Rates of Submergence of Coastal New England and Acadia

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Science  29 Jul 1960:
Vol. 132, Issue 3422, pp. 295-296
DOI: 10.1126/science.132.3422.295


Altitudinal and carbon-14 age determinations of in-place Pinus strobus stumps of drowned forests at Odiorne Point, N.H., and Grand Pré and Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia, yield apparent average rates of submergence of 3.1, 14.5, and 20.3 feet per 1000 C14 years, respectively. Rate differences are assessed in terms of eustatic rise of sea level, crustal movements, and tidal effects.