Coral reef response to Quaternary sea-level and environmental changes; state of the science

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doi: 10.1111/sed.12184
Author(s): Camoin, Gilbert F.; Webster, Jody M.
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Centre Européen de Ewcherche et d'Enseignement des Géosciences de l'Environnement, Aix-en-Provence, France
Other:
University of Sydney, Australia
University of Sydney, School of Geosciences, Australia
Volume Title: Carbonate response to sea-level and environmental changes; reading the past, informing the future
Volume Author(s): Camoin, Gilbert F., editor; Webster, Jody M.
Source: Carbonate response to sea-level and environmental changes; reading the past, informing the future, edited by Gilbert F. Camoin and Jody M. Webster. Sedimentology, 62(2), p.401-428. Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0037-0746 CODEN: SEDIAT
Note: In English. 227 refs.; illus.
Summary: There is considerable uncertainty about future sea-level projections due to the current poor understanding of the vulnerability and sensitivity of ice sheets to global warming. Fossil coral reefs represent a unique archive of sea-level and associated environmental changes that extend far beyond instrumental records. Here, recent advances in this field are summarized, focusing on periods of Earth history typified by rapid sea-level rise and short-term climate excursions. Sea-level and reef response records from the Last Deglaciation, and periods characterized by higher sea-level stands and short-term and low-magnitude sea-level oscillations such as the mid to late Holocene and the Last Interglacial are synthesized. Special emphasis is given to understanding how coral reefs have responded to these changes in terms of reef development, architecture and composition. Finally, seven major challenges and future research directions are identified. Abstract Copyright (2014), International Association of Sedimentologists.
Year of Publication: 2015
Key Words: 24 Surficial Geology, Quaternary Geology; Cenozoic; Deglaciation; Glacial geology; Global change; Global warming; Holocene; Ice sheets; Interglacial environment; Last glacial maximum; Paleo-oceanography; Paleoclimatology; Paleoenvironment; Quaternary; Reefs; Sea-level changes
Record ID: 2015041565
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