Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary

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Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary

ISBN : 9780121240103
Publisher : Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
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Edition : 2 Rev ed
Overview Raymond S. Bradley provides his readers with a comprehensive and up-to-date review of all of the important methods used in paleoclimatic reconstruction, dating and paleoclimate modeling. Two comprehensive chapters on dating methods provide the foundation for all paleoclimatic studies and are followed by up-to-date coverage of ice core research, continental geological and biological records, pollen analysis, radiocarbon dating, tree rings and historical records. New methods using alkenones in marine sediments and coral studies are also described. "Paleoclimatology, Second Edition", is an essential textbook for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students studying climatology, paleoclimatology and paleooceanography worldwide, as well as a valuable reference for lecturers and researchers, appealing to archaeologists and scientists interested in environmental change. It describes the newest methods using alkenones in marine sediments and long continental pollen records and addresses all important methods used in paleoclimatic reconstruction. It includes an extensive chapter on the use of models in paleoclimatology and contains extensive and up-to-date bibliography. It is illustrated with numerous comprehensive figure captions.

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