Environmental Geologic Atlas of the Texas Coastal Zone

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Environmental Geologic Atlas of the Texas Coastal Zone--Galveston-Houston Area. Digital Download


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EA0005D. Environmental Geologic Atlas of the Texas Coastal Zone--Galveston-Houston Area, by W. L. Fisher, J. H. McGowen, L. F. Brown, Jr., and C. G. Groat. 91 p., 22 figs., 7 tables, 9 maps, 1972. Downloadable PDF.

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About This Publication
This publication, part of a series of seven atlases of the Texas Coastal Zone, presents an inventory of environments and resources of the Galveston-Houston area. Comprising all of Galveston County and portions of Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Harris, and Liberty counties, the study area extends from the 5-fathom line in the Gulf of Mexico to approximately 50 miles inland.

The Galveston-Houston Atlas contains 9 full-color maps, consisting of a basic environmental geologic map and 8 special-use environmental maps. The basic environmental geologic map published at a scale of 1:125,000--shows resource and environmental units (geologic substrate and soils), biologic units, active and potentially active physical process units, and man-made units. The special-use environmental maps are prepared at a scale of 1:250,000. These maps include (1) physical properties, (2) environments and biologic assemblages, (3) current land use, (4) mineral and energy resources, (5) active processes, (6) manmade features and water systems, (7) rainfall, stream discharge, and surface salinity, and (8) topography and bathymetry. The Environmental Geologic Atlas series is designed for use in regional planning for improved use of coastal resources.

Keywords: atlases, environmental geology, coastal geology, Texas Coastal Zone, Galveston area, Houston area, Gulf of Mexico, Brazoria County, Chambers County, Fort Bend County, Harris County, Liberty County, Texas

Fisher, W. L., McGowen, J. H., Brown, L. F., Jr., and Groat, C. G., 1972, Environmental Geologic Atlas of the Texas Coastal Zone; Galveston-Houston Area: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Environmental Geologic Atlas EA0005D, 91 p.

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