(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1993)

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Role of Porolithon algal-ridge growth in the development of the windward coast of Tongatapu island, Tonga, south Pacific

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Fieldwork was carried out by the A. in February 1990. A principal aim was to investigate the island's recent tectonic history for which precise information about contemporary sea-level was needed. This proved no problem for Tongatapu's northern (low-energy) coast, where tidal range averages 1.2 m, but the relationship between sea-level and shoreline geomorphology proved less easy to discern along the south (high-energy) coast. Tongatapu's windward coasts are classified in this paper on the basis of algal-ridge height, which is an important control of shoreline morphology


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 1993, vol. 18, no5 [pp. 427-439]

Bibliographic references : 43 réf.

Collation : Illustration ;




Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières - Orléans

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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