Articles | Volume 382
Proc. IAHS, 382, 149–153, 2020
Proc. IAHS, 382, 149–153, 2020
Pre-conference publication
22 Apr 2020
Pre-conference publication | 22 Apr 2020

Late Holocene differential subsidence and relative sea level rise in the Tabasco Delta, Mexico

Kees Nooren et al.

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Coastal subsidence owing to compaction of Holocene strata affects large delta plains such as the Tabasco delta in southern Mexico (Gulf coast). Collected field-data allows for quantification of differential subsidence over several time windows and reconstruction of relative sea-level rise back to 5000 years ago. Observed differential subsidence of 1–1.5 m is mainly caused by compaction of buried strata in response to the accumulating overburden of the prograding beach-ridge complex.