Most up to date climate record for the past 66 million years published
***My upcoming research project will be examining one of these 'interesting warm periods' that occurred 66 million years ago at the end of the age of dinosaurs🦖🌅🌡📈
(Credit: University of Edinburgh - School of GeoSciences)
An international team - including scientists from the University of Edinburgh - GeoSciences - have compiled and analysed a comprehensive dataset obtained from sediment cores from the ocean floor - unravelling 66 million years of climate history.
🌍 Palaeoclimate research is always concerned with finding parallels in the past to our current climate.
🧐Scientists want to understand what climate conditions existed in the past, what processes lay behind them, and how they proceeded.
📢They say, the time from 66 to 34 million years ago, when the planet was significantly warmer than it is today, is especially interesting.