The Last Interglacial-Glacial Transition in North America
Daniel R. Muhs, 1992. "The last interglacial-glacial transition in North America: Evidence from uranium-series dating of coastal deposits", The Last Interglacial-Glacial Transition in North America, Peter U. Clark, Peter D. Lea
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Considerable uncertainty exists as to whether the last interglacial was relatively “short” (~10 ka) or “long” (∼20–60 ka), although most investigators generally agree that the last interglacial correlates with all or part of deep-sea oxygen-isotope stage 5. A compilation of reliable U-series ages of marine terrace corals from deposits that have been correlated with isotope stage 5 indicates that there were three relatively high sea-level stands at ca 125–120 ka, ca. 105 ka, and ca. 85–80 ka, and these ages agree with the times of high sea level predicted by the Milankovitch orbital-forcing theory. At a number of localities, however,...
- absolute age
- Atlantic Ocean Islands
- Caribbean region
- changes of level
- coastal environment
- glacial environment
- Greater Antilles
- interglacial environment
- Lesser Antilles
- Malay Archipelago
- Milankovitch theory
- New Guinea
- North America
- stable isotopes
- United States
- uranium disequilibrium
- West Indies
- Yucatan Peninsula
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