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Late Wisconsinan Sea Levels on the Southeast U.S. Atlantic Shelf Based on In-Place Shoreline Indicators

Blake W. Blackwelder, Orrin H. Pilkey and James D. Howard
Science
New Series, Vol. 204, No. 4393 (May 11, 1979), pp. 618-620
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1748175
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Late Wisconsinan Sea Levels on the Southeast U.S. Atlantic Shelf Based on In-Place Shoreline Indicators
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Abstract

A new interpretation of late Pleistocene sea levels on the U.S. Atlantic continental shelf is based on in-place lagoonal and salt-marsh sediments obtained from vibra-cores. These data show sea levels during the last Wisconsinan transgression were about 30 meters shallower than is indicated by existing sea-level curves.

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