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Table 5 Age and elevation of RSL indicators at Misery Point

From: The Misery Point cliff, Mayaguana Island, SE Bahamas: a unique record of sea-level highstands since the Early Pleistocene

Units Setting Age (Ma) MIS RSL 1 RSL 2
m above msl
CT Reef 0.124 5 2 7–10
UC Cave ? ? 11 8  8
LC Cave ? ? 13 5  5
U4 Eolian ca. 0.7 17 < 10 < 10
U3 Beach ca. 0.9 25 9–10.5 ca. 10
U2 Reef ca. 1.1 31 9 14–17
U1 Lagoon ca. 1.2 37 7 9–13.5
  1. Inferred age and elevation of past RSLs based on indicators observed at Misery Point
  2. U1-4 units 1–4, LC lower flank-margin cave, UC upper flank-margin cave, CT coral terrace, MIS marine isotope stage, RSL1 observed elevation of past RSL indicators; uncertainty is ± 0.2 m. RSL2 relative elevation of past sea levels based on the elevation of RSL1, and considering the minimal paleo-depth of deposition and the amount of carbonate possibly removed by karstic denudation. In the case of caves, RSL2 = RSL1