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Paleobarometers On The Wing: Fossil Mayflies Can Be Used To "Weigh" Ancient Atmospheres, Cornell Geologist Says

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December 15, 1999
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Cornell University
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Millions of years before humans invented the barometer to measure atmospheric pressure, a primitive winged insect was experimentally measuring air's density and leaving barometer readings in the fossil record, according to a Cornell University geologist.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Millions of years before humans invented the barometer to measure atmospheric pressure, a primitive winged insect was experimentally measuring air's density and leaving barometer readings in the fossil record, according to a Cornell University geologist.


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