School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZT, UK
Department of Geology and Geography, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, 5020, Austria
Maritime Civilizations Department, L. Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel
Zinman Institute of Archaeology, University of Haifa, 199 Aba-Khoushi Avenue, Mount Carmel, Haifa, 3498838, Israel
Abstract. Mediterranean raised beaches were subject to Quaternary research since the early years of the 20th century. The uniqueness of a warm-loving molluscs fauna immigrating into the Mediterranean made the coastline a prime subject for studying Quaternary sea-level changes. Today, we have a detailed picture of this historically important coastline characterised by tectonically dormant coastal zone alternating with zones that are subject to subsidence or uplift. As part of the Word Atlas of last interglacial shorelines (WALIS) database we compiled 21 MIS 5e proxies for the for the eastern Mediterranean area available at http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4274178 (Israel; Sivan and Galili, 2020) and at http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4283819 (Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia; Mauz, 2020). All these datapoints are sea-level indicators of variable quality situated between −1 ± 4 m and 7 ± 2 m resulting in a reconstructed MIS 5e palaeo-sea level situated between −1 ± 4 m and 13 ± 10 m.
This preprint has been withdrawn.
How to cite. Mauz, B., Sivan, D., and Galili, E.: MIS 5e sea-level proxies in the eastern Mediterranean coastal region, Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss. [preprint], https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2020-357, 2020.
Received: 25 Nov 2020 – Discussion started: 27 Nov 2020
Raised beaches have long been used to infer past sea-level fluctuations. Here we review data associated with such sea-level indicators for the eastern Mediterranean. Our standardised compilation of geological data confirm, albeit with large uncertainties, the position of the last interglacial sea level at around 5 m above modern sea level as predicted by various geophysical models.
Raised beaches have long been used to infer past sea-level fluctuations. Here we review data...