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Wednesday, 4 January 2023

LGM eustatic sea-level curve

A new article has just been published by Gowan et al.  It's all about a spat between two different research groups, so we won't go into that, but the important thing is the emerging consensus that the lowest point reached by global sea level was about -120m around 20,000 years ago.  So at the time of the latest dated LGM ice edge maximum in the Celtic Sea (including west Wales) sea level was low, and still falling.......... 

Gowan, E.J., Zhang, X., Khosravi, S. et al. Reply to: Towards solving the missing ice problem and the importance of rigorous model data comparisons. Nat Commun 13, 6264 (2022). 

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