Palaeoclimatology is the study of climates in the Earth's past.

Keywords: palaeoclimatology; sedimentary rocks; fossils; geochemistry

Further Reading

Bradley RS (1999) Palaeoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary. London: Academic Press.

Mutti M and Weissert H (1995) Triassic monsoonal climate and its signature in Ladinian‐Carnian carbonate platforms (southern Alps, Italy). Journal of Sedimentary Research B65: 357–367.

Parrish JT (1998) Interpreting Pre‐Quaternary Palaeoclimate from the Geologic Record. New York: Columbia University Press.

Spaulding WG (1990) Vegetational and climatic development of the Mojave Desert: The Last Glacial Maximum to the present. In: Betancourt JL, Van Devender TR and Martin PS (eds) Packrat Middens, pp. 166–199. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Wolfe JA (1995) Palaeoclimatic estimates from Tertiary leaf assemblages. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 23: 119–142.

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Parrish, Judith Totman(Apr 2001) Palaeoclimatology. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0001634]