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Kink in the thermometer

Temperature estimates derived from isotopes in polar ice cores reveal much about Earth's past climate. According to the latest analysis, interglacial periods were rather warmer than previously thought.

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Figure 1: Temperature-isotope relationships.

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Noone, D. Kink in the thermometer. Nature 462, 295–296 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/462295a

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