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High rates of sea-level rise during the last interglacial period

Rohling, Eelco; Grant, Katharine; Hemleben, Ch; Siddall, M.; Hoogakker, B.A.A.; Bolshaw, M; Kucera, M

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The last interglacial period, Marine Isotope Stage (MIS) 5e, was characterized by global mean surface temperatures that were at least 2 8C warmer than present. Mean sea level stood 4-6m higher than modern sea level, with an important contribution from a reduction of the Greenland ice sheet. Although some fossil reef data indicate sea-level fluctuations of up to 10m around the mean, so far it has not been possible to constrain the duration and rates of change of these shorter-term variations....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/61625
Source: Nature Geoscience
DOI: 10.1038/ngeo.2007.28

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