A protocol for a geological sea-level database

Marc P. Hijma, Simon E. Engelhart, Torbjörn E. Törnqvist, Benjamin P. Horton, Ping Hu, David F. Hill

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This chapter presents a protocol for synthesizing sea-level data by means of a comprehensive database. A rigorous, objective error assessment assures that all conceivable sources of uncertainty are accounted for, thereby allowing direct comparison of data from different regions and environments. New developments in the methodology presented here include a more extensive treatment of age errors, plus modeling of modern as well as paleotidal parameters. The methodology is illustrated with an example from the US Gulf Coast.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Sea-Level Research
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781118452547
ISBN (Print)9781118452585
StatePublished - Feb 20 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


  • Calibration
  • Dating
  • Elevation
  • Geodetic datum
  • Indicative meaning
  • Isotopic fractionation
  • Limiting data
  • Paleotidal modeling
  • Sea-level index point


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