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Ethiopia's Climate 27 Million Years Ago Had Higher Rainfall, Warmer Soil
October 22, 2009
Thirty million years ago, Ethiopia had warmer soil temperatures, higher rainfall and different atmospheric circulation patterns than it does today, according to new research on fossil soils found in the Central African nation. Neil J. Tabor, associate professor of Earth sciences at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and an expert in sedimentology and isotope geochemistry, calculated past climate using oxygen and hydrogen isotopes in minerals from fossil soils.
Southern Methodist University
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