Eustatic Sea Level Changes in the Arafura Sea

  title={Eustatic Sea Level Changes in the Arafura Sea},
  author={DERK JONGSMA},
THE lowest eustatic sea level during the past 35,000 years has until recently been estimated to be −130 m1. Preliminary results of recent marine geological research in the Arafura Sea substantiate the evidence2 for a worldwide eustatic lowering of sea level of more than 130 m between 21,000 and 14,000 yr BP. Observations in the Arafura sea also support contemporary discoveries3,4, which resulted from the introduction of submersibles and narrow beam echosounders, of submarine terraces down to… CONTINUE READING

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