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  Paleoclimatology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paleoclimatology is the study of climate change taken on the scale of the entire history of the earth.
Glaciers are a widely employed instrument in Paleoclimatology.
The fossil itself is dated with radioactive dating within a wide margin of error.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Paleoclimatology   (1947 words)

 The Environmental Literacy Council - Paleoclimatology
Paleoclimatology is the study of climates in earlier periods in Earth's history.
Paleoclimatology must therefore rely on proxy measures, which are physical phenomena that record evidence of weather.
It also includes brief explanations of the process of climatic cooling, known as glaciation, and a discussion of the theory that long-term climate changes occur in response to Milankovitch Cycles, the cyclical changes in the Earth's relationship to the sun.
www.enviroliteracy.org /article.php/75.html   (941 words)

 Paleoclimatology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The ice in glaciers has hardened into an identifiable pattern, with each year leaving a distinct layer.
It is estimated that the polar ice caps have 100,000 of these layers or more.
There has been a cycle of ice ages for the past 2.2-2.1 million years (starting before the Quaternary in the late Neogene Period).
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Paleoclimate   (1175 words)

 NOAA OGP Programs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Paleoclimatology has been integrated with the Climate Change Data and Detection element.
The instrumental and satellite record of climate variability extends back in time about 130 years, and is therefore not long enough to define the full range of natural climate variability.
For this reason, NOAA implements a Paleoclimatology program that is tightly focused on using geological and biological records of past climate change to understand the complete patterns, processes and causes of natural interannual to century-scale climate variability.
www.ogp.noaa.gov /mpe/paleo   (219 words)

 Science Earth Sciences Paleogeography and Paleoclimatology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Himalayan Interdisciplinary Paleoclimate Project - Research into the paleoclimatology of the Himalayan mountains, focused on understanding changes in the Indian and Plateau monsoons over the past 2000 years, 20,000 years, and beyond.
Paleoclimatology and Climate System Dynamics - Introduction to the field by Jonathan T. Overpeck.
Paleoclimatology and Climatology Resources - Links to publications, software, and data pertinent to paleoclimate research.
www.iper1.com /iper1-odp/scat/id/Science/Earth_Sciences/Paleogeography_and_Paleoclimatology   (495 words)

Paleoclimatology as a discipline has expanded exponentially (as measured, for example, by the output of literature) in the last 25 years.
Knowledge of paleoclimatology is valuable in its own right, and is essential to progress in our understanding of the role of the physical environment as a force driving evolutionary and ecological change.
The most widely used method is based on variations in the oxygen isotope composition of biogenic marine carbonate, from which the broad pattern of change in marine temperatures has been reconstructed.
www.nhm.ac.uk /hosted_sites/paleonet/paleo21/pclimate.html   (1730 words)

 PEPI Workshop on the Paleoclimatology of the Central Andes
PEPI Workshop on the Paleoclimatology of the Central Andes Jan.
One of the frontiers in paleoclimatology is the role and fate of the tropics in global climate change at millennial to orbital time scales.
In particular, little is known about the relative influences and interactions of insolation at high vs. low latitudes, changes in oceanic heat transport, and remote teleconnections with large-scale and interrelated features of the climate system, such as the Asian Monsoon and the Walker Circulation (ENSO).
wwwpaztcn.wr.usgs.gov /pcaw   (1353 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Paleoclimatology
Paleoclimatology, study of past climates on Earth by examining Earth's crust, fossil records, and other physical evidence.
Paleoceanography (the study of ancient oceans) and paleoclimatology (the study of ancient climates) are two subfields that use fossils to help...
Geology : Fields of Geology : Historical Geology : Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology
encarta.msn.com /Paleoclimatology.html   (100 words)

 D-Lib Featured Collection July 2002: NOAA Paleoclimatology Program
The study of climate change over the last thousand years indicates that global warming is real, and, furthermore, that global warming over the past few years is increasing at an unprecedented rate when compared to the warming that occurred in the previous 1200 years.
The Paleoclimatology website also serves as a portal to the WDC-A, the World Data Center for Meteorology, Asheville, which is maintained by the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The Paleoclimatology Program web site also presents Paleo Perspectives, a section of the site that deals with the subjects: Drought, designed to help educate, inform and highlight the history and importance of drought; and Global Warming.
www.dlib.org /dlib/july02/07featured-collection.html   (601 words)

 NOAA Magazine Online (Story 95)
Located on the Department of Commerce’s Boulder, Colorado campus, the NOAA Paleoclimatology Program was part of the NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service’s National Geophysical Data Center until the end of June, 2002, when it was realigned to become part of the NESDIS National Climatic Data Center.
At the heart of the Paleoclimatology Branch’s Web site is a robust database providing access to peer-reviewed data from the international community studying past climate change.
The paleoclimatology branch itself has branches in many parts of the world in the form of “mirror sites” that are connected with international colleagues.
www.magazine.noaa.gov /stories/mag95.htm   (695 words)

 ScienceMaster - JumpStart - Paleoclimatology
Instead of instrumental measurements of weather and climate, paleoclimatologists use natural environmental (or "proxy") records to infer past climate conditions.
Paleoclimatology includes the collection of evidence of past climate conditions, as well as the investigation of the climate processes underlying these conditions.
Proxy data are data that paleoclimatologists gather from natural recorders of climate variability, for example, tree rings, ice cores, fossil pollen, ocean sediments, coral and historical data.
www.sciencemaster.com /jump/earth/carbon_cycle.php   (578 words)

 MavicaNET - Paleoclimatology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Paleoclimatology is the study of past climates throughout geological time and of the causes of their variations.
NOAA Paleoclimatology helps the World share scientific data and information related to climate system variability and predictability.
Lectures course on Paleoclimatology and Paleoceanography by Professor Philip Froelich, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.
www.mavicanet.com /lite/nld/4393.html   (408 words)

 Modern and Fossil Pollen Data - WDC for Paleoclimatology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
All data in the World Data Center for Paleoclimatology archive are contributed by research scientists.
Canadian Pollen Database, at the Laboratory for Paleoclimatology and Climatology, University of Ottawa.
Laboratory for Paleoclimatology and Climatology at the University of Ottawa, Canada.
wdc.obs-mip.fr /paleo/pollen.html   (391 words)

 NOAA OGP Programs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The CCDD paleoclimatology effort is directed at supporting the CCDD goals of producing long time series of key climate variables, analyzing these time series for information on climate trends and variability, and characterizing the natural background signal of the climate system for the purposes of detection and attribution.
For FY 2006, there will be a continuation of the research program managed by CCDD that focuses on high quality reconstructions of the climate history over the Holocene, with an emphasis on the last 2,000 years (i.e., the late Holocene).
Principal Investigators should contact the Paleoclimatology Branch of the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) during proposal preparation to discuss the characteristics of data sets that will be produced and the appropriateness of these data for archival at NCDC.
www.ogp.noaa.gov /grants/paleo.htm   (376 words)

 NOAA Paleoclimatology - Homepage
Welcome to the Paleoclimatology Branch of the National Climatic Data Center.
We provide the paleoclimatic data and information needed to understand the climate of the past, in order to assess the current and potential future climate in the context of natural climate variability.
We host the World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, providing many types of climate proxy data from thousands of locations worldwide.
wdc.cricyt.edu.ar /paleo/paleo.html   (188 words)

 Principles of Paleoclimatology; ; Thomas M. Cronin
This introduction to the rapidly emerging field of paleoclimatology explains the patterns and processes in the history of the Earth's climate to answer such essential questions.
Using the geologic records of ocean and lake sediment, ice cores, corals, and other natural archives, Principles of Paleoclimatology describes the history of the Earth's climate—the ice age cycles, sea level changes, volcanic activity, changes in atmosphere and solar radiation—and the resulting, sometimes catastrophic, biotic responses.
Designed to give a fundamental background—including both history and methodology—to the discipline of paleoclimatology, this book is the first to advance our understanding of how climate change develops, how those changes are detected, and how the climate of the past can shape the climate of the future.
www.columbia.edu /cu/cup/catalog/data/023110/0231109547.HTM   (372 words)

Paleoclimatology is the study of climate prior to the widespread availability of records of temperature, precipitation and other instrumental data.
NOAA is particularly interested in the last few thousand years because this is the best dated, best sampled part of the past climatic record and can help us establish the range of natural climatic variability in a period prior to global-scale human influence.
An iceberg like this caused the sinking of the Titanic.
www.oar.noaa.gov /climate/t_paleo.html   (466 words)

 Paleoclimatology Program - NOAA-Paleoclimatic data, research, and information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Their mission is to provide the paleoclimatic data and information needed to understand and model interannual to centennial scale environmental variability.
The Paleoclimatology Program is now a Branch of the National Climatic Data Center.
Paleoclimatic Data How paleoclimatology relates to societally relevant climate issues including Drought and Global Warming.
www.scitechresources.gov /Results/show_result.php?rec=2746   (158 words)

 tutorial introduction to paleoclimatology free online/distance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Introduction to Paleoclimatology Web site is provided by NOAA's Paleoclimatology Program of the National Climatic Data Center.
The site describes why paleoclimatolgy should be studied, how it's studied, what is currently known about the subject, and more.
An educational and outreach link provides additional resources such as paleoclimatology slides, an in-depth look at topics significant to climate change, and a climate time line information tool, among others.
www.emagister.net /introduction-paleoclimatology-courses-789219.htm   (329 words)

 Amazon.ca: Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
"Paleoclimatology is a definite "must-have" for anyone working in climate studies and highly recommended for anyone seriously interested in our climate."
"[The first edition of Quaternary Paleoclimatology] is THE REFERENCE FOR QUATERNARY PALEOCLIMATES, especially for dating, methodologies, and an overview of our knowledge of the history and evolution of Quaternary environments.
Ray Bradley is uniquely situated to undertake this second edition because of his broad knowledge...and his recent and current leadership roles in the national and international research community, which ensures that he is totally up to date."
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/012124010X   (311 words)

 paleoclimatology - OneLook Dictionary Search
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paleoclimatology : The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
paleoclimatology : US Envirionmental Protection Agency Terminology Reference System [home, info]
www.onelook.com /?w=paleoclimatology&ls=a   (128 words)

 Learn more about Earth science in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Biogeochemistry follows the cycling of elements through the spheres mediated by biological and geological processes, and especially their distribution and fluxes between reservoirs.
Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology use the properties of sediments, ice cores, or biological material to infer past states of the ocean, atmosphere or climate.
Furthermore, other modern disciplines known collectively as Earth system science approach the entire Earth as a system in its own right, which evolves as a result of positive and negative feedbacks between constituent systems:
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /e/ea/earth_science.html   (497 words)

 WORLD DATA CENTER A FOR PALEOCLIMATOLOGY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Address: WDC-A for Paleoclimatology NOAA Paleoclimatology Program 325 Broadway, Code E/GC Boulder, Colorado 80303-3328, USA Telephone: (303) 497-6146 Telex: 7403320 NGDC UC Telefax: (303) 497-6513 Network address: [PALEO.WDCA/OMNET] MAIL/USA info@mail.ngdc.noaa.gov (internet) Director: Dr. Jonathan Overpeck Maintained by: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The WDC-A for Paleoclimatology is operated by the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC).
Climate Reconstructions: Raw and gridded map reconstructions of earth climate (e.g., sea level, vegetation, albedo, temperature, precipitation, circulation patterns) for intervals in earth history.
cdiac.esd.ornl.gov /wdca/paleocli.html   (507 words)

 Earth Observatory Feature: Paleoclimatology
These questions have compelled scientists to scour the Earth for signs of past climate change.
Their search has developed into an entire scientific field: paleoclimatology, the study of past climates.
In determining what has triggered climate change in the past, scientists hope to learn how natural and human triggers might change our climate in the future.
earthobservatory.nasa.gov /Study/Paleoclimatology   (1260 words)

 paleoclimatology - Books, journals, articles @ The Questia Online Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Principles of Paleoclimatology THOMAS M. CRONIN COLUMBIA...Cronin, Thomas M. Principles of paleoclimatology/Thomas M. Cronin.
Climates of the Past: An Introduction to Paleoclimatology
...can be obtained on disk from the Paleoclimatology Program Manager, National Geophysical...archives have great potential for paleoclimatology, but a number of problems have yet...series and multivariate analysis in paleoclimatology.
www.questia.com /search/paleoclimatology   (661 words)

 Important Climatology and Paleoclimatology Links
U.S. Climate at a Glance, offered by the National Climatic Data Center, provides national, regional, state, and/or local temperature and precipitation maps and data.
NOAA Paleoclimatology Program is the central location for paleoclimate data, research, and education in the field.
North American Drought: A Paleo Perspective was created by the staff of the NOAA Paleoclimatology Program, with a focus on paleoclimatic data in North America.
www.drought.unl.edu /whatis/climlinks.htm   (355 words)

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