Thursday, June 23, 2005

Astronomical pacing of late Palaeocene to early Eocene global warming events

Letter in Nature.

The Palaeocene−Eocene thermal maximum was a strong global warming event about 55 million years ago. The authors discovered another, somewhat smaller warming episode which occurred about 2 million years later. They related these events to periodic changes in Earth's orbital parameters. See also my previous blog entry on the Paleo/Eocene event.

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