|A Paleo Perspective on Global Warming|
NOAA's Paleoclimatology Program is working with scientists from around the world to study past climate in hopes of achieving a better understanding of the Earth's present and future climate. This site was developed to help educate, inform and highlight the importance of paleoclimate research; as well as to show how paleoclimate research relates to global warming and other important issues of climate variability and change. There are two sections to this site: the Story and the Data. The story gives the user a background on climate issues and the scienctific study of climate variability. The goal of the Data section is to offer a comprehensive look at the instrumental and paleoclimatic data that tells us how the Earth's temperature has changed over the past years to the millennia. A Spanish translation is available.
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Information presented on these pages is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-167
This resource is referenced by 'Earth Science Sites of the Week Archive'
This resource is referenced by 'National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Paleoclimatology Program'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: C. Mark Eakin
NOAA Paleoclimatology Program and Director
Contact: Mark McCaffrey
University of Colorado