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Early Eocene estuary at Strahan, Tasmania


Pole, MS, Early Eocene estuary at Strahan, Tasmania, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 45, (6) pp. 979-985. ISSN 0812-0099 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/08120099808728452


Evidence from sedimentology and macropalaeobotany to arrive at a general reconstruction of the Early Eocene environment in Macquarie Harbour in western Tasmania and its major vegetation types. The environment if interpreted as estuarine with a range of subenvironments including estuarine mouth bar, fully subtidal sands, tidal flat with mangroves, and freshwater swamps. Supratidal freshwater swamp forest (sometimes conifer-dominated) was fringed with Nypa mangrove swamps in the high tidal regions. Non-vegetated tidal mud and sand flats occurred in regions with longer tidal submergence. The Macquarie Harbour beds are given formation status and the Strahan Sand Member is defined.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Sedimentology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:Pole, MS (Dr Pole)
ID Code:15515
Year Published:1998
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:1998-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-10

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