Dating caspian sea level change
“We are losing sea ice in all seasons now,” she said in her own presentation at the conference.
Why care about what’s happening in a region so far away from where most of us live?
One answer is that as the region warms, nations are eyeing the Arctic’s resources — including large suspected reserves of oil and gas.
And as the journey of the Eduard Toll illustrates, the Arctic is increasingly seen as a faster way to move goods between Asia and Europe.
His work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Audubon, Climate Central, Columbia Journalism Review, Discover, Nieman Reports, and many other publications.
He has held a variety of editorial positions over the years, including a stint as editor-in-chief of Earth magazine.
This corresponded to a biofacies change from lagoonal to the deeper biofacies including diatom and Gastropoda species.
Around 8400 cal yr BP sea-level started to fall again, and reddish oxidized sediments with abundant foraminifera () record a regressive phase around 7700 cal yr BP.
Lagoonal deposits with shells dated at around 10,590 cal yr BP suggest that, after this deep lowstand, an initial transgression started, leading to landward advance of barrier–lagoon systems which still continued without any lowstand until 8400 cal yr BP.Because then there will be further warming, more loss of sea ice, and a thawing of the soils along the coasts.