Coral Links Ice Sheet Collapse to Ancient 'Mega Flood'
April 3, 2012
"Coral off Tahiti has linked the collapse of massive ice sheets 14,600 years ago to a dramatic and rapid rise in global sea-levels of around 14 metres.
Previous research could not accurately date the sea-level rise but now an Aix-Marseille University-led team, including Oxford University scientists Alex Thomas and Gideon Henderson, has confirmed that the event occurred 14,650-14,310 years ago at the same time as a period of rapid climate change known as the Bølling warming.
The finding will help scientists currently modelling future climate change scenarios to factor in the dynamic behaviour of major ice sheets."
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