Acropora palmata reef framework: A reliable indicator of sea level in the western atlantic for the past 10,000 years

@article{Lighty2004AcroporaPR,
  title={Acropora palmata reef framework: A reliable indicator of sea level in the western atlantic for the past 10,000 years},
  author={R. G. Lighty and Ian G. Macintyre and R. Stuckenrath},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2004},
  volume={1},
  pages={125-130}
}
A minimum sea-level curve for the past 10,000 years has been constructed on the basis of radiocarbon dates of Acropora palmata (Lamarck) samples from the shallow-water framework of both relict and modern reefs of the tropical western Atlantic. A. palmata framework is a reliable reference for reconstructing the history of late Quaternary sea levels owing to its restricted depth range (<1 to 5 m), the lack of postdepositional transport of A. palmata framework, the ease of obtaining uncontaminated… CONTINUE READING

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