(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1985)

Document title

A hypothesis for the sawlike pattern of world sea-level fluctuations

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A theory of the world's sea-level fluctuations during late Pleistocene time, based on the analysis of the general equation of the mass balance between ocean water and inland water, suggests that the exchange of water masses between the ocean and the land, where at continental glaciation periods water is stored as ice, occurs only as a result of global climatic changes. The tectonic effect is considered insignificant for late Pleistocene time. The proposed theory explains the asymetric character and the sawlike shape of the curve of the main cycles of sea-level fluctuations. The theory also makes it possible to construct a diagram of sea-level fluctuations from the last glacial maximum to the present time.


Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research New York

Editor :

Millesime : 1985, vol. 24, no3 [pp. 285-294]

Bibliographic references : 21 réf.



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