Hurricane Katrina sediment slowed elevation loss in subsiding brackish marshes of the Mississippi River delta

@article{McKee2009HurricaneKS,
  title={Hurricane Katrina sediment slowed elevation loss in subsiding brackish marshes of the Mississippi River delta},
  author={Karen L McKee and Julia A. Cherry},
  journal={Wetlands},
  year={2009},
  volume={29},
  pages={2-15}
}
Although hurricanes can damage or destroy coastal wetlands, they may play a beneficial role in reinvigorating marshes by delivering sediments that raise soil elevations and stimulate organic matter production. Hurricane Katrina altered elevation dynamics of two subsiding brackish marshes in the Mississippi River deltaic plain by adding 3 to 8 cm of sediment to the soil surface in August 2005. Soil elevations at both sites subsequently declined due to continued subsidence, but net elevation gain… CONTINUE READING
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