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Transfer functions
Kemp, A.C.; Telford, R.J. (2015). Transfer functions, in: Shennan, I. et al. (Ed.) Handbook of sea-level research. pp. 470-499.
In: Shennan, I. et al. (Ed.) (2015). Handbook of sea-level research. John Wiley & Sons: Chichester. ISBN 978-1-13-9235-77-8. xiv, 581, a36 pp., more

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  • Kemp, A.C.
  • Telford, R.J.

    Transfer functions produce quantitative reconstructions of relative sea level from microfossil assemblages (e.g., intertidal diatoms or foraminifera). The relationship between tidal elevation and microfossil assemblages is established from field-based observations in modern environments and formalized through an appropriate numerical technique (the transfer function). Application of the empirically derived transfer function to microfossil assemblages preserved in sedimentary archives generates quantitative reconstructions of paleotidal elevation with uncertainty. The principal concepts of using transfer functions to reconstruct sea level are presented and discussed with illustrative examples.

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