Articles | Volume 16, issue 7
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1583–1602, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-1583-2016
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1583–1602, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-1583-2016

Research article 07 Jul 2016

Research article | 07 Jul 2016

GPS-derived ground deformation (2005–2014) within the Gulf of Mexico region referred to a stable Gulf of Mexico reference frame

Jiangbo Yu and Guoquan Wang

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The study establishes the first local reference frame for the Gulf of Mexico region using the observations from 13 GNSS sites. The root mean square (RMS) of the velocities of the 13 reference stations achieves 0.2 mm yr−1 in the horizontal and 0.3 mm yr−1 in the vertical directions. Land subsidence, faulting, and salt dome activities in the Houston region, Mexico City, and the southeastern Louisiana region are discussed and compared.
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