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7. Reconstructing the past and weathering the future

7. Reconstructing the past and weathering the future  

Rob Ellam

in Isotopes: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2016
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May 2016
eISBN: 
9780191790737
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723622.003.0007
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chapter
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9780198723622
7. Reconstructing the past and weathering the future Abstract 18 O composition of the seawater in which they grew. These microfossils are found in sea bed sediment cores, and a lot of information from these oxygen isotope records can be extracted. ‘Reconstructing the past and weathering the future’ looks at the methodology used in palaeoclimate studies and explains gain and phase modelling and Milankovitch orbital cycles. Similar isotope temperature records have been constructed from polar ice cores. Atmospheric CO 2 composition can be reconstructed from the amount of CO 2 dissolved in the ice. A new sub-discipline of
RocksA Very Short Introduction

Rocks: A Very Short Introduction  

Jan Zalasiewicz

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780191792588
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725190.001.0001
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book
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9780198725190
A Very Short Introduction
2. Rocky planets

2. Rocky planets  

David A. Rothery

in Planets: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777622
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573509.003.0003
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9780199573509
2. Rocky planets
9. Ice cores, abrupt climate shifts, and ecosystem change

9. Ice cores, abrupt climate shifts, and ecosystem change  

Jamie Woodward

in The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2014
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Jan 2014
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9780191779671
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199580699.003.0010
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9780199580699
9. Ice cores, abrupt climate shifts, and ecosystem change
5. Doing Antarctic science

5. Doing Antarctic science  

Klaus Dodds

in The Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778438
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697687.003.0005
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9780199697687
5. Doing Antarctic science
5. Rocks in the deep

5. Rocks in the deep  

Jan Zalasiewicz

in Rocks: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191792588
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725190.003.0005
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9780198725190
5. Rocks in the deep Abstract It is over 6,000 km to the centre of the Earth, but our direct experience of its rocks goes to little more than 3 km below the surface in the deepest mines on Earth. ‘Rocks in the deep’ shows that we can find out more by assessing rock fragments brought from deeper levels by tectonic or volcanic processes; by analysing patterns of change in the gravitational and magnetic fields; by detecting seismic waves that have travelled through the Earth; or by recreating conditions of the deep Earth in the laboratory. It describes what is
8. Human-made rocks

8. Human-made rocks  

Jan Zalasiewicz

in Rocks: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191792588
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725190.003.0008
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9780198725190
8. Human-made rocks Abstract As minerals have evolved, so have the rocks that they make up. ‘Human-made rocks’ explains that we are entering a remarkable new phase of history that is of planetary—and perhaps wider—importance. Humans have begun to modify the chemistry and mineralogy of the Earth’s surface, and this has included the manufacture of many new types of mineral, mineral compounds, and mineraloids such as extracting metals from ores and creating plastics and glass. Humans have created new rock types including bricks, ceramics, cement, and concrete. These, along with our subterranean activities and the potential ‘technofossils’ of all that
3. Deep Earth

3. Deep Earth  

Martin Redfern

in The Earth: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775734
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803078.003.0003
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9780192803078
3. Deep Earth
3. Regulation

3. Regulation  

Tim Lenton

in Earth System Science: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2016
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Feb 2016
eISBN: 
9780191788338
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198718871.003.0003
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9780198718871
3. Regulation
5. Anthropocene

5. Anthropocene  

Tim Lenton

in Earth System Science: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2016
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Feb 2016
eISBN: 
9780191788338
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198718871.003.0005
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9780198718871
5. Anthropocene

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