Paleoclimatology is the study of past climates. Since it is not possible to go back in time to see what climates were like, scientists use imprints created during past climate, known as proxies, to interpret paleoclimate. Organisms, such as diatoms, foams, and coral serve as useful climate proxies. Paleoclimatology data are derived from natural sources such as tree rings, ice cores, corals, and ocean and lake sediments. These proxy climate data extend the archive of weather and climate information hundreds to millions of years. The data include geophysical or biological measurement time series and some reconstructed climate variables such as temperature and precipitation. This book offers the study of climate change and future predictions of climate.
Print ISBN: 9781682500972 | $ 170 | 2016 | Hardcover
Contributors: Patrick D. Danley, Martin Husemann et al