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Relationships between sealevels, 18O variations and orbital perturbations, during the past 250,000 years

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Sealevel changes over the past 250,000 yr, determined from dated coral reefs on rising islands, are synchronous with precessional changes in solar radiation when orbital eccentricity is large. Oxygen isotope variations in deep-sea cores correspond in timing but not in amplitude, reflecting changing isotopic composition of Pleistocene icecaps.

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