Records of Early Holocene Post Glacial Sea Level Rise from the Singapore Kallang Basin- Stepped or Continuous?
As the ice caps rapidly melt and lead to rising sea levels, there’s a renewed interest in similar melting events from the past. Singapore is an excellent place to study sea-level rise over the past 10,000 years. The city centre lies on Quaternary sediments that have previously yielded high-resolution sea-level information. In this project, we will obtain new cores and apply a sedimentological, geochemical and microfossil approach to determine a high-resolution sea level variability record. Dating the sediments will extend the Singapore sea-level curve to the earliest Holocene, and will tell us if sea levels rose continuously or in bursts. The dataset will then be compared to glacial isostatic adjustment models to fingerprint the source of the rise.