Trigger for past rapid sea level rise discovered

Trigger for past rapid sea level rise discovered

Posted: 11 Jul 2012 10:47 AM PDT

The cause of rapid sea level rise in the past has been found by scientists using climate and ice sheet models. The process, named ‘saddle-collapse’, was found to be the cause of two rapid sea level rise events: The Meltwater pulse 1a (MWP1a) around 14,600 years ago and the ‘8,200 year’ event.

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