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Wobbly Planet Means Climatologists Need To Rethink Long-Term Study Of Sea-Level Variations

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January 22, 1998
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University Of Toronto
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A grad student at the University of Toronto uses numerical simulations to show how long-term changes in the orientation of the Earth's rotation axis, or "wobbling" of the planet, can produce sea-level variations which exceed 100 metres. His figures tell us that the classic interpretation of those sea-level variations as used in the reconstruction of long-term changes in the Earth's chemical evolution and climate may have to be re-evaluated.

Researchers at the University of Toronto say it may be time to reconsider a conventional method of reconstructing long-term changes in the Earth's chemical evolution and climate based on sea-level variations.


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University Of Toronto. "Wobbly Planet Means Climatologists Need To Rethink Long-Term Study Of Sea-Level Variations." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 22 January 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/01/980122154147.htm>.
University Of Toronto. (1998, January 22). Wobbly Planet Means Climatologists Need To Rethink Long-Term Study Of Sea-Level Variations. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/01/980122154147.htm
University Of Toronto. "Wobbly Planet Means Climatologists Need To Rethink Long-Term Study Of Sea-Level Variations." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/01/980122154147.htm (accessed April 17, 2014).

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