Last Interglacial sea-level proxies in East Africa and the Western Indian Ocean [post]

Patrick Boyden, Jennifer Weil-Accardo, Pierre Deschamps, Davide Oppo, Alessio Rovere
2020 unpublished
Abstract. In this paper, we describe a sea-level database compiled using published Last Interglacial, Marine Isotopic Stage 5 (MIS 5), geological sea-level proxies within Eastern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean (EAWIO). Encompassing vast tropical coastlines and coralline islands, this region has many occurrences of well preserved last interglacial stratigraphies. Most notably, islands almost entirely composed by Pleistocene reefs (such as Aldabra, the Seychelles) have provided reliable
more » ... vided reliable paleo relative sea-level indicators and well-preserved samples for U-series chronology. Other sea-level proxies include uplifted marine terraces in the north of Somalia and tidal notches in luminescence limited aeolian deposits in Mozambique. Our database has been compiled using the World Atlas of Last Interglacial Shorelines (WALIS) interface and contains 57 sea-level indicators and 2 terrestrial limiting data points. The database is available open access at https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4043366 (Version 1.02) (Boyden et al., 2020).
doi:10.5194/essd-2020-349 fatcat:xj5z2bsl3zcsbdrzk3ovfgebxq