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Cave Deposits

Going Batty for Ancient Climate Data

November 2, 2018
NCEI just archived its first paleoclimate dataset that reconstructs ancient climate conditions using bat guano.

How Can Little Critters Teach Us About Climate?

August 9, 2018
Pack rats gather plant materials and accumulate them in dry caves and crevices, where they are preserved for thousands of years.

How Can Caves Teach Us About Climate?

August 14, 2018
One of nature’s awe-inspiring creations, caves and their rock formations provide a unique glimpse into Earth’s past climate.

What Are Proxy Data?

August 24, 2018
In paleoclimatology, the study of past climates, scientists use “proxy” data to reconstruct past climate conditions.