Magnetic records of climate change
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Sediments deposited on the sea floor, on lake bottoms, as well as on land as accumulations of windblown silt (loess) and as ancient soils (paleosols) formed in the loess possess many different properties that record past changes in climate. Geologically recoverable information on paleoclimate includes changes in global temperature as it may affect global ice volume and thus temperature of sea water, net precipitation, storm intensity (wind speed) and frequency, as well as wind direction. Such information further contributes to interpretations about changes in oceanic and atmospheric circulation patterns. As such, the understanding of past climatic changes can provide baselines of natural climatic fluctuations as related to those that may be induced or influenced by human activities. Copyright 1995 by the American Geophysical Union.
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Reviews of Geophysics
Reynolds, Richard L., and John W. King. "Magnetic records of climate change." Reviews of Geophysics 33, 1 S (1995). doi: 10.1029/95RG00354.