Sea level in the western Med

polyak nat geosc sep 18A new paper on relative sea level in the western Mediterranean Sea during the last interglacial period was published in Nature Geoscience yesterday.

Victor J. Polyak et al. found that their sea-level record does not support the hypothesis of rapid sea-level fluctuations within MIS-5e. Instead, they suggest that melting of the polar ice sheets occurred early in the interglacial period, followed by gradual ice-sheet growth.

This paper stems from a PAGES-supported workshop held in Majorca, Spain, in April 2012.

Access the paper here.