This dataset consists of shapefiles that are digitized contours of the structure of Cenozoic and late Cretaceous strata along the Gulf and Atlantic Coastal plains from Texas to New Jersey, not including Maryland and Delaware. Well depths and seismic profiles indicating depth to or elevation of subsurface geologic contacts present in some datasets have also been digitized. Metadata files (.xml) describing each dataset are present within the SHP.zip file subdirectories. Original ArcGIS rasters and overlays from which the contours were digitized are available in the TIF.zip file subdirectories. Digitized datasets are: Arthur, J.K., and Taylor, R.E., 1990, Definition of the Geohydrological Framework and Preliminary Simulation of Ground-water Flow in the Mississippi Embayment Aquifer System, Gulf Coastal Plain, United States: Jackson, Mississippi, United States Geological Survey, Water-Resources Investigations Report 86-4364, 45 pp. (dataset: ArthurTaylor_MississippiEmbayment; description: thickness of the Midway confining unit at the base of the Cenozoic. Can be used with other datasets, e.g. MERAS, to obtain the elevation of the base of the Cenozoic) Herrick, S.M., and Vorhis, R.C., 1963, Subsurface Geology of the Georgia Coastal Plain: Atlanta, Georgia, Georgia Department of Mines, Mining, and Geology and United States Geological Survey, Information Circular 25, p. 11-12, 20, 39, 42, and 54. (dataset: HerrickVorhis_GeorgiaCoastalPlain; description: Georgia_coastal_plain_IC-25_Figure2-thickness of recent to Miocene deposits, Georgia_coastal_plain_IC-25_Figure3-elevation of the top of Oligocene, Georgia_coastal_plain_IC-25_Figure6-elevation of the top of Upper Eocene deposits, Georgia_coastal_plain_IC-25_Figure12-elevation of the top of Paleocene deposits, Georgia_coastal_plain_IC-25_Figure14-elevation of the top of Upper Cretaceous post-Tuscaloosa deposits, Georgia_coastal_plain_IC-25_Figure20-elevation of pre-Cretaceous units) Lawrence, D.P., and Hoffman, C.W., 1993, Geology of Basement Rocks Beneath the North Carolina Coastal Plain: Raleigh, North Carolina, North Carolina Geological Survey, Bulletin 95, Plate 1. (dataset: LawrenceHoffman_plate1_NorthCarolinaCoastalPlain; description: Elevation of the top of pre-Mesozoic crystalline and early Mesozoic rift basin sedimentary rocks) Murray, G., 1961, Geology of the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Province of North America: Harper, New York, 1961. xvii + 692 pp. (dataset: Murray_GulfCoastalPlain; description: Elevation of the top of pre-coastal basement rocks) Powars, D.S., Johnson, G.H., Edwards, L.E., and Berquist, C.R., 2014, Geology of the Virginia Coastal Plain, in, Bailey, C.M., Sherwood, W.C., Eaton, L.S., and Powars, D.S., eds., Geology of Virginia: Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publication, p. 109-159. (dataset: Powars_VirginiaCoastalPlain; description: Elevation of the top of crystalline basement) Volkert, R.A., Drake, Jr., A.A., and Sugarman, P.J., 1996, Geology, Geochemistry, and Tectonostratigraphic Relations of the Crystalline Basement Beneath the Coastal Plain of New Jersey and Contiguous Areas: Reston, Virginia, United States Geological Survey, Professional Paper 1565-D, pp. 13. (dataset: Volkert_fig10_NewJerseyCoastalPlain; description: Elevation of pre-Cretaceous basement rocks) Wait, R.L., and Davis, M.E., 1986, Configuration and Hydrology of the Pre-Cretaceous Rocks Underlying the Southeastern Coastal Plain Aquifer System: Reston, Virginia, United States Geological Survey, Water-Resources Investigations Report 86-4010. (dataset: WaitDavis_SoutheasternCoastalPlain; description: Elevation of the base of the sand aquifer system defined by a mix of crystalline and pre-Cretaceous sedimentary rocks)
|Title||Digitized datasets of the structure of Cenozoic and late Cretaceous strata along the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains from Texas to New Jersey|
|Authors||Sarah A Mills, Oliver S Boyd, Kenneth S Rukstales|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||Earthquake Hazards Program|
Oliver S Boyd, Ph.D.
Oliver S Boyd, Ph.D.