Sea Level Changes into MIS 5: from observations to predictions

10.04 - 14.04.2012
Majorca, Spain
Contact person:
Bogdan P. Onac, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Abstract deadline: 1 Dec 2011

The purpose of this NSF-sponsored workshop is to bring together an elite international group of researchers to discuss and promote opportunities for collaboration on the topics of sea-level data acquisition, calibration, and modeling. The workshop will focus on the interpretation of sea-level changes during marine isotope stage 5 (MIS 5) and the onset of MIS 4.

Special attention will be given to the following topics:

- How rapid were sea-level rise and fall events throughout the MIS 5/4 period, and and what were the major triggers?

- Proxies used to reconstruct sea-level changes: rates of sea-level changes:geochronological methods used to constrain the timing of sea-level high and low stands.

- Reconciling controversial MIS 5a data sets from sea level fields around the world.

- Glacio-hydro-isostasy has been used to reconcile discrepancies between different sea-level data sets: one section of the workshop will share ideas and propose complementary approaches to address this particular issue.

- Challenges in addressing past sea-level positions: the link between field observation and models.

- Observational and modeling constraints on sea-level rise/fall and ice extent/volume: how well predicted GIA values compare to the instrumental and field data.