Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Burial Marks and Growth Records of a Massive Coral Pseudodiploria strigosa as a Proxy for Severe Weather Events in Late Holocene
by Olson, Mark, M.S., Florida Atlantic University, 2019, 61; 13860988
Abstract (Summary)

Severe weather events that accompany climatic changes have been the main focus of many studies that want to highlight the large processes that surround us every day. These studies are based on years of data collection and other studies to help aid their pursuits. An area of major focus is identifying proxies and supplementary materials that help refine climate records of the geologic past. This study aims to identify reliable proxies for obtaining a record of severe weather events. The research consists of studying a coral species Pseudodiploria strigosa colonies with the goal to document, interpret, and describe the burial and re-exposure of massive coral colonies by severe storm or hurricane events, as recorded in coral growth patterns through density patterns and the analysis of CT-scanned coral specimens.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Oleinik, Anton
Commitee: Briggs, Tiffany, Root, Tara
School: Florida Atlantic University
Department: Geosciences
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: MAI 58/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Geology, Paleontology, Paleoclimate Science
Keywords: Proxy, Psuedodiploria strigosa, Re-exposure
Publication Number: 13860988
ISBN: 978-1-392-27490-3
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