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https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2021-14
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2021-14

  01 Feb 2021

01 Feb 2021

Review status: this preprint is currently under review for the journal ESSD.

A Global Database of Marine Isotope Stage 5a and 5c Marine Terraces and Paleoshoreline Indicators

Schmitty B. Thompson and Jessica R. Creveling Schmitty B. Thompson and Jessica R. Creveling
  • College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA, 97331

Abstract. In this review we compile and detail the elevation, indicative meaning, and chronology of Marine Isotope Stage 5a and 5c sea level indicators for 39 sites within three geographic regions: the Pacific coast of North America, the Atlantic coast of North America and the Caribbean, and the remaining globe. These relative sea level indicators, comprised of geomorphic indicators such as marine and coral reef terraces, eolianites, and sedimentary marine and terrestrial limiting facies, facilitate future investigation into Marine Isotope Stage 5a and 5c interstadial paleo-sea level reconstruction, glacial isostatic adjustment, and Quaternary tectonic deformation. The open access database, presented in the format of the World Atlas of Last Interglacial Shorelines (WALIS) database, can be found at https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4426206 (Thompson and Creveling, 2021).

Schmitty B. Thompson and Jessica R. Creveling

Status: open (until 29 Mar 2021)

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WALIS Spreadsheet Thompson Creveling Thompson, Schmitty and Creveling, Jessica https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4426206

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The elevations of geological indicators of past sea level informs paleoclimate reconstructions of interglacial intervals, including changes in ice volume and equivalent sea-level rise and fall. In this review article, we summarize previously reported elevations and chronologies of a global set of ~80,000 and ~100,000 years old interglacial shorelines and compile these in the open-source World Atlas of Last Interglacial Shorelines (WALIS) database for further paleoclimate analysis.