Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 2487–2513, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-2487-2021

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

Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 2487–2513, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-2487-2021

Data description paper 03 Jun 2021

Data description paper | 03 Jun 2021

Marine terraces of the last interglacial period along the Pacific coast of South America (1° N–40° S)

Roland Freisleben et al.

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Marine terraces of the last interglacial period along the Pacific coast of South America (1°N-40°S) Roland Freisleben, Julius Jara-Muñoz, Daniel Melnick, José Miguel Martínez, Manfred R. Strecker https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4309748

Descriptions of database fields for the World Atlas of Last Interglacial Shorelines (WALIS) Alessio Rovere, Deirdre Ryan, Colin Murray-Wallace, Alexander Simms, Matteo Vacchi, Andrea Dutton, Thomas Lorscheid, Peter Chutcharavan, Dominik Brill, Melanie Bartz, Nathan Jankowski, Daniela Mueller, Kim Cohen, and Evan Gowan https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3961543

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Tectonically active coasts are dynamic environments that host densely populated areas and associated infrastructure. We measured and described last interglacial marine terraces along 5000 km of the western South American coast. The pattern of terrace elevations displays short- to long-wavelength structures that may be controlled by crustal faults and the subduction of major bathymetric anomalies. Latitudinal climate characteristics may further influence their generation and preservation.