12.740 Paleoceanography, Spring 2006
Author(s)Boyle, Edward A.
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This class examines tools, data, and ideas related to past climate changes as seen in marine, ice core, and continental records. The most recent climate changes (mainly the past 500,000 years, ranging up to about 2 million years ago) will be emphasized. Quantitative tools for the examination of paleoceanographic data will be introduced (statistics, factor analysis, time series analysis, simple climatology).
deep-sea sediments, ice cores, corals, Micropaleontological, isotopic, seawater composition, atmospheric chemistry, ocean temperature, circulation, orbital forcing, climate change, marine records, ice core records, continental records, paleoceanographic data, statistics, factor analysis, time series analysis, simple climatology, geochemical changes, mineralogical changes, glacial cycles, intergalacial cycles, earth-surface environment, environmental history, Oxygen Isotope, Coral Reefs, Paleoceanography, Paleoclimatology, Paleothermometry, Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide, Ocean Chemistry, Salinity, Paleoceanography