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Paleoceanography & Climate

How has Earth’s climate varied in the past, and why?

How have earth surface temperature, the hydrologic cycle, and global biogeochemical cycles changed as part of this climate variability?

What is the ocean’s role in natural climate change, and how are the oceans likely to respond to future changes in Earth’s climate, both natural and anthropogenic?

The thirty-plus members of the Paleoceanography Group at WHOI use natural archives—sediment cores, corals, glacial ice—and state-of-the-art analytical tools to understand climate-linked changes in the circulation, biology, and chemistry of the oceans.

To learn more, go to the Paleoceanography Group website.