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Abstract: Caspian Sea Level Changes and Prognosis

Duisebayev Zholshybek

A synthesis of data relevant to the rise and fall of the Caspian Sea has been carried out. Three basic time periods are examined:

-- 500,000 years ago to present
-- 16,000 years to present
-- 1600 AD to present.

Data appropriate to each period is presented and discussed. What is clear is that we have left a time of historic low stand of the Caspian and are entering one of higher sea levels. The question is, just how high will it now go?

AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90956©1995 AAPG International Convention and Exposition Meeting, Nice, France