The role of glacio-isostasy in the formation of post-glacial river terraces in relation to the MIS 2 ice limit: evidence from northern England. Author links open. Isostasy is the state of gravitational equilibrium between Earth’s crust and mantle such that the crust “floats” at an elevation that depends on its thickness and. Solving the sea-level equation for a spherically symmetric Earth we study the relative sea-level curves in the. Mediterranean Sea in terms of Clarks zones and .

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Usage Statistics Information We glacil anonymous usage statistics. Glacio and hydro-isostasy in the Mediterranean Sea: Clarks zones and role of remote ice sheets.

Abstract Solving the sea-level equation for a spherically symmetric Earth we study the relative sea-level curves in the Mediterranean Sea in terms of Clarks zones and we explore their sensitivity to the time-history of Late-Pleistocene ice aggregates.

Since the Mediterranean is an intermediate field region with respect to the former ice sheets, glacio- and hydro-isostasy both contribute to sea-level variations throughout the Holocene. To describe such peculiar pattern of relative sea-level in this and other mid-latitude closed basins we introduce a new Clarks zone namely, Clarks zone VII. Using a suite of publicly available ice sheet chronologies, we identify for the first time a distinct sensitivity gglacio predictions to the Antarctic ice sheet.

In particular, we show that the history of mid to Late Holocene sea-level variations along the coasts of SE Tunisia may mainly reflect the melting of Antarctica, by a consequence of a mutual cancellation of the effects from the Northern Hemisphere ice-sheets at this specific site. Ice models incorporating a delayed melting of Antarctica may account for the observations across the Mediterranean, but fail to reproduce the SE Tunisia highstand.


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