Coastal Submergence of the Netherlands, NW Brittany (France), Delmarva Peninsula (VA, USA), and Connecticut (USA) During the Last 5500 to 7500 Sidereal Years

  • O. Van De Plassche
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 334)


Reliable and accurate relative sea-level (RSL) data for the past 20.000 years provide an important constraint in the iteration of models of deglaciation and earth-rheology. This paper 1) discusses three examples in which new field data from areas studied previously have led to a change of the local RSL curve(s), 2) presents a new, if preliminary, RSL curve for the Marais de Dol, NW Brittany, France, and 3) draws attention to the correspondence in time (around 5000 cal B.P.) of a decrease in the average rate of RSL rise as suggested by data from both sides of the North Atlantic Ocean.


North Atlantic Ocean Marsh Surface Delmarva Peninsula Peat Growth Basal Peat 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Van De Plassche
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  1. 1.Faculty of Earth SciencesFree UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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