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Cumulative Compaction of Subsurface Sediments in the Houston-Galveston Region


U.S. Geological Survey, 2017, Cumulative Compaction of Subsurface Sediments in the Houston-Galveston Region: U.S. Geological Survey data releases, Note to users: Because of continuing updates to this dataset, an access date should be included with this citation.


Please note: a more recent version of this dataset is available. Users are strongly advised to access the newer version of the dataset at This USGS data release represents tabular datasets of compaction values of subsurface sediments in the Chicot and Evangeline aquifers that were recorded continuously by using analog technology at 13 extensometers at 11 sites that were either activated or installed between 1973 and 1980 in the Houston-Galveston region, Texas. The cumulative compaction data for each extensometer are collected about 13 times per year during site visits. The amount of cumulative compaction for each site visit is determined by subtracting the previously recorded compaction value from [...]

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DOI doi:10.5066/F71J97Z9

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