New study on ancient sea-level and depositional model for ancient rocky shorelines

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New article on Silurian sea level has been published in Lithosphere based on the collaboration between Dr. David C. Ray (University of Birmingham), Dr. Emilia Jarochowska, Lene Claußen and colleagues at universities of Worcester and Uppsala. The study offers an analysis of a Silurian nearshore succession between Old Radnor and Presteigne (Welsh Borderlands, UK). As one of the best examples of its kind, the palaeoshoreline and nearshore succession acts as a depositional model for ancient rocky shores worldwide. Facies analysis, carbon isotope (δ13Ccarb) values, sequence stratigraphy, and collections of bryozoans, conodonts, thelodonts, and trilobites have been used characterize this unique succession. Notable features include the globally recognized early Sheinwoodian carbon isotope excursion and sea-level changes of regional and global extent.

The Silurian Transgression of a Palaeoshoreline: The Area between Old Radnor and Presteigne, Welsh Borderlands
by David C. Ray, Emilia Jarochowska, Helen E. Hughes, Anna L. Claussen, Arthur C. Tingley, John Moseley and Oskar Bremer
Lithosphere (2021) 2021 (1): 7866176