Paléoclimats et mécanismes climatiques


fr Comptes Rendus Palevol 5 (1-2) - Pages 27-34

Published on 28 February 2006

This article is a part of the thematic issue Climates - Culture - Society in prehistoric times. From the appearance of hominids to the Neolithic.

Paléoclimats et mécanismes climatiques

Two mechanisms are described here, which generated the two main types of palaeoclimates – warm and cold – having affected the whole Earth from the post-Mesozoic cooling and the creation of the Gulf Stream (the latter having imposed alternations of warm periods and glaciations in the Northern Hemisphere since the Pliocene times.


Palaeoclimates, isotopes, Gulf Stream, glaciations, insolation variations, tectonics, volcanoes, ocean

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