[Coral-List] Glossary of coral reef morphology

Anna Fiolek Anna.Fiolek at noaa.gov
Thu Jun 24 09:31:28 EDT 2010


NOAA's Coral Reef Information System (CoRIS) includes the Glossary of 
Terminology and Acronyms/Abbreviations of over 6,000 entries:


"This glossary contains over 6,000 technical terms, with their 
definitions, explanations, and illustrative materials where apropos. The 
aim of the CoRIS glossary is to help the student or layperson, as well 
as the professional scientist and manager, to understand the complex 
language and terminology of coral reef ecosystem science when accessing 
any part of the NOAA Coral Reef Information System (CoRIS), including 
the scientific and technical literature and data. Habitats and 
communities adjacent to the coral reefs, such as sea grass meadows, 
mangrove forests and associated hard and soft substrate habitats are 
included within the scope of the coral reef ecosystem."

Hope it will help,

Cheers, Anna.

sarah hamylton wrote:
> Dear Coral Listers,
> I am a post doctoral research fellow in the Coastal Research Unit of the 
> Geography Department, University of Cambridge. In collaboration with some 
> colleagues in the seabed mapping community I am helping to produce a 
> geomorphological atlas of the seabed. I have been tasked with supplying 
> glossary definitions for coral reef units (e.g. fringing reef, barrier 
> reef, platform reef etc.). We are keen to utilise terms already in 
> circulation. If anybody knows of any existing coral reef glossaries or 
> pertinent definitions (particularly with respect to landform types), I 
> would be very grateful if you could pass them on.
> Many thanks in advance,
> Sarah 

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