The Phanerozoic Record of Global Sea-Level Change

@article{Miller2005ThePR,
  title={The Phanerozoic Record of Global Sea-Level Change},
  author={Kenneth G. Miller and M. Kominz and James V. Browning and James D. Wright and Gregory S. Mountain and Miriam E. Katz and Peter J. Sugarman and Benjamin S. Cramer and Nicholas Christie-Blick and Stephen F. Pekar},
  journal={Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={310},
  pages={1293 - 1298}
}
We review Phanerozoic sea-level changes [543 million years ago (Ma) to the present] on various time scales and present a new sea-level record for the past 100 million years (My). Long-term sea level peaked at 100 ± 50 meters during the Cretaceous, implying that ocean-crust production rates were much lower than previously inferred. Sea level mirrors oxygen isotope variations, reflecting ice-volume change on the 104- to 106-year scale, but a link between oxygen isotope and sea level on the 107… Expand
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