Flandrian transgression

Flandrian transgression

[′flan·drē·ən tranz′gresh·ən]
(oceanography)
The rapid rise of the North Sea between 8000 and 3000 B.C. from about 180 feet (55 meters) below to about 20 feet (6 meters) below its present level.
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The wave-cut platform is thought to have developed about 4000-5000 years ago at about the climax of the Flandrian transgression when sea level was approximately one metre higher than it is today.