A high-precision record of mid-late Holocene sea-level events from emergent coral pavements in the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, southwest Australia

Collins, LB, Zhao, JX and Freeman, H (2006) A high-precision record of mid-late Holocene sea-level events from emergent coral pavements in the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, southwest Australia. Quaternary International, 145 : 78-85.


Author Collins, LB
Zhao, JX
Freeman, H
Title A high-precision record of mid-late Holocene sea-level events from emergent coral pavements in the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, southwest Australia
Journal name Quaternary International   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1040-6182
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.quaint.2005.07.006
Volume 145
Start page 78
End page 85
Total pages 8
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publisher Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
260114 Geomorphology
780102 Physical sciences
Abstract Early work on sea-levels in southwest Australia claimed to recognise a Holocene sea-level highstand which was not seen in better known sea-level records elsewhere at the time. More recent work has confirmed that a mid-Holocene highstand Occurred about 6 kyr ago. As new data on oscillating sea-levels from the region have recently been published, a high continuity, precisely dated and accurately surveyed record was obtained from emergent coral pavements in the leeward Houtman Abrolhos Islands (Serventy Island), a tectonically stable region from where good-quality Holocene sea-level data have been previously obtained from corals. From the mid-Holocene highstand ca. 7 U/Th kyr ago, sea-level declined linearly during the remainder of the Holocene as the carbonate platform prograded leewards. Hydro-isostatic controls are probably significant in the record. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd and INQUA. All rights reserved.
Keyword Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
Geology
Western-australia
Indian-ocean
Indicators
Reef
Pleistocene
Growth
Region
Ages
Geography, Physical
Q-Index Code C1

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