Oxygen isotope ratio cycle

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Oxygen isotope ratio cycle are cyclical variations in the ratio of the abundance of oxygen with an atomic mass of 18 to the abundance of oxygen with an atomic mass of 16 present in some substances, such as polar ice or calcite in ocean core samples. The ratio is linked to water temperature of ancient oceans, which in turn reflects ancient climates. Cycles in the ratio mirror climate changes in geologic history.


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  • Wikipedia See Oxygen isotope ratio cycle [1]

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