Geometric Simulation and Mapping of Holocene Relative Sea-Level Changes in Northern Norway


  • Jakob J. Moller


Geometric simulation, postglacial sea-level change, relative level, shoreline displacement


A simulated three-dimensional model of relative sea-level changes for northern Norway is presented. The model is based on the shoreline relation principle using a simple trend surface analysis of data from sixty raised sea-level indicators (SLl's). It represents an extension of the model presented by Moller (1987). Problems associated with constructing a reliable data base for the model are discussed. It is demonstrated how the model can be applied to raised sea-level problems, and used to generate maps and three-dimensional diagrams. Paleogeographic reconstructions may subsequently be tested against new field data in the area.

Author Biography

Jakob J. Moller