EarthComm Earth System Evolution: Climate Change and Your Community Activity 2

Earthsystem Evolution book
It's About Time/AGI

Direct Records and Proxies

  • Proxy Climatic Data, NOAA Paleoclimatology Program
    This site lists and describes the widely-used proxy climate data types.
  • Paleoclimates and Pollen
    On this web site, information is offered on the background, trends, and evidence of paleoclimates.

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Fossil Pollen

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Ice Cores

  • Why Study Ice Cores, National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL)
    This site includes a brief description about why ice cores are an important source of information.
  • How is it done? NICL
    This section of the National Ice Core Laboratory web site takes you step by step through the process of taking, obtaining, studying an ice core.

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Sea Sediments

  • Sea Sediments, Enviropedia
    Learn more about sediments found on the sea floor and information that can be revealed by investigating these sediments, visit this site.

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Glacial Landforms and Sediments

  • What is a Glacier, National Snow and Ice Data Center
    This web site provides information on glacial formation, movement, and associated landforms.

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Tree Rings

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To learn more about the Greenland Ice Sheet Project (GISP2), visit the following web sites:

  • Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2, National Snow and Ice Data Center
    This web site explores the retrieval of the longest deep-ice core available in history of its kind from the Northern Hemisphere.

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To learn more about techniques for dating deep-sea sediments, visit the following web sites:

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To learn more about paleoclimates in the United States, visit the following web sites:

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