Submergence of wetlands as a result of human-induced subsidence and faulting along the upper Texas Gulf coast.

dc.acquisition-srcTexas A&M University ILLen_US
dc.call-noAcc# 8801en_US
dc.contract-noen_US
dc.contributor.authorWhite, W.A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTremblay, T.A.en_US
dc.contributor.otherJournal of Coastal Researchen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:34:33Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T17:34:33Z
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.degreeen_US
dc.descriptionp. 788-807en_US
dc.description-otheren_US
dc.description.abstractTwo major contributing factors to wetland loss in the northern Gulf of Mexico are faulting and subsidence. Thousands of hectares of wetlands have been converted to either open water or shallow subaqueous flats since the 1930's. Large wetland losses have occurred in the Galveston Bay area. The major contributing factor to these losses is human-induced subsidence caused by ground-water withdrawal. Other factors include localized faulting and subsidence due to hydrocarbon production. These factors contribute to relative sea level rise which exceeds wetland vertical accretion. Much needed sediment deposition has been stopped by upstream dams and reservoirs. This deposition would help to offset subsidence.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/request.htmen_US
dc.geo-codeTexas Coasten_US
dc.geo-codeGulf of Mexicoen_US
dc.geo-codeTexasen_US
dc.geo-codeLouisianaen_US
dc.geo-codeGalveston Bayen_US
dc.geo-codeSabine Lakeen_US
dc.geo-codeTrinity Riveren_US
dc.geo-codeTrinity Bayen_US
dc.geo-codeSan Jacinto Riveren_US
dc.geo-codeSabine Riveren_US
dc.geo-codeNeches Riveren_US
dc.historyen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/25866
dc.latitudeen_US
dc.locationGBIC Collectionen_US
dc.longitudeen_US
dc.notesen_US
dc.placeen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries8801.00en_US
dc.relation.urien_US
dc.scaleen_US
dc.seriesen_US
dc.subjectsubmergenceen_US
dc.subjectsubsidenceen_US
dc.subjectfaultsen_US
dc.subjectwetlandsen_US
dc.subjecthabitat lossen_US
dc.subjectmarshesen_US
dc.subjectsea levelen_US
dc.subjectsedimentationen_US
dc.subjectaccretionen_US
dc.titleSubmergence of wetlands as a result of human-induced subsidence and faulting along the upper Texas Gulf coast.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.universityen_US
dc.vol-issue11(3)en_US

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