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I am looking for data sets for historical global sea level estimates. How would I go about doing this the best way? Are there any publicly available resources for this?

The timespan I am looking at are the following: Preferably from 300 000 - 200 000 years ago to today, or from 15 000 - 10 000 years ago to today.

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There are a number of publicly available proxy records for sea-level/temperature curves, I'd start with Google Scholar if you want refereed articles but a straight Google search can give you good results if you use the right search terms, like "sea-level over time" gave me some useful results; I'd recommend the Wikipedia result as most useful to you.

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  • $\begingroup$ I have found numerous references, what I am looking for is an actual data set that I can download and work with myself. $\endgroup$ – Sapiens Aug 20 '17 at 10:48
  • $\begingroup$ Google Scholar, you want theses dealing with climate proxies, and it's going to be a pain, no-one really likes to give that sort of data over. $\endgroup$ – Ash Aug 20 '17 at 11:02
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It seems that I have come across usable data myself, I got the data set from PANGAEA (www.pangaea.de), specifically Spratt and Lisiecki (2015, doi: 10.1594/PANGAEA.854045).

It ranges up to 798 ka BP in 1 ka steps with a standard deviation of about 11 - 26 m.

This would be suitable for what I am trying to do, but any other suggestions would still be welcomed.

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  • $\begingroup$ Well done, I was thinking that you'd never find it freely available as electronic data. $\endgroup$ – Ash Aug 21 '17 at 11:03
  • $\begingroup$ Yes,it might have something to do with the fact that the researchers didn't do any data gathering themselves, it is an analysis covering multiple sea level data sets. $\endgroup$ – Sapiens Aug 21 '17 at 11:55

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