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How Do Scientists Study Ancient Climates?

August 21, 2018
Paleoclimatologists study ancient climates by looking for clues in Earth’s natural environmental records.

How Can Tree Rings Teach Us About Climate?

August 14, 2018
Scientists can determine many aspects of the climate a tree lived in for hundreds of years from its rings.

What Are Proxy Data?

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

What Is Paleoclimatology?

August 6, 2018
Paleoclimatology is the study of ancient climates, prior to the widespread availability of instrumental records.