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Significance of shallow core transects for reef models and sea-level curves, Heron Reef, Great Barrier Reef

Webb, Gregory E; Nothdurft, Luke D; Zhao, Jian-Xin; Opdyke, Bradley; Price, Gilbert


A sequence of shallow reef cores from Heron Reef, Great Barrier Reef, provides new insights into Holocene reef growth models. Isochron analysis of a leeward core transect suggests that the north-western end of Heron Reef reached current sea-level by ca 6·5 kyr bp and then prograded leeward at a rate of ca 19·6 m/kyr between 5·1 kyr and 4·1 kyr bp (pre-1950) to the present reef margin. A single short core on the opposing margin of the reef is consistent with greater and more recent progradation...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-05-13
Type: Journal article
Source: Sedimentology
DOI: 10.1111/sed.12266
Access Rights: Open Access


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