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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1983)

Document title

Holocene palaeo-environmental changes, central to north Great Barrier Reef inner zone

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CHAPPELL J. ; CHIVAS A. ; WALLENSKY E. ; POLACH H. A. ; AHARON P. ;

Abstract

Fringing reefs and storm ridges, from inner shelf sites on the Great Barrier Reef between 14 and 20 5 are examined for holocene sea-level and climatic changes. 45 radiocarbon results show that sea level fell smoothly from + 1 m at 6000 yr B.P. to its present position No evidence for secondary oscillations of sea-level has been found. The average recurrence interval of major ridge-building storm is about 80 yr. Statistics of the series of storm-ridge ages do not show any identifiable changes in frequency of ridge building over the last 4000 yr and perhaps 6000 yr.

Source

Article of periodic

published at : BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics Canberra

Editor :

Millesime : 1983, no8 [pp. 223-235]

Bibliographic references : 46 réf.

Language

Anglais

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