COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Changes in climate linked to atmosphere and orbit
Description: Some new research takes up the tale of climate change with reference to what likely caused the extensive ice sheet in Antarctica to form. New evidence suggests that a 40 percent drop in carbon dioxide concentrations in the ancient atmosphere was the driving force that led to the formation of the Antarctic ice sheet. In a span of 100,000 years the whole region around the South Pole was transformed. [Source: Washington State University]
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Source: Washington State University
Publish Date: 1/31/2012
Reading Level: Basic
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