The Geomorphology of the Great Barrier Reef: Development, Diversity and Change
This 2007 book reviews the history of geomorphological studies of the Great Barrier Reef and assesses the influences of sea-level change and oceanographic processes on the development of reefs over the last 10,000 years. It presents analyses of recently attained data from the Great Barrier Reef and reconstructions of the sequence of events which have led to its more recent geomorphology. The authors emphasise the importance of the geomorphological time span and its applications for present management applications. This is a valuable reference for academic researchers in geomorphology and oceanography, and will also appeal to graduate students in related fields.
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Figure 92 Raine Island from the north The bare area
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accretion accumulation back reef beach beachrock Cairns Cape Tribulation carbonate central GBR Chappell Chapter coast coastal continental shelf coral reefs cores crescentic cyclone deltaic reefs deposits dominated drilling edge Figure fringing reefs geomorphological Halimeda Holocene inner shelf inshore Kleypas lagoonal reefs Larcombe leeward low wooded islands mainland mangrove microatolls mid-Holocene mid-shelf reefs morphology nearshore reefs northern GBR nutrients occur offshore Orpheus Island outer shelf period planar reefs Pleistocene Pleistocene reef progradation Queensland radiocarbon dates rates reached sea level reef flat reef front reef growth reef islands reef patches reef platform reef top reef type reefal relatively ribbon reefs sand cay sea level sea-level rise Section sediment seismic shallow shelf margin shelf reefs shingle cays Shoals shoreline significant slope Stoddart submerged reefs suggested surface Swain Reefs terrigenous tide Torres Strait Townsville transgression turbidity unvegetated vegetated cays water depths wave Wolanski Woodroffe zone