Optimal use of local and global constraints in the development of high-quality models of sea level evolution in Southeast Asia

High-quality Relative Sea Level (RSL) reconstructions from regions distant from former centers of glaciation, such as Southeast Asia, provide fundamental insight on the Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (GIA) process. Here, we will use newly available RSL data from Southeast Asia to (1) develop a global GIA model and (2) explore the impact of applying a more complex regional representation of the Earth’s rheology for Southeast Asia to the GIA process. The global and regional GIA models will provide insights on RSL evolution, leading to further constraints on present and future rates of RSL change for Southeast Asia.

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  • Earth Observatory of Singapore

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Principal Investigator



Patrick Wu, The University of Hong Kong

William Richard Peltier, University of Toronto

Nicole Khan, Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University