Long-Term Sea-Level Fluctuations Driven by Ocean Basin Dynamics

@article{Mller2008LongTermSF,
  title={Long-Term Sea-Level Fluctuations Driven by Ocean Basin Dynamics},
  author={R. Dietmar M{\"u}ller and Maria Sdrolias and Carmen Gaina and Bernhard Steinberger and Christian J. Heine},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={319},
  pages={1357 - 1362}
}
Earth's long-term sea-level history is characterized by widespread continental flooding in the Cretaceous period (∼145 to 65 million years ago), followed by gradual regression of inland seas. However, published estimates of the Late Cretaceous sea-level high differ by half an order of magnitude, from ∼40 to ∼250 meters above the present level. The low estimate is based on the stratigraphy of the New Jersey margin. By assimilating marine geophysical data into reconstructions of ancient ocean… 
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