The formation and evolution of the barrier islands of Inhaca and Bazaruto, Mozambique




The barrier islands of Inhaca and Bazaruto are related to the extensive coastal dune system of the Mozambican coastal plain, south-east Africa. Optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating of key stratigraphic units indicates that accretion of sediment within these systems is episodic. Both islands appear to have been initiated as spits extending from structural offsets in the coastline. Superposition of significant quantities of sediment upon these spits during subsequent sea-level highstands formed the core of the islands, which were anchored and protected by beachrock and aeolianite formation.


Geomorphology






- Inhambane;
- Maputo


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade Marinha;
- Biodiversidade Costeira


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Diversidade biológica e cultural


- Parque Nacional de Arquipelago de Bazaruto;
- Reserva Biológica de Inhaca



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