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The coral record of last interglacial sea levels and sea surface temperatures

McCulloch, Malcolm; Esat, Tezer


The rise and fall of the Last Interglacial (LI) sea levels and sea surface temperatures (SSTs) are evaluated using U-series dating combined with Sr/Ca ratios in corals from both stable and tectonically uplifted sites. Along the stable coastal margin of Western Australia, an extensive series of LI coral reefs occur at heights of 2-3 m above present-day sea level. These corals have a very tight cluster of 234U-230Th ages ranging from 129 ± 1 to 119 ± 1 ka, as well as a narrow range of initial...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Chemical Geology
DOI: 10.1016/S0009-2541(00)00260-6


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