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Mummified Trees Could Take Climate Scientists Back to the Future

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Photo of Quttinirpaaq National Park, which is dominated by glaciers and tundra vegetation.

The landscape of Quttinirpaaq National Park is dominated by glaciers and sparse high-arctic tundra vegetation.

Credit: Joel Barker, Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University


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Photo of mummified leaves found in the sediment at the mummified forest deposit.

Researchers have found mummified leaves in the sediment of the mummified forest deposit at the Quttinirpaaq National Park.

Credit: Joel Barker, Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University


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Photo of very narrow growth rings indicating growth in a very harsh environment.

The mummified trees have very narrow growth rings, indicating a very harsh environment during their lifetime.

Credit: Joel Barker, Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University


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