paleoclimate


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pa•le•o•cli•mate

(ˌpeɪ li oʊˈklaɪ mɪt; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-)

n.
the climate of some former period of geologic time.
[1920–25]
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Translations
paléoclimatpaléoclimatique
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An assessment of recent conditions reveals that recent water years bound historical observations and are consistent with estimated paleoclimate extremes in terms of magnitude, but not persistence, of both dry and wet conditions.
Many of the observed warming changes since the 1950s are unprecedented in the instrumental temperature record, and in historical and paleoclimate proxy records of climate change over thousands to millions of years.
"Counter-intuitively, air and water circulation in caves can cause, and even favour, stalagmite growth in the dry season, leading to unexpected effects in paleoclimate records," said Elli Ronay, a doctoral student at the University's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
"Counterintuitively, air and water circulation in caves can cause, and even favor, stalagmite growth in the dry season, leading to unexpected effects in paleoclimate records," said Elli Ronay, one of the lead researchers.
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Analyzing evidence from ice sheets, ocean sediments, and other paleoclimate records, scientists have inferred that the strength of the AMOC has fluctuated dramatically in the past, going from full throttle to turning almost completely off within decades.
By combining a wide range of measurements from ice cores, sediment layers, fossil records, dating using atomic isotopes and many other established paleoclimate methods, the researchers pieced together the impact of those climatic changes.
He just retired after 28 years at Kansas State University with teaching and research interests in Earth history, paleontology, and paleoclimate. He has written and spoken widely on the nature and limitations of science.
This study aims to analyze the sedimentary (mineral and bulk chemical compositions, sedimentary facies) and geochemical characteristics of oil shale, revealing the paleoclimate, redox conditions and organic matter input to the oil shales of the Lower and the Upper Member of the Lucaogou Formation.
At the university, she conducted research in paleoclimate studies.
Here, I will propose a new interpretive framework for understanding [delta][sup.18][O.sub.carb] values from pedogenic carbonates to improve terrestrial paleoclimate reconstructions and paleoaltimetric reconstructions.