A review of terrestrial and marine climates in the Cretaceous with implications for modelling the `Greenhouse Earth'

@inproceedings{Spicer1992ARO,
  title={A review of terrestrial and marine climates in the Cretaceous with implications for modelling the `Greenhouse Earth'},
  author={Robert A Spicer and Richard M. Corfield},
  year={1992}
}
From the unique perspective of the geological record, it appears that the ‘Greenhouse Earth’ was a feature of climate for up to 80 % of the last 500 Ma, and that therefore our present glacially dominated climate is an anomaly. The Cretaceous in particular was a time of global warmth, an extreme greenhouse world apparently warmer than our current Earth. The geological record provides perspective and constraints against which the success of climate models can be evaluated. At present there are no… CONTINUE READING

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