Thick loess deposits reveal Quaternary climatic changes

  • Ian Smalley
  • Endeavour, January 1997, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/s0160-9327(97)01004-1

Ancient climates revealed by the study of loess deposits

What is it about?

John Hardcastle in Timaru, in the South Island of New Zealand, invented paslaeoclimatology in 1890 by studying the nature of loess deposits. He pointed out that the loess deposit acted as a 'climate register' ;he made the first significant observations in palaeoclimatology.

Why is it important?

We need to know about climate change

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