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Overview of Pacific Island carbonate beach systems

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Magoon O TRobbins L LEwing LMagoon O TRobbins L LEwing L

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Abstract

Beach systems in Pacific Islands are Holocene deposits of reef-dervied and terrigenous sediment. Thus, geologic setting is important in determining the success at which beach systems are established. Generally, older islands exhibit better beach system development. Although modern beach systems are composed of Holocene sediment, development of suitable accommodation space requires more geologic time.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Overview of Pacific Island carbonate beach systems
ISBN:
0784406405
Year Published:
2000
Language:
English
Larger Work Title:
Carbonate Beaches 2000
First page:
218
Last page:
228
Number of Pages:
11
Conference Title:
Carbonate Beaches 2000
Conference Location:
Key Largo, FL
Conference Date:
5 December 2000 through 8 December 2000