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Subsurface Controls on Historical Subsidence Rates and Associated Wetland Loss in Southcentral Louisiana

by Robert A. Morton, Noreen A. Buster, and M. Dennis Krohn

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"Subsurface Controls on Historical Subsidence Rates and Associated Wetland Loss in Southcentral Louisiana" appeared as an article in "Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions". The article is an eleven-page analysis of recent rates of delta plain subsidence in southcentral Louisiana and the close correlations among highest historical rates of subsidence, rapid wetland losses, large volume hydrocarbon production, and probable reactivation of deep subsurface faults.

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