Articles | Volume 13, issue 5
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 2077–2094, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-2077-2021

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

Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 2077–2094, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-2077-2021

Data description paper 18 May 2021

Data description paper | 18 May 2021

Last interglacial sea-level history from speleothems: a global standardized database

Oana A. Dumitru et al.

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Here we describe a global database that summarizes the current knowledge of MIS 5 sea level as captured by speleothems. We used the framework of the WALIS database to provide a standardized format which will facilitate the sea-level research community to utilize this worldwide database. This is the first speleothem database and contains all the information needed to assess former paleo relative sea levels and their chronological constraints.