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Pollen analysis of mangrove sediments as a sea-level indicator: assessment from Tongatapu, Tonga

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Ellison, JC, Pollen analysis of mangrove sediments as a sea-level indicator: assessment from Tongatapu, Tonga, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 74, (3-4) pp. 327-341. ISSN 0031-0182 (1989) [Refereed Article]

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1989 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.

DOI: doi:10.1016/0031-0182(89)90068-0

Abstract

Increasing necessity for precision in Holocene sea-level records calls for definitive sea-level indicators to be assessed. These are reviewed by use of examples from the S.W. Pacific, and the technique of pollen analysis of mangrove sediments evaluated as a high resolution sea-level indicator. Example is given how a fully calibrated sea-level reconstruction can be gained from Holocene mangrove peat units from Tongatapu, Tonga, by application of features established from a modern analogue of surface samples to interpret fossil pollen patterns.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Pacific islands, relative sea level change, stratigraphy, Holocene
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
Research Field:Quaternary Environments
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Climate and Climate Change
Objective Field:Effects of Climate Change and Variability on the South Pacific (excl. Australia and New Zealand) (excl. Social Impacts)
UTAS Author:Ellison, JC (Associate Professor Joanna Ellison)
ID Code:132751
Year Published:1989
Web of Science® Times Cited:75
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2019-05-20
Last Modified:2019-08-12
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