Paleoclimatology News

Mar 16, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change has confirmed a long-standing prediction that snowfall in Antarctica will increase significantly as our planet warms. Scientists say that planetary warming will increase snowfall in Antarctica. Image credit: Eli Duke / CC BY-SA 2.0. Researchers have long suspected that snowfall in Antarctica increases during planetary warming and the impact of so much snow tied up on land would have a negative...

Sep 20, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A series of climate simulations, co-led by Dr Camille Contoux of the Bjerknes Center for Climate Research in Bergen, Norway, suggests that the desertification...

May 29, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a team of scientists from the United States, Finland, Australia and Germany, the Antarctic Ice Sheet began melting about 5,000 years earlier...

Mar 7, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a new study led by Dr Christina Chronopoulou from the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, the open air plays of the ancient Greeks...

Nov 6, 2013 by Sci-News.com

Researchers reporting in the journal Climate of the Past have identified regions of Antarctica they say could record the past 1.5 million years of Earth’s...

Oct 24, 2013 by Sci-News.com

Radiocarbon dating of ancient moss clumps on Baffin Island in the Eastern Canadian Arctic suggests that local summer temperatures during the past 100 years...

Sep 17, 2013 by Enrico de Lazaro

Simulating paleoclimates in the Sahara region, a team of researchers from Germany and United Kingdom has found evidence of three major river systems that...

Aug 15, 2013 by Sci-News.com

According to a large multinational team of researchers, West Antarctica began emerging from the last Ice Age about 20,000 to 22,000 years ago, well before...

Jul 22, 2013 by Sci-News.com

According to researchers reporting in the journal Nature Geoscience, global warmings between 5 – 3 million years ago may have caused parts of the...

Jun 6, 2013 by Sci-News.com

According to research led by Dr Magali Pujol from the University of Lorraine in France, bubbles of water found in Archaean hydrothermal quartz in Australia...

Apr 12, 2013 by Sci-News.com

A giant mass of warm water that stretched out from Indonesia over to Africa and South America about 4 million years ago suggests current climate models...

Mar 28, 2013 by Sci-News.com

Chicxulub, an asteroid that collided with the Earth 66 million years ago and is believed to wipe out the dinosaurs, may have triggered a global firestorm...

Jun 29, 2012 by Sergio Prostak

A new study of lake sediment cores from Sanak Island in the western Gulf of Alaska has suggested that deglaciation there from the last Ice Age took place...

Jun 25, 2012 by Sci-News.com

A team of US researchers, including NASA scientists, has found that ancient Antarctica was much warmer and wetter than previously suspected. This artist's...

Jun 12, 2012 by Enrico de Lazaro

An international team of researchers has discovered melt-glass material in a thin layer of sedimentary rock in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Syria....

May 28, 2012 by Sci-News.com

A new study has revealed that it took about 10 million years for Earth to recover from the greatest mass extinction of all time. End-Permian Earth (Christine...

Apr 6, 2012 by James Freeman

A team of scientists has established a clear cause-and-effect relationship between rising levels of carbon dioxide and global warming that ended the last...

Feb 1, 2012 by Sci-News.com

A team of UK researchers has revealed how the arrival of the first plants 470 million years ago triggered a series of ice ages. The moss Physcomitrella...

Jan 6, 2012 by Enrico de Lazaro

For the first time, Canadian researchers have suggested that the Earth’s most severe mass extinction was caused by an influx of mercury into the eco-system. In...

Nov 30, 2011 by Sci-News.com

Scientists from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that the atmosphere of Earth just 500 million years after its creation was not a methane-filled...