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dc.contributor.authorDonnelly, Jeffrey P.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorCleary, Peter  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorNewby, Paige E.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorEttinger, Robert  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-23T15:33:11Z
dc.date.available2010-04-23T15:33:11Z
dc.date.issued2004-03-11
dc.identifier.citationGeophysical Research Letters 31 (2004): L05203en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/3301
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © American Geophysical Union, 2004. This article is posted here by permission of American Geophysical Union for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Geophysical Research Letters 31 (2004): L05203, doi:10.1029/2003GL018933.en_US
dc.description.abstractWe construct a high-resolution relative sea-level record for the past 700 years by dating basal salt-marsh peat samples above a glacial erratic in an eastern Connecticut salt marsh, to test whether or not the apparent recent acceleration in the rate of sea-level rise (SLR) is coeval with climate warming. The data reveal an average SLR rate of 1.0 ± 0.2 mm/year from about 1300 to 1850 A.D. Coupling of the regional tide-gauge data (1856 to present) with this marsh-based record indicates that the nearly three-fold increase in the regional rate of SLR to modern levels likely occurred in the later half of the 19th century. Thus the timing of the observed SLR rate increase is coincident with the onset of climate warming, indicating a possible link between historic SLR increases and recent temperature increases.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipA Research Initiative Grant from the NOSAMS facility at WHOI funded the C-14 analysis. The Postdoctoral Scholar Program at WHOI (with funding provided by the U.S.G.S.), The John E. and Anne W. Sawyer Endowed Fund, and The J. Lamar Worzel Assistant Scientist Fund provided support to J. Donnelly.en_US
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dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Unionen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1029/2003GL018933
dc.titleCoupling instrumental and geological records of sea-level change : evidence from southern New England of an increase in the rate of sea-level rise in the late 19th centuryen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1029/2003GL018933


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