Rapid Sea Level Rise

Post Glacial Sea Level Rise
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Sometimes glaciers and ice sheets melt rapidly, causing sea level to also rise rapidly. This phenomenon is known as a meltwater pulse. This figure shows sea level rise since the end of the last glacial maximum and is based on data from several different studies and reports. 

  1. Approximately when did the last glacial maximum end?
  2. Approximately when did Meltwater Pulse 1A occur?
  3. Approximately how many meters did sea level rise during this period?