PALSEA (PALeo sea level working group). 2010. The sea-level conundrum: case studies from palaeo-archives. J. Quaternary Sci. Vol. 25 pp. 19–25. ISSN 0267-8179.
The sea-level conundrum: case studies from palaeo-archives†
Article first published online: 27 MAY 2009
Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Quaternary Science
Special Issue: The 4th IPCC Report and Beyond: Palaeoclimate Perspectives
Volume 25, Issue 1, pages 19–25, January 2010
How to Cite
(2010), The sea-level conundrum: case studies from palaeo-archives. J. Quaternary Sci., 25: 19–25. doi: 10.1002/jqs.1270
Ayako Abe-Ouchi (University of Tokyo), Morten Andersen (University of Bristol), Fabrizio Antonioli (ENEA), Jonathon Bamber (University of Bristol), Edouard Bard (CEREGE, CNRS), Jorie Clark (University of Ulster), Peter Clark (Oregon State University), Pierre Deschamps (CEREGE, CNRS), Andrea Dutton (ANU), Mary Elliot (University of Edinburgh), Christina Gallup (University of Minnesota), Natalya Gomez (University of Toronto), Jonathan Gregory (University of Reading), Peter Huybers (Harvard University), Kenji Kawamura (University of Tohoku), Meredith Kelly (LDEO), Kurt Lambeck (ANU), Tom Lowell (University of Cincinnati), Jerry Mitrovica (University of Toronto), Bette Otto-Bliesner (NCAR), David Richards (University of Bristol), Mark Siddall (LDEO), Jenny Stanford (NOC), Claudine Stirling (University of Otago), Thomas Stocker (University of Bern), Alex Thomas (University of Oxford), Bill Thompson (WHOI), Torbjörn Törnqvist (Tulane University), Natalia Vazquez Riveiros (LSCE), Claire Waelbroeck (LSCE), Yusuke Yokoyama (University of Tokyo), Shiyong Yu (Tulane University).
- Issue published online: 4 DEC 2009
- Article first published online: 27 MAY 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 JAN 2009
- Manuscript Revised: 14 JAN 2009
- Manuscript Received: 4 NOV 2008
- sea level;
- climate change;
- ice sheets
Uncertainties in sea-level projections for the 21st century have focused ice sheet modelling efforts to include the processes that are thought to be contributing to the recently observed rapid changes at ice sheet margins. This effort is still in its infancy, however, leaving us unable to make reliable predictions of ice sheet responses to a warming climate if such glacier accelerations were to increase in size and frequency. The geological record, however, has long identified examples of nonlinear ice sheet response to climate forcing (Shackleton NJ, Opdyke ND. 1973. Oxygen isotope and paleomagnetic stratigraphy of equatorial Pacific core V28–239, late Pliocene to latest Pleistocene. Geological Society of America Memoirs145: 449–464; Fairbanks RG. 1989. A 17,000 year glacio-eustatic sea level record: influence of glacial melting rates on the Younger Dryas event and deep ocean circulation. Nature342: 637–642; Bard E, Hamelin B, Arnold M, Montaggioni L, Cabioch G, Faure G, Rougerie F. 1996. Sea level record from Tahiti corals and the timing of deglacial meltwater discharge. Nature382: 241–244), thus suggesting an alternative strategy for constraining the rate and magnitude of sea-level change that we might expect by the end of this century. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.