Milankovitch Variations

This figure shows the various astronomic cycles that influence long-term global climate cycles (Milankovitch cycles), plotted on the same time scale for easy comparison.

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Robert A. Rohde

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Students can calculate frequency of each cycle from the figure using a ruler and working out the 'scale.'

Different student groups could each plot the original datasets and discuss; this figure could be later provided as an easy takeaway summary of their efforts.

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