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Sea-Level Changes from Minutes to Millennia (co-organized)
Convener: Simon Engelhart  | Co-Conveners: Benjamin Horton , Andrew Kemp , Nicole Khan 
 / Fri, 13 Apr, 15:30–17:00
 / Attendance Fri, 13 Apr, 17:30–19:00

Reconstructions of former sea levels are important for identifying the meltwater contribution during deglaciation, constraining parameters in Earth-Ice models, estimating past and present rates of spatially-variable vertical land motion, and understanding the sensitivity of sea-level rise to climate variations. Sea-level reconstructions capture multiple phases of climate and sea-level behavior for model calibration, provide a pre-anthropogenic background against which to compare recent trends, and characterize patterns of natural variability.

An overarching theme uniting the sea-level research community is the development of accurate records with a full consideration of uncertainty. We seek to constrain the age of events (chronologies) and increase the vertical resolution of estimates of sea-level changes due to both land and sea-level movement (e.g., glacial isostatic adjustment and natural climate variability). We welcome abstracts that present new proxy evidence for changes in relative sea level, particularly with a focus on using these proxy records to constrain our understanding of present and future sea-level changes. This session is a contribution to IGCP Project 639, PALSEA2, and INQUA projects CMP1601P and CMP1701P.