Glacio-hydro-isostasy and underwater Jomon sites along the west coast of Kyushu, Japan

M. Nakada

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Abstract

There are a number of underwater Jomon sites along the west coast of Kyushu. Their ages are about 6000-5000 yr BP, and they are several meters below the present sea-level. The main cause of the sinking of these Jomon sites seems to be hydro-isostatic adjustment after the last deglaciation. The relative sea-levels inferred from these underwater Jomon sites seem to be consistent with crustal tilting related to the postglacial hydro-isostatic adjustment. -from English summary

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-368
Number of pages8
JournalQuaternary Research (Tokyo)
Volume33
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1994

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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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