Subsidence

The sudden sinking or gradual downward settling of the Earth's surface with little or no horizontal motion. The movement is not restricted in rate, magnitude, or area involved. Subsidence may be caused by natural geologic processes, such as solution (karst phenomena), thawing, compaction, slow crustal warping, or withdrawal of fluid lava from beneath a solid crust; or by man's activity, such as subsurface mining or the pumping of oil or groundwater.Neuendorf, K.K.E., Mehl, J.P., Jr., and Jackson, J.A., ed., 2005, Glossary of Geology: American Geological Institute, 799 p.

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C 1075 Report Outside Link
Williams, S.J., Dodd, Kurt, and Gohn, K.K., 1990, Coasts in Crisis: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1075, 32 p.
GB 9 Report
Walker, D.A., Hamilton, T.D., Ping, C.L., Daanen, R.P., and Streever, W.W., 2009, Dalton Highway Field Trip Guide for the Ninth International Conference on Permafrost: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Guidebook 9, 104 p.
OF 2003-158 Outside Link
Carver, David, Plucinski, Timothy, Frankel, Arthur, and Safak, Erdal, 2003, Data report of aftershocks of the 03 November 2002, Mw 7.9 Denali Fault earthquake recorded near the fault rupture at the Richardson Highway and Alyeska Pipeline: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2003-158.
P 1074 Report Map
Yehle, L.A., 1979, Reconnaissance engineering geology of the Yakutat area, Alaska, with emphasis on evaluation of earthquake and other geologic hazards: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1074, 44 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360.
PDF 90-29 Report
Combellick, R.A., 1990, Evidence for episodic Late-Holocene subsidence in estuarine deposits near Anchorage, Alaska: basis for determining recurrence intervals of major earthquakes: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 90-29, 70 p.
PDF 92-12 Report
Combellick, R.A., 1992, The penultimate great earthquake in southcentral Alaska: evidence from a buried forest near Girdwood: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 92-12, 12 p.
PDF 95-23 Report
Clough, J.G., and Murphy, J.M., 1995, Low-temperature thermal history of three wells in southern Alaska offshore basins: Lower Cook Inlet, Shelikof Strait, and Stevenson trough: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 95-23, 79 p.
PIR 2008-3B Map Geospatial Data
Reger, R.D., and Solie, D.N., 2008, Engineering - geologic map, Alaska Highway corridor, Delta Junction to Dot Lake, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2008-3B, 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
PIR 2008-3C Report Map Geospatial Data
Reger, R.D., and Solie, D.N., 2008, Reconnaissance interpretation of permafrost, Alaska Highway corridor, Delta Junction to Dot Lake, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2008-3C, 10 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
PIR 2009-6B Map Geospatial Data
Hubbard, T.D., and Reger, R.D., 2010, Engineering - geologic map of the Alaska Highway corridor, Robertson River to Tetlin Junction, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2009-6B, 4 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
PIR 2009-6C Report Map Geospatial Data
Reger, R.D., and Hubbard, T.D., 2010, Reconnaissance interpretation of 1978-1983 permafrost, Alaska Highway corridor, Robertson River to Tetlin Junction, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2009-6C, 13 p., 4 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
PIR 2012-1C Report Map Geospatial Data
Reger, R.D., Hubbard, T.D., and Gallagher, P.E., 2012, Reconnaissance interpretation of 1978-1981 permafrost, Alaska Highway corridor, Tetlin Junction to Canada border, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2012-1C, 27 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
PIR 2013-1 Report
Gillis, R.J., ed., 2013, Overview of 2012 field studies: Upper Alaska Peninsula and west side of lower Cook Inlet, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2013-1, 48 p.
PIR 2013-4 Report
Gillis, R.J., Stanley, R.G., LePain, D.L., Mauel, D.J., Herriott, T.M., Helmold, K.P., Peterson, C.S., Wartes, M.A., and Shellenbaum, D.P., 2013, Status of a reconnaissance field study of the Susitna basin, 2011: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2013-4, 8 p.
RI 94-7 Report
Combellick, R.A., 1994, Investigation of peat stratigraphy in tidal marshes along Cook Inlet, Alaska, to determine the frequency of 1964-style great earthquakes in the Anchorage region: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 94-7, 24 p.