Navigation Links
Fossilized Midges can Predict Climate Change: Study

Researchers attached with six British universities have concluded that fossilized midges have the potential to predict climate change in the future .

According to experts at the University of Liverpool, the University of Swansea; the Open University; the University of Exeter; the Edge Hill University and the University College London, two episodes of abrupt climate change suggest that the climate in the United Kingdom is not as stable as was previously thought.

The episodes were discovered at a study in Hawes Water in Northern Lancashire, where the team used a unique combination of isotope studies and analysis of fossilised midge heads. Together they indicated where the climate shifts occurred and the temperature of the atmosphere at the time.

Research suggests that the first shift detected occurred around 9,000 years ago and the second around 8,000 years ago, and that these shifts were due to changes in the Gulf Stream, which normally keeps the UK climate warm and wet.

During each shift the North West climate cooled with an average summer temperature fall of 1.6 degrees - approximately three times the amount of temperature change currently attributed to global warming.

Scientists found that the atmosphere cooled rapidly and cold periods lasted up to 50 years for one event and 150 years for the other.

The detection of these events will allow experts to understand more clearly what can happen when the climate system is disturbed.

Professor Jim Marshall, from the University's Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, said: "We have monitored the modern environment of the lake for the past eight years and this has shown us how to read the past climate record from the ancient mud in the lake. Isotope analysis helped us identify the episodes of climate change."

He said that fossilised heads of non-biting midges can indicate the temperature of the mud at the time of its deposit.

Scientists believe that this new data will provided a unique test for the global climate computer models that are being used to simulate future climate change.

The research is published in Geology.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Virus Level could Predict Cervical Cancer Risk
2. Long-Term Survival can be Predicted by a Simple Lung Test
3. White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk
4. Predictable genes
5. Restricted Activity Predicts Disability
6. Fitness Level Predicts Stroke
7. Elevated LDL levels in Childhood could be Predictors of Heart Disease
8. Brain Scans Help Predict Alzheimers Disease
9. Predictors for Type 2 Diabetes
10. Understanding The Predictors Of Prostate Cancer
11. Midlife Brain Activity a Predictor Of Alzheimer’s Diseas
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... Medicare doesn’t have the authority ... gouging for their prescription drugs, according to a new comparison of drug plans ... our behalf, there’s no consistency in drug pricing among drug plans,” states TSCL’s ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... ... “Finn Mouseson”: follows the exciting story of a mouse as the need for adventure ... journey that will show that friends are to be gathered but home is always ... Melody Gersonde-Mickelson, who has earned a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... “The Financial Favor of God; Second Edition”: a ... Second Edition” is the creation of published author, Brooks Rathell. , “We typically hear ... to you about the financial favor of God. Not only does it exist, but ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... NY (PRWEB) , ... September 19, 2017 , ... ... announced today the addition of strategic marketing leader, Denise Flannery, to its strategic ... Marketing, Brand and Management Consultant, Denise will work with clients across different industries ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... September 19, 2017 , ... ... organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community ... will return to Texas as a part of its national Swirl: A Wine ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/9/2017)... 9, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... endpoint data for lasmiditan, an investigational, oral, first-in-class molecule ... significant improvements compared to placebo in the Phase 3 ... the 18th Congress of the International Headache Society (IHC) ... data presented today demonstrate lasmiditan,s potential to reduce pain ...
(Date:9/7/2017)... Caris Life Sciences, a leading innovator ... of precision medicine, today announced results from two ... molecular profiling approach in guiding therapeutic strategies in ... (CGP+) with Caris Molecular Intelligence ® to ... level, leading to more therapeutic options and improved ...
(Date:9/7/2017)... , Sept. 7, 2017   BioLife Solutions , Inc. ... marketer of proprietary clinical grade cell and tissue hypothermic ... that Mike Rice , President and CEO, will be ... Rodman & Renshaw 19 th Annual Global ... time (12:25 p.m. Pacific time). The conference is being held ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: