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(International Coral Reef Congress. 5 - 1985)

Document title

Late Holocene sea-level changes in the Society Islands and in the Northwest Tuamotu Atolls in Proceedings. Volume 3. Symposia and seminars.

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PIRAZZOLI P. A. ; MONTAGGIONI L. F. ; DELIBRIAS G. ; FAURE G. ; SALVAT B. ;

Abstract

Three types of sea-level indicators have been used: in situ emerged buildups, reef conglomerates and sea-corrosion notches. In six atolls in the NW Tuamotus the late Holocene MSL reached a maximum elevation at approx. + 0.9 m and remained above the present MSL from between 6000 and 5500 yr BP until at least 1200 yr BP. In Makatea marks of a maximum MSL at about + 1 m are found all around the island. In the Society Islands a 0.5 m decrease in the emergence of the 3000 yr BP shoreline can be observed moving from the Leeward Islands towards Tahiti. this is evidence of an active flexuring of the lithosphere. (Authors).

Source

Congrès

International Coral Reef Congress. 5 ()

ISBN : 2-905630-02-7

Editor : Unknown country of publication (1985)

Millesime : 1985 [pp. 131-136]

Bibliographic references : 15 réf.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Maison des sciences de l'homme - Paris

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