Worldwide initiation of holocene marine deltas by deceleration of sea-level rise.

@article{Stanley1994WorldwideIO,
  title={Worldwide initiation of holocene marine deltas by deceleration of sea-level rise.},
  author={Daniel Jean Stanley and Andrew G. Warne},
  journal={Science},
  year={1994},
  volume={265 5169},
  pages={228-31}
}
Radiocarbon-dated deltaic sequences of Holocene age from different parts of the world began to accumulate within a restricted time range, from about 8500 to 6500 years ago. Evaluation of major delta processes indicates that deceleration in sea-level rise was the key factor in Holocene delta formation. Within many deltas, there is as much as a 2000-year age range between basal deposits in seaward and landward cores. This age difference records the progressive landward migration of near mean sea… CONTINUE READING