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    Indicative meanings of geological sea-level indicators in the Solent region and Sussex coast (south coast of England) and implications for uplift rates

    Briant, Becky and Bates, M.R. and Robertson, J. and Schwenninger, J.-L. and Whittaker, J.E. (2024) Indicative meanings of geological sea-level indicators in the Solent region and Sussex coast (south coast of England) and implications for uplift rates. Journal of the Geological Society , ISSN 0016-7649.

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    Abstract

    The Solent Region and Sussex coastal plain in southern England have preserved palaeo- sea-level indicators from multiple interglacial periods, with a particularly complete record of deposition throughout the last interglacial. However, as yet, none of the research on these indicators have fully addressed the relationship of the different types of deposits preserved to mean sea-level. In this paper we apply recent approaches to estimating past relative sea-levels based on applying modern analogues to understand the indicative meaning of these indicators. We also apply a synchronous correlation model previously developed on rapidly uplifting coastlines to assess uplift rates. The uplift rates required to match the elevations of sequences suggest a significant decrease in uplift rates between the Late Wolstonian Substage and Ipswichian Stage – i.e. the c. 240 ka and c. 125 ka sea-level highstands, broadly equivalent to Marine Isotope Stages (MIS) 7 and 5e. This coincides in time with the final opening of the Straits of Dover.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Natural Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Research in Environment and Sustainability, Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2024 13:24
    Last Modified: 10 May 2024 15:51
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/53384

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