Articles tagged "precession"

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Study reveals ice ages over the last million years ended when the tilt angle of the Earth's axis was approaching higher values

A new study published recently in Science reveals that ice ages over the last million years ended when the tilt angle of the Earth's axis was approaching higher values. During these periods, longer and more intense summers caused the huge ice sheets to melt in...

March 15, 2020

changes in the ocean atmosphere system south pacific

Changes in South Pacific high-altitude winds have significant effects on the Antarctic Circumpolar Current's intensity and position

A recently published study showed findings that in the past million years, the high-altitude winds of the southern westerly wind belt - which spans nearly half the Earth - did not behave as uniformly over the Southern Pacific, as initially assumed. The researchers...

November 16, 2019