Climate History from Deep Sea Sediments

This activity focuses on reconstructing the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) as an example of a relatively abrupt global warming period. Students access Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) sediment core data with Virtual Ocean software in order to display relevant marine sediments and their biostratigraphy.

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Michael Taber
Cinzia Cervato
William Ryan
Robert Arko
Doug Fils
Victor Fitzjarrald
Earth Exploration Toolbook Chapter
Activity takes three class periods. Computer access required.

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Requires computer, Internet access, and ability to download Virtual Ocean software.