Past climates Key Words

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Climatologist
A scientist who is an expert in clime and climate change
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Glacials
Cold Periods
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Interglacials
Warm Periods
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Stratosphere
The upper layer of the atmosphere (above 10km)
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Milankovitch Cycles
The three changes which alter the amount of sunlight reaching the earth
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Sunspots
Black areas on the surface of the sun
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Little Ice Age
Started in 1350 when the climate became colder and winters longer
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Food Chains
A chain of names linked by arrows showing what species feeds on. It always starts with a plant
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Megafauna
Big animals weighing over 40kg e.g. woolly mammoth
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Extinction
When a species dies out
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Greenhouse Effect
The way gases in the atmosphere trap heat from the sun
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Thermal Expansion
As glaciers and ice sheets melt the sea levels rise and it warms up
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Desertification
The process of an are turning to desert
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Cold Periods

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Glacials

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Warm Periods

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The upper layer of the atmosphere (above 10km)

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The three changes which alter the amount of sunlight reaching the earth

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