Frontiers in Earth Sciences
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Paleoclimatology

Editors: Ramstein, G., Landais, A., Bouttes, N., Sepulchre, P., Govin, A. (Eds.)

  • Takes a comprehensive approach to the study of paleoclimatology, with contributions from specialists of each field
  • Describes the climate of the Earth from deep time to the future
  • Covers terrestrial data, paleoceanographic data and ice sheet records
  • Gathers a large variety of different proxies within one book 
  • Uses all different techniques from geochronology and proxy data reconstruction to obtain quantitative reconstruction of climate from pole to equator
  • Improves our understanding of the state of the art in modelling each component of the Earth climate system
  • Explores a very large time span in modelling the Earth’s climate from Precambrian to future climate
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This two-volume book provides a comprehensive, detailed understanding of paleoclimatology beginning by describing the “proxy data” from which quantitative climate parameters are reconstructed and finally by developing a comprehensive Earth system model able to simulate past climates of the Earth. It compiles contributions from specialists in each field who each have an in-depth knowledge of their particular area of expertise.
The first volume is devoted to “Finding, dating and interpreting the evidence”. It describes the different geo-chronological technical methods used in paleoclimatology. Different fields of geosciences such as: stratigraphy, magnetism, dendrochronology, sedimentology, are drawn from and proxy reconstructions from ice sheets, terrestrial (speleothems, lakes, and vegetation) and oceanic data, are used to reconstruct the ancient climates of the Earth.

The second volume, entitled “Investigation into ancient climates,” focuses on building comprehensive models of past climate evolution. The chapters are based on understanding the processes driving the evolution of each component of the Earth system (atmosphere, ocean, ice). This volume provides both an analytical understanding of each component using a hierarchy of models (from conceptual to very sophisticated 3D general circulation models) and a synthetic approach incorporating all of these components to explore the evolution of the Earth as a global system.

As a whole this book provides the reader with a complete view of data reconstruction and modeling of the climate of the Earth from deep time to present day with even an excursion to include impacts on future climate.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Paleoclimatology
Editors
  • Gilles Ramstein
  • Amaelle Landais
  • Nathaelle Bouttes
  • Pierre Sepulchre
  • Aline Govin
Series Title
Frontiers in Earth Sciences
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24982-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24981-6
Series ISSN
1863-4621
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 800
Number of Illustrations
160 b/w illustrations, 100 illustrations in colour
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