Tahiti Sea-Level Expedition 2005

Drilling on coral reefs

The Scientifc Goals are


  • to reconstruct the sea-level rise following the Last Glacial Maximum, 21 000 years ago, when half of North America and most of Northern Europe were covered by thick ice sheets and sea-level was about 120 metres lower than today
  • to reconstruct associated changes in sea-surface temperatures
  • to analyze the effects of climatic and sea-level changes on reef building

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