Event

Dec 8, 2020
Theories of Change; Or, How Sea Level Rise Became a Historical Event

This is the fourth planned chapter (out of five) of my book on the level of the sea. I explore here how modern understandings of global sea level change are grounded in early researches about ancient shorelines and the Ice Age. In particular, I’m interested in how the idea that eustatic changes do not occur only on geological, but also historical timescales took hold. Finally, I look at how these theoretical developments were connected to the increased availability of sea level data series and discuss early twentieth century explanations for the measured changes in sea level.

Address
MPIWG, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Room
Room 265
Contact and Registration

Attendance is mandatory for Department III members; those from other Departments and Research Groups are welcome! Due to space restrictions, we ask non-Dept. III participants to register in advance. Please send an email to event_dept3@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de if you would like to attend. We have ten spaces for visitors outside of the department.

About This Series

The Department III Colloquium series runs weekly (usually Tuesdays) during the semester. The paper for pre-reading is circulated by email one week in advance.

2020-12-08T14:00:00SAVE IN I-CAL 2020-12-08 14:00:00 2020-12-08 15:30:00 Theories of Change; Or, How Sea Level Rise Became a Historical Event This is the fourth planned chapter (out of five) of my book on the level of the sea. I explore here how modern understandings of global sea level change are grounded in early researches about ancient shorelines and the Ice Age. In particular, I’m interested in how the idea that eustatic changes do not occur only on geological, but also historical timescales took hold. Finally, I look at how these theoretical developments were connected to the increased availability of sea level data series and discuss early twentieth century explanations for the measured changes in sea level. MPIWG, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany Room 265 Europe/Berlin public