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Salt marsh response to recent sea-level rise acceleration in the Southern Bay of Biscay

Vicente, I., Leorri, E., Cearreta, A., Gehrels, R., Horton, B.P.
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The micropalaeontological content of salt-marsh deposits has successfully recorded the recent sea-level rise, providing a rate of ~22 cm during the 20th century. This is specially significant considering the fact that instrumental sea-level data are very scarce in the southern Bay of Biscay. These results further support the geological-based sea-level research in the European Atlantic coast.
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