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Reticulated reefs

Chapter


Abstract


  • Networks of reticulated reefs show similar mesh-like morphology on reefs from around the world. Whereas subaerial karst erosion during times of lower sea level seems to have contributed to the development of most of these patterns, there are situations where other factors may have played a role in their formation. Constructional reef growth is important in their development, isolating the intervening depressions which are then unable to support coral growth.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Woodroffe, C. D. (2011). Reticulated reefs. In Unknown Book (Vol. Part 2, pp. 931-933). doi:10.1007/978-90-481-2639-2_248

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85052661552

Web Of Science Accession Number


Book Title


  • Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series

Start Page


  • 931

End Page


  • 933

Abstract


  • Networks of reticulated reefs show similar mesh-like morphology on reefs from around the world. Whereas subaerial karst erosion during times of lower sea level seems to have contributed to the development of most of these patterns, there are situations where other factors may have played a role in their formation. Constructional reef growth is important in their development, isolating the intervening depressions which are then unable to support coral growth.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Woodroffe, C. D. (2011). Reticulated reefs. In Unknown Book (Vol. Part 2, pp. 931-933). doi:10.1007/978-90-481-2639-2_248

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85052661552

Web Of Science Accession Number


Book Title


  • Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series

Start Page


  • 931

End Page


  • 933