The response of tropical Australian estuaries to a sea level rise

@inproceedings{Wolanski1996TheRO,
  title={The response of tropical Australian estuaries to a sea level rise},
  author={Eric Wolanski and John F. Chappell},
  year={1996}
}
Estuaries in tropical Australia have a low sediment yield (about 5–20 tonnes km−2 yr−1). The estuaries formed when rising post-glacial sea level invaded coastal valleys 7 to 9000 years ago. Geomorphological and stratigraphic data show that mangrove swamps developed on the flooded plains and in some cases their substrate kept pace with the rising sea level. The bulk of the sediment originated from the sea. When sea level stabilised, 6000 years ago, the flood plains prograded seaward. The… CONTINUE READING

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