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Title: Coral microatolls
Authors: Meltzner, Aron Jeffrey
Woodroffe, Colin D.
Keywords: Science::Geology
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Source: 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). doi:10.1002/9781118452547.ch8
Abstract: Coral microatolls are valuable paleo-sea-level indicators not only because of their vertical precision but also because individual coral colonies grow and respond to sea level for decades to centuries: unlike shorter-lived organisms, they contain filtered records of sea level over sustained periods. In tectonic settings, microatolls record both gradual (interseismic and postseismic) and sudden (coseismic) vertical changes. This chapter describes how to use microatolls to reconstruct relative sea-level histories. We discuss the utility and limitations of microatolls; site and sample selection; field techniques; documentation strategies; slab processing, analysis, and interpretation; dating; vertical accuracy; sources of error; and indicative meaning.
ISBN: 9781118452585
DOI: 10.1002/9781118452547.ch8
Research Centres: Earth Observatory of Singapore 
Rights: © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved. This book is made available with permission of John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Fulltext Permission: open
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