Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 252–258 | Cite as

Middle Holocene warm period and sea level high in coastal areas, North China

  • Meng Guanglan
  • Han Yousong
  • Wang Shaoqing


Relevant geological, geographical, archaeological data were collected to study the characteristics of middle Holocene warm period and sea level high on North China coast. Middle Holocene climate and sea level change on North China coast were correlated to warm marine environment events in about 8-3 ka B.P. The sea level in about 8 ka B.P. was higher than present mean sea level, then fluctuated for 5 000 years and after that it became even in 3 ka B.P. The highest sea level occurred in about 6-5 ka B.P.; the maximum was about 2–3 m and minimum was about 1–2 m.

Key words

warm period sea level high middle Holocene North China coast 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Meng Guanglan
    • 1
  • Han Yousong
    • 1
  • Wang Shaoqing
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of OceanologyChinese Academy of SciencesQingdaoChina

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