Paleoclimate Proxy Records

Don Barber, Department of Geology, Bryn Mawr College

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This site contains lecture notes about paleoclimate proxies used in an introductory earth science course at Bryn Mawr College. This pdf document offers an illustrated outline of how proxies such as oxygen and carbon isotopes, pollen, organic remains and species assemblages are used to infer past climate. The site also features information about climate cycles and ice ages.

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Subject: Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Topics: Biosphere:Microbiology, Climate
Theme: Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric ScienceKeywords: orbital forcing, Milankovich