Sclerochronology: a tool for interpreting past environments

Geology
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Abstract

X-radiographs of stony coral slabs reveal two types of annual density bands. Detailed studies of these bands in relation to known variations in air temperatures indicate that sclerochronology is a valid tool for documenting time sequences and changing environmental conditions on a coral reef.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Sclerochronology: a tool for interpreting past environments
Series title Geology
DOI 10.1130/0091-7613(1976)4<361:SATFIP>2.0.CO;2
Volume 4
Issue 6
Year Published 1976
Language English
Publisher Geological Society of America
Contributing office(s) Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Description 4 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Geology
First page 361
Last page 364
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