Ancient Meltwater Pulse Raised Sea Levels by 18 Meters

Ancient Meltwater Pulse Raised Sea Levels by 18 Meters
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The period of time when sea levels shot up at the end of the last glacial period, roughly 14,600 years ago, is known as meltwater pulse 1A (MWP-1A). Ever since this pulse was identified from coral records in 1989, the origins of the meltwater have been the subject of debate.

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