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Global Environments through the QuaternaryExploring Evironmental Change$
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David Anderson, Andrew Goudie, and Adrian Parker

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199697267

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199697267.001.0001

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Sea Level Changes of the Quaternary

Sea Level Changes of the Quaternary

Chapter:
(p.197) 6 Sea Level Changes of the Quaternary
Source:
Global Environments through the Quaternary
Author(s):

David E. Anderson

Andrew S. Goudie

Adrian G. Parker

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199697267.003.0006

This chapter studies the importance, the evidence, and the causes of sea level changes. Sea levels are low during glacials and are high during interglacials. The rapid rise in the sea level in post-glacial times caused the submerging of many coastlines and the rise of the areas covered in ice caps in the Pleistocene because of their loss of ice burden.

Keywords:   sea level changes, Quaternary, glacials, interglacials, Pleistocene

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