Atoll environment and ecology

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Yale University Press, 1962 - Nature - 532 pages
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Contents

ATOLL DEFINITION AND THE ATOLL ENVIRONMENT I
1
THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
19
Submerged atolls
29
Proliferation of patch reefs and reef spurs at the lagoon
35
Proportion of atoll reef rims occupied by land
41
EVIDENCE AND THEORY
85
THE DYNAMICS OF ATOLL MORPHOLOGY
104
WEATHER AND CLIMATE IN THE PACIFIC ATOLL REALM
136
MARINE FAUNA DANGEROUS TO MAN
287
ATOLL SEA AND SHORE BIRDS
296
THE FRESHWATER PROBLEM
317
SOIL CHARACTER AND TYPES
332
PLANT ORIGINS ON ATOLL ISLANDS
352
ATOLL LAND PLANT DISTRIBUTION AND ASSOCIATION
363
ATOLL TERRESTRIAL TAUNA
404
MAN IN ATOLL ECOLOGY
454

PACIFIC EQUATORIAL CURRENTS SWELLS AND WAVES
187
LAGOON CIRCULATION TEMPERATURE SALINITY AND LIGHT
216
THE GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF ATOLL MARINE FAUNA
229
ATOLL MARINE BIOTA HABITATS AND ECOLOGY
251
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279
APPENDIX A PERCENTAGE FREQUENCY OF WINDS OF EACH BEAUFORT
467
RECORDS OF DESTRUCTIVE TYPHOON EFFECTS
474
BIBLIOGRAPHY
485
INDEX
505
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