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Title: Coral microatoll reconstructions of El Niño-southern oscillation: new windows on seasonal and interannual processes
Authors: McGregor, HV
Woodroffe, CD
Fischer, MJ
Gagan, MK
Fink, D
Keywords: Corals
Southern oscillation
Domed structures
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2013
Publisher: PAGES Past Global Changes
Citation: McGregor, H. V., Woodroffe, C. D., Fischer, M., Gagan, M. K., & Fink, D. (2013). Coral microatoll reconstructions of El Niño-Southern Oscillation: New windows on seasonal and interannual processes. PAGES news 21(2), 52-53. doi:10.22498/pages.21.2.52
Abstract: Porites corals are the most commonly used genus for reconstructing El Niño- Southern Oscillation (ENSO). This hermatypic coral is found in all tropical reef environments(Veron 2000) with a variety of growth forms. Climate reconstructions of a century or more have been obtained from the most common, dome-shaped Porites growth form, whereby the colonies, beginning from the substrate, grow outward and upward towards the ocean surface(Knutson et al. 1972). Domed structures, however, are not the only Porites growth form. © 2013, Authors.
Gov't Doc #: 6159
ISSN: 1811-1602
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