Trends, rhythms, and aberrations in global climate 65 Ma to present.

  title={Trends, rhythms, and aberrations in global climate 65 Ma to present.},
  author={James C. Zachos and M. C. Pagani and Lea Sloan and Ellen Thomas and Katharina Billups},
  volume={292 5517},
Since 65 million years ago (Ma), Earth's climate has undergone a significant and complex evolution, the finer details of which are now coming to light through investigations of deep-sea sediment cores. This evolution includes gradual trends of warming and cooling driven by tectonic processes on time scales of 10(5) to 10(7) years, rhythmic or periodic cycles driven by orbital processes with 10(4)- to 10(6)-year cyclicity, and rare rapid aberrant shifts and extreme climate transients with… CONTINUE READING
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