Middle and Late Holocene Transgressions of the Baltic Sea on the Central Polish Coast
Keywords:Baltic Sea, Holocene, Littorina transgressions, eustatic sea-level fluctuations, rates of sea-level change
Poland's central coast faces the southern part of the Baltic. Over the past 8,000 years, this sea has been permanently connected with the world ocean, which explains why the extensive transgressions relate to factors outside the area. The geotectonically rather stable nature of Poland's central coast during this period favors a study of eustatic changes of sea level. It also provides for 8 calculation of the average rates of the sea-level rise in each particular phase of the transgression. The result of these studies is a curve of Baltic sea-level fluctuations during the Middle and Upper Holocene.