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Field Activity Details for field activity 00SFA01

Other ID: B-1-00-TX

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Billy Reynolds, Bob Morton

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Billy Reynolds

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Evaluate subsidence and possible fault reactivation in wetlands near oil and gas fields.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 2000-06-16

End Date: 2000-06-18

Equipment Used: Push Corer, GPS

Information to be Derived: Shallow Stratigraphy including core logs and photographs.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected 10 push cores in two Texas counties, using a small field office boat.

Staff: Billy Reynolds

Affiliate Staff:



Orange and Galveston Counties, Texas

North: 30.04033 South: 29.49 West: -94.5868 East: -93.9075


photo of Boat


Morton, R.A., Purcell, N.A., Peterson, R.L., 2001, Shallow stratigraphic evidence of subsidence and faulting induced by hydrocarbon production in coastal Southeast Texas: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2001-274,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Push Corer --- Geology
Core descriptions
GPS --- Navigation
Station Locations

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