PALSEA QSR special issue

quat sci revThe PAGES PALeo constraints on SEA level rise (PALSEA) working group special issue of Quaternary Science Reviews is now complete.

The primary aim of this special issue is to use the information contained in the geological record to improve the accuracy of sea-level projections for the coming centuries to millennia.

The 12 papers focus on documenting and synthesizing data on rates, sources, and budgets of sea-level variability during Quaternary/Pliocene warm periods, including the transition into and out of such periods, and assess the ability of models to simulate these observations.

Authors also estimate the sea-level and ice-sheet response times (and governing processes) to past warm (and warming) climates, and use this data-driven information to assess and improve future sea-level-rise projections, thus bridging the gap between paleo and historical observations and future predictions.

Access the special issue, titled "PALeo constraints on SEA level rise (PALSEA): Ice-sheet and sea-level responses to past climate warming" and all the papers here.

Phase 3 of PALSEA started in January 2019. Find out more about the group and how you can be involved here.

PALSEA is also an international focus group of the Coastal and Marine Processes commission in the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA).