Also see: Faulting on the Louisiana Coast, Subsidence, Faults
Subsidence – General
Subsidence – Louisiana – Maps
Couvillion, B.R., Barras, J.A., Steyer, G.D., Sleavin, William, Fischer, Michelle, Beck, Holly, Trahan, Nadine, Griffin, Brad, and Heckman, David, 2011, Land area change in coastal Louisiana from 1932 to 2010: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3164, scale 1:265,000, 12 p. pamphlet.
Subsidence – Louisiana – Presentations
Louisiana Coastal Geology: Shaping the Future of the Louisiana Coast – Prof. Roy Dokka, Fall 2010. The audio is very low until 27:10. A Silverlight compatible browser is needed to see the full presentation.
Subsidence – Louisiana
Roy K. Dokka, The Anatomy of a Silent Disaster: Ongoing Subsidence and Inundation of the Northern Margin of the Gulf of Mexico Basin An Interview with Dr. Roy Dokka. Houston Geological Society Bulletin, Feb. 2005.
Boesch, D. F., D. Levin, D. Nummedal, and K. Bowles. 1983. Subsidence in coastal Louisiana: causes, rates, and effects on wetlands. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Biological Services, Washington, DC. FWS/OBS-83/26. 30 pp.
The oil and gas hypothesis – these Morton pieces postulate that oil and gas production caused significant subsidence in Louisiana. This is not well substantiated and goes against most of the science on subsidence due to oil and gas production because the wells in Louisiana are so deep.
Robert A Morton, Noreen A Buster & M Dennis Krohn, Subsurface controls on historical subsidence rates and associated wetland loss in southcentral Louisiana, Transactions-Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies 767–778 (2002).