Deep Sea Sediments Expose the Earth's Past

foram foraminifera, Oregon State University College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences

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This image-rich Oregon State University article features information regarding sediment core analysis as a proxy for interpreting past global climate. The article provides general information about how the cores are interpreted as well as how cores are collected and stored. It also features a color diagram of a typical core log.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Depositional environments:Deep Marine Environment
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), General Public, Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters
Topics: Biosphere:Microbiology, Climate, Earth surface:Sedimentary Geology:Depositional environments:Deep Marine Environment, Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Sedimentary Geology, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Ecology, Atmospheric Science