The Age of Salt Marsh Peat and Its Relation to Recent Changes in Sea Level at Barnstable, Massachusetts.


Several features of the salt marshes of New England are most readily explained on the assumption that sea level has risen during their development." 2 In particular, salt marsh peat occurs at depths many feet below the levels at which it is presently being formed, a fact which is cited among the evidence for subsidence of the coast.3-5 The measurements to… (More)

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