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Milankovitch

Using Milankovitch Cycles to create high-resolution astrochronologies

Using Milankovitch Cycles to create high-resolution astrochronologies

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Milutin Milankovitch’s first paper about Earth’s climate. Milankovitch argued that the amount of solar radiation Earth receives, and hence its climate, varies cyclically as its orbit changes due to gravitational tugs from the other planets. His climate theory fell into disrepute during the 1950’s but was rehabilitated in the 1970’s.   Today, many peopl ...[Read More]