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Paleoclimate

Author: Michael L Bender
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2013]
Series: Princeton primers in climate.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Earth's climate has undergone dramatic changes over the geologic timescale. At one extreme, Earth has been glaciated from the poles to the equator for periods that may have lasted millions of years. At another, temperatures were once so warm that the Canadian Arctic was heavily forested and large dinosaurs lived on Antarctica. Paleoclimatology is the study of such changes and their causes. Studying Earth's long-term  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael L Bender
ISBN: 9780691145549 0691145547 0691145555 9780691145556
OCLC Number: 820123451
Description: xi, 306 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Earth's climate system --
The faint young sun --
Precambrian glaciations --
Regulation of the Earth system and global temperature --
The late Paleozoic ages --
Equable climates of the Mesozoic and Paleogene --
The Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum --
The long cooling of the Cenozoic --
The origin of Northern Hemisphere glaciation and the Pleistocene ice ages --
Rapid climate change during the last glacial period --
The Holocene --
Anthropogenic global warming in the context of paleoclimate.
Series Title: Princeton primers in climate.
Responsibility: Michael L. Bender.

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Earth's climate has undergone dramatic changes over the geologic timescale. At one extreme, Earth has been glaciated from the poles to the equator for periods that may have lasted millions of years.  Read more...

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