Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2020-357,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2020-357, 2020
Raised beaches have long been used to infer past sea-level fluctuations. Here we review data associated with such sea-level indicators for the eastern Mediterranean. Our standardised compilation of geological data confirm, albeit with large uncertainties, the position of the last interglacial sea level at around 5 m above modern sea level as predicted by various geophysical models.
André Düsterhus, Alessio Rovere, Anders E. Carlson, Benjamin P. Horton, Volker Klemann, Lev Tarasov, Natasha L. M. Barlow, Tom Bradwell, Jorie Clark, Andrea Dutton, W. Roland Gehrels, Fiona D. Hibbert, Marc P. Hijma, Nicole Khan, Robert E. Kopp, Dorit Sivan, and Torbjörn E. Törnqvist
This review/position paper addresses problems in creating new interdisciplinary databases for palaeo-climatological sea-level and ice-sheet data and gives an overview on new advances to tackle them. The focus therein is to define and explain strategies and highlight their importance to allow further progress in these fields. It also offers important insights into the general problem of designing competitive databases which are also applicable to other communities within the palaeo-environment.
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