First plants cooled the Ordovician

Lenton, Timothy M., Crouch, Michael, Johnson, Martin, Pires, Nuno and Dolan, Liam (2012) First plants cooled the Ordovician. Nature Geoscience, 5 (2). pp. 86-89. ISSN 1752-0894

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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.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2013 12:04
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 21:59
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/43669
DOI: 10.1038/ngeo1390

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