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500,000-year temperature record challenges ice age theory

Fact Sheet 007-94

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Abstract

Just outside the searing heat of Death Valley lies Devils Hole (fig. 1), a fault-created cave that harbors two remnants of the Earth's great ice ages. The endangered desert pupfish (Cyprinodon diabolis) has long made its home in the cave. A 500,000-year record of the planet's climate that challenges a widely accepted theory explaining the ice ages also has been preserved in Devils Hole.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
500,000-year temperature record challenges ice age theory
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
007-94
Year Published:
1994
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Description:
2 p.
Country:
United States
Other Geospatial:
Death Valley;Devils Hole