Paleoclimatology Why is it important?. Angela Colbert Climate Modeling Group October 24, 2011. What is Paleoclimatology?. The study of past climates. Use proxies to reconstruct temperature and other records Use models to try to test theories to explain the proxy records Proxy Examples
PaleoclimatologyWhy is it important?
Climate Modeling Group
October 24, 2011
Holocene Began ~ 10,000 years ago
Last Glacial Maximum ~ 21,000 years ago
Pleistocene – Last Glacial Period
Pliocene – Last Non-Glacial Period
Amy will discuss this more later!