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Sea Level Changes: The Last 20,000 Years

Series: Coastal Morphology and Research

By: Paolo Antonio Pirazzoli

211 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, b/w maps

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Nov 1996 | #59508 | ISBN: 0471969133
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About this book

Sea-level changes since the last glacial maximum have varied considerably from place to place. This book offers a discussion of the main causes of these changes, and of the methods employed to recognise former shorelines. Present-day sea-level trends are covered along with significant sea-level histories, and examples are used to illustrate these areas. The book concludes by showing how these relative sea-level changes can be used to assess trends of tectonic movements, recognise and date seismic displacements, infer climatic changes, and improve geophysical models of the earth s interior.


Contents

- Causes of Sea-Level Change
- Evidence of Former Sea Levels
- The Ice Age Earth
- Deglacial Sea-Level Changes
- Relative Sea-Level Changes in the Late Holocene
- Present-Day Sea-Level Trends
- Conclusions

References
Indexes


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