One of Springeras Major Reference Works, this book gives the reader a truly global perspective. It is the first major reference work in its field. Paleoclimate topics covered in the encyclopedia give the reader the capability to place the observations of recent global warming in the context of longer-term natural climate fluctuations. Significant elements of the encyclopedia include recent developments in paleoclimate modeling, paleo-ocean circulation, as well as the influence of geological processes and biological feedbacks on global climate change. The encyclopedia gives the reader an entry point into the literature on these and many other groundbreaking topics.Beetle species from the Quaternary and late Tertiary can be shown to be identical to their present day representatives. ... This method has problems that arise from the vagaries of space and time that determine geographical distributions; a species may not fulfill its total range ... with mean July temperatures at or below 1 0 Ad C and mean January / February temperatures at or below a15 AdC. (Coope, 2002).
|Title||:||Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-10-31|