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15: Paleoclimatology

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    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): Speleothem from Mawmluah Cave, Megahalaya, northeast India. The position of the 4.2ka event is shown. This specimen is 308mm long. (Source: Walker et al., 2018).
    Key Concepts

    After reading this chapter, students should be able to:

    • Differentiate between climate and weather.
    • Distinguish between climate and paleoclimate.
    • Identify examples of extrinsic and intrinsic changes agents to the climate system.
    • Describe a variety of paleoclimate proxies that are useful to scientists and that help us understand the history of our planet’s climate through short and deep time.
    • Identify several important climatic moments in our planet’s past.


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