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Holocene sea-level changes in the Indo-Pacific.

Woodroffe, S. A. and Horton, B. P. (2005) 'Holocene sea-level changes in the Indo-Pacific.', Journal of Asian earth sciences., 25 (1). pp. 29-43.

Abstract

Holocene sea-level reconstructions exist from many locations in the Indo-Pacific region. Despite being a large geographical region, the nature of Holocene sea-level change is broadly similar in all locations. Differences do exist, however, in the timing and magnitude of the Mid-Holocene High Stand (MHHS) and the nature of late Holocene sea level fall across the region. When the Indo-Pacific is subdivided into smaller regions, these discrepancies do not disappear, and in some cases the discrepancies are large within a single coastline. It is clear from this analysis that the fundamental criteria to produce accurate local relative sea-level curves are hardly ever met. There are serious problems associated with the correct interpretation of sea-level indicators and their relationship to mean sea level, and with the quality of age determinations. A consistent methodology throughout the Indo-Pacific for the analysis of sea level data is lacking. Future sea-level analysis from far field locations must involve the application of a consistent methodology in order to allow meaningful comparison between studies. This should help to resolve the ongoing debate about the magnitude and timing of the Mid-Holocene High Stand, and the nature of late Holocene sea-level fall across the region.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Holocene, Relative sea level, Steric expansion.
Full text:PDF - Accepted Version (477Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2004.01.009
Record Created:07 Apr 2008
Last Modified:07 Sep 2011 11:54

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