Rapid sea-level fall and deep-ocean temperature change since the last interglacial period

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We have dated Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea and Barbados corals that formed at times since the Last Interglacial Period, applying both 230Th and 231Pa dating techniques as a test of age accuracy. We show that Marine Isotope Stage (MIS) 5e ended prior to 113.18 0.7 kyr, when sea level was 319 m. During MIS 5b sea level was 357 m at 92.68 0.5 kyr, having… (More)

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