By Eric J. Barron (auth.), A. Berger, S. Schneider, J. Cl. Duplessy (eds.)
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As the model results and theory concerning the atmospheric circulation with a reduced temperature gradient. the oxygen isotopic data. the eolian sediment data and the paleobotanical data are not consistent. The hypotheses related to Eocene climate are largely untested with physical models. but the stage is set to consider the plausibility of a climate dominated by the ocean. Certainly. the potential for climatic change through the role of the ocean. and even interaction and coupling of the ocean-atmosphere system, are largely unknown.
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Instead, the results focused on three open questions: Are the differences between the model results and Cretaceous observations a product of (a) model limitations, (b) data limitations, or (c) the need for additional climatic forcing factors. These three limitations are ubiquitous in paleoclimatic studies, but they provide a useful framework for further investigation. The data supporting the interpretation of extreme Cretaceous warmth and inability of models to achieve this warmth have fostered a variety of research directions and have established areas of needed new research: (1) The most severe model limitation is the inadequate coupling of the ocean-atmosphere system.
Climate and Geo-Sciences: A Challenge for Science and Society in the 21st Century by Eric J. Barron (auth.), A. Berger, S. Schneider, J. Cl. Duplessy (eds.)