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Uplift rates defined by U-series and 14 C ages of serpulid-encrusted speleothems from submerged caves near Siracusa, Sicily (Italy)

Dutton, Andrea; Scicchitano, Giovanni; Monaco, Carmelo; Desmarchelier, Jolyon; Antonioli, Fabrizio; Esat, Tezer; Fifield, L Keith; McCulloch, Malcolm; Mortimer, Graham; Lambeck, Kurt


We have established a plausible rate of uplift near Siracusa in southeastern Sicily (Italy) over the last glacial-interglacial cycle using U-series ages of submerged speleothem calcite and 14C ages of calcite serpulid layers that encrust the speleothems during cave submergence. The precisely determined ages of these sea level benchmarks were compared with expected relative sea level position based on glacio-hydro-isostatic modeling to assess the rate of uplift in this region. When combined with...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary Geochronology
DOI: 10.1016/j.quageo.2008.06.003


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