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The Geomorphology of the Great Barrier Reef

The Geomorphology of the Great Barrier Reef
Development, Diversity and Change

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  • Date Published: June 2007
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521853026

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  • 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.

    • A unique book covering the geomorphology of the Great Barrier Reef
    • Contains analysis of most radiometric ages related to the evolution of the Great Barrier Reef, and is the only source for this information
    • Examines the case for geomorphological time span and its importance in management applications
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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521853026
    • length: 546 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 180 x 31 mm
    • weight: 1.216kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Geomorphology of the Great Barrier Reef
    2. Foundations of the Great Barrier Reef
    3. Sea-level: a primary control of long-term reef growth and geomorphological development
    4. Oceanography, hydrodynamics, climate and water quality as influences on reef geomorphological processes
    5. Spatial analysis of the reefs and islands of the Great Barrier Reef
    6. The non-reefal areas of the Continental Shelf
    7. Fringing and nearshore coral reefs
    8. The mid-shelf reefs of the Great Barrier Reef
    9. The coral reefs of the outer shelf of the Great Barrier Reef
    10. Reef islands of the Great Barrier Reef
    11. The accumulation of the Holocene veneer to the Great Barrier Reef
    12. The Holocene evolution of the Great Barrier Reef province
    13. Geomorphology's contribution to the understanding and resolution of environmental problems of the Great Barrier Reef

  • Authors

    David Hopley, James Cook University, North Queensland

    Scott G. Smithers, James Cook University, North Queensland

    Kevin Parnell, James Cook University, North Queensland

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