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Title: Climatic fluctuations of the Ice Age

Abstract

This is a review of Burkhard Frenzel's book by R.E. Newell, Frenzel's book is an absolute mine of information on paleoclimatology. The findings from some 856 references are carefully distilled and a synthesis made of the changing climatic patterns over Europe and Asia during the six warm and six cold periods prior to the present warm period, representing a total time of roughly 700,000 years. Some data for North America, South America, New Zealand, and Africa are mentioned but the coverage is only intended to be complete for Europe and Asia. Chapter 1 describes the methods of floral and faunal sequences, lichenometry, dendochronology, varves, carbon 14 clothing, glacial and periglacial sediments, pollen analysis, oxygen isotope analysis, and others. Chapter 2 discusses the various subdivisions of the period selected. Chapter 3 amplifies the problem of simultaneity and illustrates it with application of radiocarbon dates for two short warm periods which occurred during generally cold periods. Chapter 4 is a long, comprehensive discussion of climatic conditions at various times during the last six major climatic oscillations. The fluctuations of climate during the last cold period are debated in Chapter 5 and consideration given to the reality of the various interstadials proposed inmore » the literature. Comments on paleowinds and sea level changes are also included.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5682071
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 56:3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; QUATERNARY PERIOD; CLIMATES; AFRICA; ANIMALS; ASIA; CARBON 14; EUROPE; ISOTOPE DATING; LICHENS; NEW ZEALAND; NORTH AMERICA; OXYGEN ISOTOPES; PLANTS; POLLEN; REVIEWS; SEDIMENTS; SOUTH AMERICA; AGE ESTIMATION; ALGAE; AUSTRALASIA; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; CARBON ISOTOPES; CENOZOIC ERA; DOCUMENT TYPES; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; FUNGI; GAMETES; GEOLOGIC AGES; GERM CELLS; ISOTOPES; LATIN AMERICA; LIGHT NUCLEI; NUCLEI; RADIOISOTOPES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 500100* - Environment, Atmospheric- Basic Studies- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Frenzel, B. Climatic fluctuations of the Ice Age. United States: N. p., 1975. Web.
Frenzel, B. Climatic fluctuations of the Ice Age. United States.
Frenzel, B. Sat . "Climatic fluctuations of the Ice Age". United States.
@article{osti_5682071,
title = {Climatic fluctuations of the Ice Age},
author = {Frenzel, B},
abstractNote = {This is a review of Burkhard Frenzel's book by R.E. Newell, Frenzel's book is an absolute mine of information on paleoclimatology. The findings from some 856 references are carefully distilled and a synthesis made of the changing climatic patterns over Europe and Asia during the six warm and six cold periods prior to the present warm period, representing a total time of roughly 700,000 years. Some data for North America, South America, New Zealand, and Africa are mentioned but the coverage is only intended to be complete for Europe and Asia. Chapter 1 describes the methods of floral and faunal sequences, lichenometry, dendochronology, varves, carbon 14 clothing, glacial and periglacial sediments, pollen analysis, oxygen isotope analysis, and others. Chapter 2 discusses the various subdivisions of the period selected. Chapter 3 amplifies the problem of simultaneity and illustrates it with application of radiocarbon dates for two short warm periods which occurred during generally cold periods. Chapter 4 is a long, comprehensive discussion of climatic conditions at various times during the last six major climatic oscillations. The fluctuations of climate during the last cold period are debated in Chapter 5 and consideration given to the reality of the various interstadials proposed in the literature. Comments on paleowinds and sea level changes are also included.},
doi = {},
journal = {Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 56:3,
place = {United States},
year = {1975},
month = {3}
}