Date of Award
Earth & Environmental Science
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Dr. Mark Kulp
Dr. Robert Mahon
Dr. Brad Robison
This study was conducted in upper and lower Madison Bay as well as Lake Boudreaux in Terrebonne basin located in southcentral Louisiana. This region is part of the recently abandoned Lafourche delta complex (0.6-0.8 kyr). Much of coastal Louisiana is comprised of formerly active delta complexes of the Mississippi River that have undergone subsequent reworking. As more restoration actions are being considered to combat land loss in coastal Louisiana, exploring the framework of a recently abandoned delta complex could aid in these plans. Utilizing core descriptions and CHIRP seismic data, facies analysis was performed to produce cross sections that display the recent depositional history within the region. The facies described construct the profile of a regionally transgressive abandoned delta complex. Growth fault interaction with the shallow stratigraphy was not noted within these three study areas, however, the morphological effects of an abandoned delta complex were observed in each study area.
Hankerson, Joseph M., "Facies Analysis of Terrebonne Basin Using Vibracores and CHIRP Seismic Data" (2022). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 3016.