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Coral microatolls

Chapter


Abstract


  • This chapter provides an overview of how to

    use coral microatolls to reconstruct a history of

    relative sea level for a site. We discuss the utility

    and limitations of microatolls; considerations for

    site and sample selection; field techniques; documentation

    strategies; slab processing, analysis,

    and interpretation; dating; and vertical accuracy,

    sources of error, and indicative meaning. We also

    include a note on permit considerations.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Meltzner, A. J. & Woodroffe, C. D. (2015). Coral microatolls. In I. Shennan, A. J. Long & B. P. Horton (Eds.), Handbook of Sea-Level Research (pp. 125-145). United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. http://au.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118452585.html

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2843

Book Title


  • Handbook of Sea-Level Research

Start Page


  • 125

End Page


  • 145

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • This chapter provides an overview of how to

    use coral microatolls to reconstruct a history of

    relative sea level for a site. We discuss the utility

    and limitations of microatolls; considerations for

    site and sample selection; field techniques; documentation

    strategies; slab processing, analysis,

    and interpretation; dating; and vertical accuracy,

    sources of error, and indicative meaning. We also

    include a note on permit considerations.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Meltzner, A. J. & Woodroffe, C. D. (2015). Coral microatolls. In I. Shennan, A. J. Long & B. P. Horton (Eds.), Handbook of Sea-Level Research (pp. 125-145). United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. http://au.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118452585.html

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2843

Book Title


  • Handbook of Sea-Level Research

Start Page


  • 125

End Page


  • 145

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom