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Paleoclimatology is the study of climate prior to the widespread availability of records of temperature, precipitation and other instrumental data. NOAA is particularly interested in the last few thousand years because this is the best dated, best sampled part of the past climatic record and can help us establish the range of natural climatic variability in a period prior to global-scale human influence.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-07-29 18:24:01
Description Paleoclimatology is the study of climate prior to the widespread availability of records of temperature, precipitation and other instrumental data. NOAA is particularly interested in the last few thousand years because this is the best dated, best sampled part of the past climatic record and can help us establish the range of natural climatic variability in a period prior to global-scale human influence.
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Source NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
Keyword Carbon cycle, Greenhouse gasses, Aerosols, Climate variability and change, Ozone
Date Of Record Creation 2010-07-29 18:19:00
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Date Last Modified 2011-07-29 12:56:08
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-07-29 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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