5, 2008, (Photo album, 172 photos) Contact: Michael D. Miner (UNO/PIES)

bulletPre-Gustav and Post-Gustav imagery of the Caenarvon area - USGS National Wetlands Research Center

bulletComparison of Impact of Huricanes Gustav and Ike on Chandeleur Island - More photo sets: 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6. Photos taken August 28, 2008 and September 15, 2008. Contact: Luiz Martinez (UNO/PIES)

bulletUSGS Coastal Change Hazards: Hurricane and Extreme Storms - Hurricane Gustav - Response Activities, Contact: Abby Sallenger (USGS)


Aerial Photography

bulletImage Index Map: Ship Island, Mississippi - Imagery provided by NOAA

bulletHurricane Gustav baseline index page - Imagery provided by NOAA


Satellite Imagery

These areas may contain persistent higher water levels in some places that precluded their definitive identification as either flooded marsh or as marsh removed by storm surge.  Estimation of permanent losses cannot be made until several growing seasons have passed and the transitory impacts of the hurricanes are accounted for.

bulletBefore and After Hurricane Gustav Images–Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana (Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper Satellite Imagery) 03/23/08-09/09/08. (Download PDF: 4.6 MB) Contact: John Barras (USGS)

bulletBefore and After Hurricane Gustav Images–Delacroix, Louisiana (Landsat Thematic Mapper and Ehanced Thematic Mapper+ Satellite Imagery) 08/30/08-09/07/08. (Download PDF: 10.7 MB ) Contact: John Barras (USGS)

bulletBefore and After Hurricane Gustav Images–South Pass, Louisiana (Landsat Thematic Mapper and Extended Thematic Mapper+ Satellite Imagery) 05/19/08-09/09/08. (Download PDF: 6.1 MB) Contact: John Barras (USGS)

bulletBefore and After Hurricane Gustav Images–Southwest Little Lake, Louisiana (Landsat  Thematic Mapper and Enhanced Thematic Mapper+ Satellite Imagery) 08/30/08-09/07/08. (Download PDF: 7.3 MB) Contact: John Barras (USGS)

bulletBefore and After Hurricane Gustav Images–Upper Lake Boudreaux, Louisiana (Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper Satellite Imagery and ASTER Satellite Imagery) 01/25/07-09/05/08. (Download PDF: 6.9 MB) Contact: John Barras (USGS)

bulletComparison of Surge Impacts After Hurricane Gustav–Southeast Louisiana (Phased Array Type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar Satellite Imagery–PALSAR). (Download PDF: 125.3 MB) Contact: John Barras (USGS)

Comparison to Surge Impacts of Similar Hurricanes Ivan, Katrina and Rita

bulletChandeleur Islands, Louisiana - Before and After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. 10/07/01, 10/13/04 (after Hurricane Ivan) and 09/16/05 (after Hurricane Katrina). Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper Satellite Imagery. (larger image) Contact: John Barras (USGS)

bulletDelacroix, Louisiana - Comparison of Marsh Shears Before and After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. 11/07/04 (after Hurricane Ivan) and 10/25/05 (after Hurricane Rita). Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper Satellite Imagery. (larger image) Contact: John Barras (USGS)

bulletSouth Pass, Louisiana - Comparison of Marsh Shears Before and After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. 10/15/04 (after Hurricane Ivan) and 10/18/05 (after Hurricane Rita). Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper Satellite Imagery. (larger image) Contact: John Barras (USGS)


USGS Newsroom

Science that Weathers the Storm: Track Flooding During Tropical Storm Gustav in Real-Time - Released: 8/29/2008 1:19:38 PM. Contacts: A.B. Wade (Eastern States (FL,AL,GA,MS), Heidi Koontz Central States (LA, TX), Jennifer LaVista (Headquarters)

Hurricane Gustav: USGS Maps Potential for Coastal Change - Released: 8/31/2008 1:51:46 PM. Contact: Hilary Stockdon (USGS)


Contact Information

John A. Barras, USGS, National Wetlands Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Luiz Martinez, University of New Orleans, Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences, New Orleans, Louisiana

Michael D. Miner, University of New Orleans, Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences, New Orleans, Louisiana

Asbury Sallenger, USGS, Florida Integrated Science Center, St. Petersburg, Florida


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