The Texas Coastal Zone is defined in the Bureau of Economic Geology's Environmental Geologic Atlas series as the area of land "from the inner Continental Shelf to about 40 miles inland" which includes "all estuaries and tidally influenced streams and bounding wetlands". Twenty-five percent of the population and 33% of the economic resources of the state are located along the approximately 360 miles of the Texas coast.
This site provides Texas coastal information on selected books, monographs, reports, graduate study, and maps that are available at the Walter Geology Library and other UT Libraries. This bibliography does not cite work that appears in journals, book chapters, or conference proceedings. Besides emphasis on the Texas Coastal Zone, the criteria for selection of materials for this site is the research dealing with surface processes of the coastal zone. Publications on subsurface formations and geologic processes or those that are associated with exploration for oil and gas are not included in this list. The documents featured in this bibliography are intended to assist in preliminary research for this region of Texas.