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The Resource Quaternary coral reef systems : history, development processes and controlling factors, [edited by] Lucien F. Montaggioni, Colin J.R. Braithwaite, (electronic book)

Quaternary coral reef systems : history, development processes and controlling factors, [edited by] Lucien F. Montaggioni, Colin J.R. Braithwaite, (electronic book)

Label
Quaternary coral reef systems : history, development processes and controlling factors
Title
Quaternary coral reef systems
Title remainder
history, development processes and controlling factors
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Lucien F. Montaggioni, Colin J.R. Braithwaite
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book presents both state-of-the art knowledge from Recent coral reefs (1.8 million to a few centuries old) gained since the eighties, and introduces geologists, oceanographers and environmentalists to sedimentological and paleoecological studies of an ecosystem encompassing some of the world's richest biodiversity. Scleractinian reefs first appeared about 300 million years ago. Today coral reef systems provide some of the most sensitive gauges of environmental change, expressing the complex interplay of chemical, physical, geological and biological factors. The topics covered will include the evolutionary history of reef systems and some of the main reef builders since the Cenozoic, the effects of biological and environmental forces on the zonation of reef systems and the distribution of reef organisms and on reef community dynamics through time, changes in the geometry, anatomy and stratigraphy of reef bodies and systems in relation to changes in sea level and tectonics, the distribution patterns of sedimentary (framework or detrital) facies in relation to those of biological communities, the modes and rates of reef accretion (progradation, aggradation versus backstepping; coral growth versus reef growth), the hydrodynamic forces controlling water circulation through reef structures and their relationship to early diagenetic processes, the major diagenetic processes affecting reef bodies through time (replacement and diddolution, dolomitization, phosphatogenesis), and the record of climate change by both individual coral colonies and reef systems over the Quaternary
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Cataloging source
OPELS
Dewey number
551.42/4
Index
no index present
LC call number
QE565
LC item number
.Q384 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Montaggioni, L. F
  • Braithwaite, C. J. R.
Series statement
Developments in marine geology
Series volume
5
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  • Coral reefs and islands
  • Coral reef ecology
  • Geology, Stratigraphic
  • Paleoecology
  • Geobiology
  • Paleobiogeography
  • Marine sediments
  • Climatic changes
Label
Quaternary coral reef systems : history, development processes and controlling factors, [edited by] Lucien F. Montaggioni, Colin J.R. Braithwaite, (electronic book)
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Quaternary Coral Reefs in Time and Space -- Paleobiogeography: Evaluation of the Inheritance from the Tertiary -- Structure, Zonation and Dynamic Patterns of Coral Reef Communities -- Controls on the Development, Distribution and Preservation of Reefs -- Patterns of Carbonate Production and Deposition on Reefs -- Reef Anatomy and Stratigraphy -- Reef Hydrogeology -- Reef Diagenesis -- Corals and Coral Reefs as Records of Climate Change -- Conclusions: Corals Reefs from the Past To the Future
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SCIDI455361608
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unknown
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1 online resource (532 p.)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780080932767
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
Label
Quaternary coral reef systems : history, development processes and controlling factors, [edited by] Lucien F. Montaggioni, Colin J.R. Braithwaite, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Quaternary Coral Reefs in Time and Space -- Paleobiogeography: Evaluation of the Inheritance from the Tertiary -- Structure, Zonation and Dynamic Patterns of Coral Reef Communities -- Controls on the Development, Distribution and Preservation of Reefs -- Patterns of Carbonate Production and Deposition on Reefs -- Reef Anatomy and Stratigraphy -- Reef Hydrogeology -- Reef Diagenesis -- Corals and Coral Reefs as Records of Climate Change -- Conclusions: Corals Reefs from the Past To the Future
Control code
SCIDI455361608
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (532 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780080932767
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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