Quaternary Raised Coral-Reef Terraces on Sumba Island, Indonesia

  title={Quaternary Raised Coral-Reef Terraces on Sumba Island, Indonesia},
  author={Paolo Antonio Pirazzoli and Ulrich Radtke and Wahyoe Soepri Hantoro and Christian Jouannic and Chi Trach Hoang and Christiane Causse and Maya Borel Best},
  pages={1834 - 1836}
A spectacular sequence of coral-reef terraces (six steps broader than 500 meters and many minor substeps) is developed near Cape Laundi, Sumba Island, between an ancient patch reef 475 meters high and sea level. Several raised reefs have been dated with the electron spin resonance and the uranium-series dating methods. The uplift trend deduced from these reefs is 0.5 millimeter per year; most terraces, although polycyclic in origin, appear to correspond to specific interglacial stages, with the… 
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