Reconstructing Quaternary Environments
This third edition of Reconstructing Quaternary Environments has been completely revised and updated to provide a new account of the history and scale of environmental changes during the Quaternary. The evidence is extremely diverse ranging from landforms and sediments to fossil assemblages and geochemical data, and includes new data from terrestrial, marine and ice-core records. Dating methods are described and evaluated, while the principles and practices of Quaternary stratigraphy are also discussed. The volume concludes with a new chapter which considers some of the key questions about the nature, causes and consequences of global climatic and environmental change over a range of temporal scales. This synthesis builds on the methods and approaches described earlier in the book to show how a number of exciting ideas that have emerged over the last two decades are providing new insights into the operation of the global earth-ocean-atmosphere system, and are now central to many areas of contemporary Quaternary research.
This comprehensive and dynamic textbook is richly illustrated throughout with full-colour figures and photographs. The book will be of interest to undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals in Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physical Geography, Geology, Botany, Zoology, Ecology, Archaeology and Anthropology
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... the marine oxygen isotope record Correlation between continental, marine and ice core records Longterm correlation on Milankovitch timescales Correlation on subMilankovitch timescales 18.104.22.168 6.4 7 7.1 7.2 7.2.1 7.2.2 7.2.3 7.2.4 7.2.5.
... complexity (EMICs) Transient simulations Palaeodatamodel comparisons Limitations of ESMs The importance of ESMs in Quaternary research Climatic change over Milankovitch timescales Introduction The MidPleistocene Transition (MPT) The ...
... 100 ka Milankovitch climatic cycle 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11.
... of the strength of correlation between the stacked oxygen isotope record and Milankovitch forcing over the past 1 Ma Modelled timeseries of ice volume and Northern Hemisphere subarctic surface air temperatures from 1.5–0.5 Ma, ...
The hypothesis that has attracted the greatest attention is undoubtedly the Astronomical Theory, developed by James Croll a little over 100 years ago and subsequently elaborated by the Serbian geophysicist Milutin Milankovitch.