Western Med sea-level paper

img fig palsea jan 21A new paper, which benefited from discussions held at PALSEA workshops, was recently published in Scientific Reports.

Authors, led by Oana-Alexandra Dumitru, present Neogene and Quaternary sea-level snapshots using phreatic overgrowths on speleothems from caves on Mallorca, Spain, in their paper "Sea-level stands from the Western Mediterranean over the past 6.5 million years".

Their research findings on global mean sea level estimates provide important constraints for the past evolution of sea level and show that local sea level prior to the Messinian Salinity Crisis was similar to the highest stand during the Pliocene, with a markedly lower position afterwards.

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