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Rampino and Sanders 1981

Rampino, M.R., and J.E. Sanders, 1981: Episodic growth of Holocene tidal marshes in the northeastern United States: A possible indicator of eustatic sea-level fluctuations. Geology, 9, 63067.

Development of coastal marshes during the Holocene submergence of the northeastern United States seems to have been episodic. Radiocarbon dating of the modern marshes indicates that they were generally established within the past 3000 yr. Initiation of marsh growth was probably related to the marked slowing in the submergence rate that took place in the area about 3000 to 4000 yr ago. On the basis of the few available dates of marsh peats from the inner continental shelf, we suggest that previous episodes of marsh growth took place at about 4700, 5600, 6600, 7700, 8200, and 8600 radiocarbon yr ago. These times of marsh growth seem to coincide with propsed times of negative sea-level oscillations, cool climate, and glacial advances. If these oscillations of sea level are climatically controlled, then the data suggest an approximately 1000-yr cycle of climatic change.

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@article{ra09000a,
  author={Rampino, M. R. and Sanders, J. E.},
  title={Episodic growth of Holocene tidal marshes in the northeastern United States: A possible indicator of eustatic sea-level fluctuations},
  year={1981},
  journal={Geology},
  volume={9},
  pages={63067},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - ra09000a
AU  - Rampino, M. R.
AU  - Sanders, J. E.
PY  - 1981
TI  - Episodic growth of Holocene tidal marshes in the northeastern United States: A possible indicator of eustatic sea-level fluctuations
JA  - Geology
VL  - 9
SP  - 63067
ER  -

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