Rapid flooding of the southern Vietnam shelf during the early to mid-Holocene

Tjallingii, Rik, Stattegger, Karl, Stocchi, Paolo, Saito, Yoshiki and Wetzel, Andreas (2014) Rapid flooding of the southern Vietnam shelf during the early to mid-Holocene Journal of Quaternary Science, 29 (6). pp. 581-588.

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Abstract

A new sea-level record derived from coastal deposits of the South Vietnam shelf covers the deglacial sea-level history between 13.0 and 9.0 ka BP. This record reveals a relatively constant rate of sea-level rise and matches well with model results based on the RSES-ANU global ice-sheet model. However, the sea-level observations reveal a significant discrepancy with model results based on the ICE-5G global ice-sheet model, which further questions the existence of Meltwater Pulse 1B The incised-valley deposits of the South Vietnam shelf also complete the deglacial coastal evolution of southern Vietnam. The regional sea-level records of the South Vietnam shelf, the Mekong Delta and the Cambodian lowlands reveal an offset of about 18 m between 9.0 and 8.2 ka BP. The shoreline retreat of more than 200 km related to this offset was mainly caused by the differential hydro-isostatic adjustment between the South Vietnam shelf and the Cambodian lowlands. However, the GIA-model results cannot fully explain this fast relative sea-level rise due to the topographic changes and, possibly, alternative melt-water sources not accounted for in the current models. Copyright (C) 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: Times Cited: 0 SAITO, Yoshiki/A-9167-2010 SAITO, Yoshiki/0000-0003-3212-6356 0
Research affiliation: OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence > FO-R06
Kiel University
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0267-8179
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2015 12:48
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2017 11:10
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/28269

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