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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2006. Drawing Louisiana's New Map: Addressing Land Loss in Coastal Louisiana. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11476.
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Appendix B
Acronyms and Abbreviations


AEAM

Adaptive Environmental Assessment and Management


CELSS

Coastal Ecological Landscape Spatial Simulation Model

cm

centimeter

Coast 2050

Coast 2050: Toward a Sustainable Coastal Louisiana

CWPPRA

Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act


DHI

Danish Hydraulic Institute

draft LCA Comprehensive Study

Louisiana Coastal Area, LA—Ecosystem Restoration: Comprehensive Coastwide Ecosystem Restoration Study


EPA

Environmental Protection Agency


ft

foot

FWS

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


in

inch

IWR

Institute of Water Resources


km

kilometer

km2

square kilometer

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2006. Drawing Louisiana's New Map: Addressing Land Loss in Coastal Louisiana. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11476.
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LCA Study

Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA), Louisiana—Ecosystem Restoration Study

LERRD

Land, easements, rights of way, relocation, and disposal


m

meter

m3

cubic meter

mi

mile

mi2

square mile

mm

millimeter

MRGO

Mississippi River Gulf Outlet

mt

metric ton


NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NRC

National Research Council

NRCS

National Resources Conservation Service

NTRC

National Technical Review Committee


PEIS

programmatic environmental impact statement

PMT

program management team

POM

Princeton Ocean Model

PPL

project priority list


S&T

science and technology

sec

second


USACE

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

USDA

U.S. Department of Agriculture

USGS

U.S. Geological Survey


WRDA

Water Resources Development Act


yd3

cubic yard

yr

year

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2006. Drawing Louisiana's New Map: Addressing Land Loss in Coastal Louisiana. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11476.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2006. Drawing Louisiana's New Map: Addressing Land Loss in Coastal Louisiana. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11476.
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During the past 50 years, coastal Louisiana has suffered catastrophic land loss due to both natural and human causes. This loss has increased storm vulnerability and amplified risks to lives, property, and economies--a fact underscored by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Drawing Louisiana's New Map reviews a restoration plan proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Louisiana, finding that, although the individual projects in the study are scientifically sound, there should be more and larger scale projects that provide a comprehensive approach to addressing land loss over such a large area. More importantly, the study should be guided by a detailed map of the expected future landscape of coastal Louisiana that is developed from agreed upon goals for the region and the nation.

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