Grove , C.A.; Nagtegaal, R.; Zinke, J.; Scheufen, T.; Koster, B.; Kasper, S.; McCulloch, Malcolm; van den Bergh, G.; Brummer, G. Jan A.
Inshore massive corals often display bright luminescent lines that have been linked to river flood plumes into coastal catchments and hence have the potential to provide a long-term record of hinterland precipitation. Coral luminescence is thought to result from the incorporation of soil-derived humic acids transported to the reef during major flood events. Corals far from terrestrial sources generally only exhibit dull relatively broad luminescence bands, which are attributed to seasonal...[Show more]
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