(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1999)

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Middle and Late Holocene sea-level changes in Eastern Maine reconstructed from foraminiferal saltmarsh stratigraphy and AMS C-14 dates on basal peat

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A relative sea-level history is reconstructed for Machiasport, Maine, spanning the past 6000 calendar years and combining 2 different methods. The first method establishes the long-term trend of sea-level rise by dating the base of the Holocene saltmarsh peat overlying a Pleistocene substrate. The second method uses detailed analyses of the foraminiferal stratigraphy of 2 saltmarsh peat cores to quantify fluctuations superimposed on the long-term trend. The combination of the 2 different approaches produces a high-resolution, replicable sea-level record, which takes into account the autocompaction of the peat sequence


Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research / ISSN 0033-5894 / CODEN QRESAV

Editor : Elsevier, San Diego, CA - ETATS-UNIS (1970)

Millesime : 1999, vol. 52, no3 [pp. 350-359]

Bibliographic references : 45 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15739

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