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Cyclone frequency during the last 5000 years at Curacoa Island, north Queensland, Australia

Hayne, M; Chappell, John


A series of storm deposits at Curacoa Island, a steep bedrock island in the Palm Group, north Queensland, record the passage of cyclonic events. Storm ridge accretion occurs when cyclonic waves and surge combine to transport coarse sediment, mostly broken coral, onto the shore and deposit it above normal tidal levels. Narrow fringing reefs at Curacoa act as a rapidly replenished sediment source, augmented by lithic gravel transported longshore. Beachface, stormberm, ridge platform and washover...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
DOI: 10.1016/S0031-0182(00)00217-0


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