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The two-mile time machine : ice cores, abrupt climate change, and our future

Author: Richard B Alley
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2000.
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"Richard Alley tells the history of global climate changes as revealed by reading the annual rings of ice from cores drilled in Greenland. In the 1990s he and his colleagues made headlines with the discovery that the last ice age came to an abrupt end over a period of only three years.
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Alley, Richard B.
Two-mile time machine.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2000
(OCoLC)606425769
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard B Alley
ISBN: 0691004935 9780691004938 0691102961 9780691102962
OCLC Number: 43729114
Awards: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2001.
Description: vii, 229 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Setting the stage --
1. Fast forward --
2. Pointers to the past --
pt. 2. Reading the record --
3. Going to Greenland --
4. The icy archives : ice sheets and glaciers --
5. Ice age through the ice age --
6. How cold of old? --
7. Dust in the wind --
8. Tiny bubbles in the ice --
pt. 3. Crazy climates --
9. The Saurian sauna --
10. The solar system swing --
11. Dancing to the orbital band --
12. What the worms turned --
pt. 4. Why the weirdness? --
13. How climate works --
14. A chaotic conveyor? --
15. Shoving the system --
pt. 5. Coming craziness? --
16. Fuelish --
17. Down the road --
18. An ice-core view of the future.
Responsibility: Richard B. Alley.
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This work demonstrates how the history of global climate changes can be revealed by the analysis of the annual rings of ice from cores drilled in Greenland. The atmospheric chemicals found in the ice  Read more...

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