Contours of the magnitude (above modern sea level) of the mid-Holocene (~4,000-6,000 years ago) highstand in the tropical Pacific Ocean


Figure 3-11  Contours of the magnitude (above modern sea level) of the hydro-isostatic mid-Holocene highstand in regional sea level across the tropical Pacific Ocean; solid dots are control points (number [n] = 27) from personal observations (Dickinson, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003; Dickinson et al., 1999; Dickinson & Burley, 2007), and open dots are congruent control points (n = 18) from others (Pirazzoli & Montaggioni, 1986, 1988; Nunn, 1988, 2000; Woodroffe et al., 1990; Woodroffe & McLean, 1998; Grossman et al., 1998). For contouring, control points within the microcontinental Fiji platform were ignored from the perspective that isostatic upflexure of the platform under the enhanced load of deepening water offshore promoted emergence that partly counteracted SLR (Nakada, 1986). (From Dickinson, 2009.)

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