Global Climate Change Student Guide: Palaeoclimate Reconstruction from Proxy Data

Joe Buchdahl, Copyright Atmosphere, Climate, and Environment Information Programme

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This online student guide features a web-adapted discussion of paleoclimatology, the study of climate and climate change prior to the period of instrumental measurements. This section gives a broad overview of paleoclimate proxies such as shelled microorganisms in deep marine sediments (foraminifera, or forams) and ice core data. This site also includes links to other chapters in the book, also related to understanding climate change.

Subject: Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Depositional environments:Deep Marine Environment, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), General Public, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)
Topics: Earth surface:Sedimentary Geology:Depositional environments:Deep Marine Environment, Climate, Energy/Material cycles, Biosphere:Microbiology
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Biogeoscience, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science, Sedimentary Geology