A multiproxy analysis of extreme wave deposits in a tropical coastal lagoon in Jamaica, West Indies

  title={A multiproxy analysis of extreme wave deposits in a tropical coastal lagoon in Jamaica, West Indies},
  author={Susan E. Palmer and Michael J. Burn and Jonathan Holmes},
  journal={Natural Hazards},
  pages={2531 - 2560}
The Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the Caribbean Region are vulnerable to natural hazards including earthquakes, tsunamis and tropical cyclones that can cause widespread devastation. Sedimentary archives of these hazards are often well-preserved in coastal lagoons; however, few studies in the Caribbean have adopted a multiproxy approach to their reconstruction. Here, we present a 1200-year multiproxy record of extreme washover events deposited within a coastal mangrove lagoon on the… 

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  • Geology, Environmental Science
    Natural Hazards
  • 2011
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