Storm-deposited coral blocks: A mechanism of island genesis, Tutaga island, Funafuti atoll, Tuvalu

  title={Storm-deposited coral blocks: A mechanism of island genesis, Tutaga island, Funafuti atoll, Tuvalu},
  author={Paul S. Kench and Roger F. Mclean and Susan Owen and Megan E. Tuck and Murray R. Ford},
Coral Systems
  • P. KenchS. Owen
  • Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
  • 2021
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