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First plants cooled the Ordovician


Lenton, Timothy M; Crouch, Michael; Johnson, Martin; Pires, Nuno; Dolan, Liam (2012). First plants cooled the Ordovician. Nature Geoscience, 5(2):86-89.

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The Late Ordovician period, ending 444 million years ago, was marked by the onset of glaciations. The expansion of non-vascular land plants accelerated chemical weathering and may have drawn down enough atmospheric carbon dioxide to trigger the growth of ice sheets.

Abstract

The Late Ordovician period, ending 444 million years ago, was marked by the onset of glaciations. The expansion of non-vascular land plants accelerated chemical weathering and may have drawn down enough atmospheric carbon dioxide to trigger the growth of ice sheets.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
07 Faculty of Science > Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center
Dewey Decimal Classification:580 Plants (Botany)
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:22 Feb 2013 12:38
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:32
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:1752-0894
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo1390

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