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Paleoclimate and Climate Change Group
University of California Santa Cruz. Research areas include climate variability, warm climate transitions, Milankovitch forcing of early Cenozoic climates.
NOAA Paleoclimatology Program
A central location for paleoclimate data, research, and education.
The Great Climate Flip-Flop
Atlantic Monthly article reviews the abrupt (less than a decade transition) climate changes of the past, analyzes the role of the Gulf Stream's thermohaline circulation switching modes of operation, and presents three scenarios for the future, including potential methods for stabilizing the flip-flop tendencies.
Astronomical Theory Offers New Explanation For Ice Age
Article about research suggesting that cyclical changes in the location of the Earth's orbit causing differing amounts of extraterrestrial debris to come into the atmosphere, and not the Milankovitch theory, explain cycles of glaciation in the last million years.
A New European Ice Age?
Article about the potential climatic impacts of disruptions in the thermohaline circulation system in the North Atlantic.
Climate Change: A Geological Perspective - Carleton University, Canada
On-line syllabus and curriculum materials for a university science course on climate change (past, present, and future), its causes and effects.
Climate and Global Change
"Science for Everyone" articles from American Geophysical Union publications, primarily for a general audience.
Astronomical Theory of Climate Change
NOAA Paleoclimatology Program educational material concerning the Milankovitch theory, which explains changes in the seasons as a result of changes in the earth's orbit around the sun.
The International Marine Global Change Study - investigating the ocean's role in climatic changes during the Late Quaternary, using data from long marine sediment cores.
Paleoclimate and Carbon Dioxide
Examines the climate variation in the pas, and the link with changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide.
USITASE International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition
Description, publications, and other scientific contributions from investigations to reconstruct 200 - 2000 years of past climatic and environmental changes in Antarctica, using remote sensing, ice cores, geophysics, and other methods.
Remembrance of Things Past: Greenhouse Lesson from the Geologic Record
100 million years to recent ice age, by Thomas J. Crowley, a marine geologist and climatogist.
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