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Proc. IAHS, 372, 173–178, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-372-173-2015
Proc. IAHS, 372, 173–178, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-372-173-2015
 
12 Nov 2015
12 Nov 2015

Potential of Holocene deltaic sequences for subsidence due to peat compaction

E. Stouthamer and S. van Asselen

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The potential for subsidence of Holocene deltas due to peat compaction is mainly determined by the 3D distribution of different lithologies, and associated geotechnical properties, in the subsurface. Our study shows that sequences containing thick high-organic peat layers with no or a thin clastic overburden have the highest potential for high amounts of subsidence due to compaction. In addition, peat layers above groundwater level have high potential for subsidence due oxidation and compaction.