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(International Coral Reef Congress. 5 - 1985)

Document title

Lithospheric deformation in French Polynesia (Pacific Ocean) as deduced from Quaternary shorelines in Proceedings. Volume 3. Symposia and seminars.

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PIRAZZOLI P. A. ; MONTAGGIONI L. F. ;

Abstract

Late Quaternary shorelines give evidence of an elastic flexuring of the lithosphere in relation to the volcanic load of Tahiti and Moorea islands. Elastic models are however insufficient to explain all the sea-level data: thermal variations in the lithosphere near the hot spot of the Society Islands and visco-elastic phenomena are probably also involved. The occurrence of elevated reefs dating from the last Interglacial in Makatea, Anaa and Niau atolls, which are situated on a rim concentric on Tahiti, can no longer be considered as evidence of erstatically higher sea level at that time. (Authors).

Source

Congrès

International Coral Reef Congress. 5 ()

ISBN : 2-905630-02-7

Editor : Unknown country of publication (1985)

Millesime : 1985 [pp. 195-200]

Bibliographic references : 13 réf.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Maison des sciences de l'homme - Paris

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