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Department
Geology
Course
GEOL 2207
Professor
B.Ward
Semester
Summer

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Orbital Controls on climate  Milankovitch Cycles: Radiation variations o Related to orbital oscillations o The problem he had was getting people to listen to him  Obliquity (tilt): ~40ka cycle o Amount of earth’s axis is tilted; sometimes more, sometimes less  Precession of Equinoxes: ~22 ka cycle o Where the seasons are as it goes around the sun; Earth’s orbit isn’t completely circular; how close it is to the sun can have an effect on climate  E
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