El Nino Influence on Holocene Reef Accretion in Hawai ' i

  title={El Nino Influence on Holocene Reef Accretion in Hawai ' i},
  author={J. H. Rooney and Charles H. Fletcher and Eric Grossman and Mary S. Engels and Michael Field},
New observations of reef accretion from several locations show that in Hawai'i accretion during early to middle Holocene time occurred in areas where today it is precluded by the wave regime, suggesting an increase in wave energy. Accretion of coral and coralline algae reefs in the Hawaiian Islands today is largely controlled by wave energy. Many coastal areas in the main Hawaiian Islands are periodically exposed to large waves, in particular from North Pacific swell and hurricanes. These are… CONTINUE READING


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