By M. C. Boulter (auth.), Michael C. Boulter, Helen C. Fisher (eds.)
Fifty million years in the past, the Arctic Ocean used to be a hot sea, bounded by way of lush plants of the warm-temperate beaches of Scandinavia, Siberia, Alaska and the Northwest Territories. Wind and storms have been infrequent simply because Atlantic climate structures had now not constructed yet, as this day, polar day size extra a antagonistic point to this another way tranquil climate.
With the help of scientists from the entire international locations on the subject of the Arctic Circle, this booklet describes the palaeontology, the statistical research of vegetational positive aspects, comparisons with atmospheric, marine, and geological beneficial properties and a few of the 1st versions of plant migration constructed from newly developed databases.
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Ruddiman and Kutzbach (1990) and Kutzbach et al. (1993) inferred a causal link between large Neogene topographic changes and climate. y. which may have triggered the Pliocene-Pleistocene ice ages. Their analysis has been questioned by Molnar and England (1990) who argued that much of the evidence for rapid uplift is caused by the climatic change. Neither the combined geographic and topographic changes modelled by Barron (1985) nor Ruddiman and Kutzbach (1990) explain the pattern of the large magnitude cooling in the late Cenozoic satisfactorily, whereas the impact of Fennoscandian uplift has not yet been modelled.
Cenozoic Plants and Climates of the Arctic by M. C. Boulter (auth.), Michael C. Boulter, Helen C. Fisher (eds.)