quinta-feira, 21 de junho de 2012

Ancient Warming Greened Antarctica, Study Finds

This artist's rendition created from a photograph of Antarctica
shows what Antarctica possibly looked like during
the middle Miocene epoch, based on pollen fossil data.
(Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Dr. Philip Bart, LSU)
ScienceDaily (June 17, 2012) — A new university-led study with NASA participation finds ancient Antarctica was much warmer and wetter than previously suspected. The climate was suitable to support substantial vegetation -- including stunted trees -- along the edges of the frozen continent.

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