Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1419–1439, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-1419-2021

Special issue: WALIS – the World Atlas of Last Interglacial...

Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1419–1439, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-1419-2021
Review article
01 Apr 2021
Review article | 01 Apr 2021

Last interglacial sea levels within the Gulf of Mexico and northwestern Caribbean Sea

Alexander R. Simms

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This study is part of a larger community effort to catalogue the elevation of sea levels approximately 120 000 years ago – a time period when global temperatures were generally warmer than they are today. For this specific study I summarized the work of other scientists who had determined the age and elevations of ancient shorelines and coral reefs from across the Gulf of Mexico and Yucatán Peninsula.