The Geomorphology of the Great Barrier Reef: development, diversity and change

Hopley, David, Smithers, Scott G., and Parnell, Kevin E. (2007) The Geomorphology of the Great Barrier Reef: development, diversity and change. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

Over the last 25 years considerable information on the geomorphological evolution of the world's largest coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef, has become available. This 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 current 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.

Item ID: 1554
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
Keywords: coral reef; Great Barrier Reef; geomorphology; sedimentology; oceanography; environmental change; Holocene; geology; carbonate; hydrodynamics; cyclones; climate; sea level; Australia; Queensland
ISBN: 978-0-521-85302-6
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2007
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040601 Geomorphology and Regolith and Landscape Evolution @ 40%
04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040699 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience not elsewhere classified @ 40%
04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0403 Geology > 040310 Sedimentology @ 20%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9611 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water > 961102 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Coastal and Estuarine Environments @ 51%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960999 Land and Water Management of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 49%
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