Sediment dispersal along the inner shelf of the central Great Barrier Reef

Woolfe, K.J., and Larcombe, P. (2001) Sediment dispersal along the inner shelf of the central Great Barrier Reef. Geological Society Special Publication, 21. pp. 295-302.

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The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest and most complex system of coral reefs, located on a continental shelf into which the Holocene input of sediment has been, in global terms, relatively low. Since European settlement, it is possible that there has been an increase in river sediment supplied to the Great Barrier Reef coastline, and understanding the likely fate and impacts of this sediment is important to environmental managers of the Great Barrier Reef region. Further, the Great Barrier Reef shelf represents a continental shelf where carbonate and land-derived sediments are mixed, and also a shelf which is impacted by cyclones. This contribution briefly reviews the nature and processes of sediment movement pertinent to the Great Barrier Reef coastline.

Item ID: 13218
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0305-8719
Keywords: cyclones; Great Barrier Reef; holocene; sediment dispersal
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2017 01:04
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0403 Geology > 040310 Sedimentology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9602 Atmosphere and Weather > 960203 Weather @ 100%
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