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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1999)

Document title

Holocene sea-level record on Funafuti and potential impact of global warming on central Pacific atolls

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DICKINSON W.R. ;

Abstract

Geomorphic features inherited from the mid-Holocene glacio-hydro-isostatic sea-level highstand that affected the central Pacific region influence the susceptibility of atoll islets to potentially enhanced wave erosion associated with rise in sea |evel(f2om global warming. Shoreline morphology on multiple islets of Funafuti atoll in central Tuvalu reflects a relative mid-Holocene sea-level highstand 2.2-2.4 m above modern sea-level. Exposed remnants of the lithified islet foundations serve as resistant buttresses protecting the flanks of atoll islets from wave attack

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research / ISSN 0033-5894 / CODEN QRESAV

Editor : Elsevier, San Diego, CA - ETATS-UNIS (1970)

Millesime : 1999, vol. 51, no2 [pp. 124-132]

Bibliographic references : 61 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15739

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