"Orbital Pacemaker of Climate and Sea Level" will be presented by St. Lawrence University Associate Professor of Geology Antun Husinec at the next Clarkson University Science Cafe at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Best Western University Inn Rushton Room, 90 E. Main St. in Canton, N.Y., and at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the St. Lawrence Valley Roasters & Jernabi Coffeehouse, 11 Maple St. in Potsdam, N.Y.
Sedimentary record indicates that Earth’s climate has been characterized by cyclical change throughout its geological history, drifting from hot “greenhouse” periods with high sea levels, to extremely cold “icehouse” intervals with extensive ice sheets and polar ice caps.
Superimposed on these long-term oscillations are orbitally paced cycles that are critical for our understanding of Earth’s climate evolution. Join Husinec as he discusses the fascinating area of paleoclimatic and paleoceanographic research.
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Find out more about Clarkson's Science Cafe at http://www.clarkson.edu/sciencecafe.
Email Daniel ben-Avraham at ScienceCafe@clarkson.edu with any questions or suggestions for future Science Cafe topics.