Sunday, August 1, 2021
Home Climate411 How ancient dust from the sea floor helps to explain climate history

How ancient dust from the sea floor helps to explain climate history

-

During the last Ice Age about 20,000 years ago, iron-containing dust acted as a fertilizer for marine phytoplankton in the South Pacific, promoting CO2 sequestration and thus the glacial cooling of the Earth. But where did the dust come from? Researchers led by Dr. Torben Struve, geoscientist at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, have investigated this open question of climate history, which is also relevant with respect to current climate change.

- Advertisment -

Related Articles

ECOSTRESS Data Incorporated Into New Wildfire Response Tool

ECOSTRESS measures surface temperature from the vantage point of the International Space Station, and its ability to observe fires of the Northwest US often...

“Off Target”: Bad Economics of the Climate Crusade (mitigation not supported by mainstream analysis)

Why is such a temperature change bad? I can walk across the street and not notice the temperature change of the accumulated warming of the...

Extreme Weather In 1971

I defy anybody to claim that this year’s weather has been any worse: