Volume 54. Geology and hydrogeology of carbonate islands

1st Edition

Editors:

  • Leonard Vacher
  • Terrence Quinn
  • Description

    The Geology and Hydrogeology of Carbonate Islands presents a survey of more than 30 selected islands such as Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Florida Keys, coastal Yucatan, Barbados, the Caymans, Isla de Mona, islands of Polynesia, the Cooks, Guam, Niue, Nauru, Rottnest Island, the Houtman Abrolhos, islands of the Great Barrier Reef and many atolls including Enewetak, Tarawa, Diego Garcia, Mururoa, and the Cocos Islands. The book provides a wealth of observational data and a survey of interpretations on the issues within the intersection of carbonate geology (depositional architecture, diagenetic processes and dolomitization, Cenozoic sea-level history, karstification and blue holes) and island hydrology (distribution of fresh and brackish groundwater, dual-aquifer conceptualizations, modeling of island lenses, water budgets and water resources, effects of climatic variations, island karst, endo-upwelling).

    Readership

    For carbonate sedimentologists; carbonate reef specialists; hydrologists; physical geographers; marine geologists and those interested in Quaternary sea-level changes and water resources of small islands.

    Details

    No. of pages:
    948
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 1997
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Elsevier Science
    Print ISBN:
    9780444815200
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780080532479