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Latest Paleoclimatology Stories

2013-04-12 15:39:53

Harvard researchers are adding statistical nuance to our understanding of how modern and historical temperatures compare.

Peruvian Ice Cores Reveal History Of Earth's Tropical Climate
2013-04-05 13:11:38

Earth's tropical climate history has been revealed in unprecedented detail – year by year, for almost 1,800 years – by two annually dated ice cores drawn from the tropical Peruvian Andes.

Habitat Changes Caused Turtle Collapse 71 Million Years Ago
2013-03-15 15:16:49

About 71-million-years ago, turtles disappeared from Alberta's Drumheller area, and scientists have been blaming dramatic climate change as the culprit. Now, a new theory published in the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology suggests the real reason was because of habitat changes.

Record Warming Will Lead To Faster Melting Glaciers And The Loss Looks Irreversible
2013-03-08 08:56:04

In the next few centuries, Canada's Arctic Archipelago glaciers will melt faster than ever, according to a new study. Research has revealed that 20 percent of the Canadian Arctic glaciers may have disappeared by the end of our current century, leading to an additional sea level rise of 1.4 inches.

Studying Ancient Insects Opens The Window On Biodiversity
2013-02-13 14:29:36

Global climate has shifted countless times during the course of Earth’s history and a group of Canadian scientists has found the biodiversity patterns of today’s tropical mountain regions were present in British Columbia about 50 million years ago.

Significant Technological Milestones Reached By Trio of Complex Antarctic Science Projects
2012-12-21 13:38:46

Three very large-scale, National Science Foundation-funded Antarctic science projects--investigating scientifically significant subjects as varied as life in extreme ecosystems, the fate of one of the world's largest ice sheets and the nature of abrupt global climate-change events--have recently each reached important technological milestones that will advance cutting-edge research.

Researchers Use Poop To Track Prehistoric Humans
2012-11-27 11:55:50

Researchers have gotten creative with poop, using a biomarker found in human feces to establish the first human presence and human population dynamics in a landscape.

2012-10-19 16:58:40

By using a new series of measurements of radiocarbon dates on seasonally laminated sediments from Lake Suigetsu in Japan, a more precise calibration of radiocarbon dating will be possible.

Radio Carbon Dating Improved With Sediment Measurementss
2012-10-19 13:02:37

A research team from Oxford University's Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit has found a more accurate benchmark for dating materials, especially for older objects, from a series of radiocarbon measurements from Japan's Lake Suigetsu.

More Than A Million Years of Climate History Revealed
2012-08-10 13:25:58

A new study from the University of Cambridge Department of Earth Sciences has successfully reconstructed temperature from the deep sea to reveal how global ice volume has varied over the glacial-interglacial cycles of the past 1.5 million years.


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