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Holocene sediments of Wistari Reef:towards a global quantification of coral reef related neritic sedimentation in the Holocene

Ryan, D; Opdyke, Bradley; Jell, J

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Wistari Reef, within the southern Great Barrier Reef, is a shallow coral reef platform featuring a very clearly defined leeward accretionary wedge of carbonate sediments. The total global area of shallowly submerged coral reef has been quantified as 255 000 km2. The question then becomes: 'What additional area of sediment of significant thickness is associated with the measured shallow reef areas?' At Wistari Reef, the leeward sedimentary wedge has an area and a thickness that are roughly equal...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/70114
Source: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
DOI: 10.1016/S0031-0182(01)00370-4

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