Climatic Optimum

climatic optimum

[klī′mad·ik ′äp·tə·məm]
(climatology)
The period in history (about 5000-2500 B.C.) during which temperatures were warmer than at present in nearly all parts of the world.

Climatic Optimum

 

the warmest time in every warm climatic phase of the Anthropogenic (Quaternary) period. The climatic optimum can be distinguished for all the interglacials as well as for the Holocene (postglacial climatic optimum).

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php) as climate conditions shifted , a warming period known as the Miocene Climatic Optimum.
We arerising from the Maunder Minimumcold period, which followed the Lesser Climatic Optimum, when temperatures were higher than now, in about 1,000 AD.
The Miocene Climatic Optimum (MCO), recorded ~17 to 15 Ma, represents one of the warmest periods of the last 30 million years (Zachos et al.
Dinoflagellates, cercozoa, eustigmatophytes, and haptophyte algae responded most dramatically to the gradual increase in salinity after the latest marine reconnection and during the warm and moist mid-Holocene climatic optimum.
The Holocene marine layer's maximum extension represents the paleoshoreline during the Holocene climatic optimum (4000BC), when the sea level was at its highest.
Like other Siberian researchers, Khlobystin recognizes that any humans in far northern Siberia removed southward during the cold period (roughly correlated with the Younger Dryas) that followed the interstadial, leaving the region unpopulated until warmed by the climatic optimum.
2003 Environmental changes during the Holocene climatic optimum in central Europe--human impact and natural causes.
He notes that the Climatic Optimum (9000 to 4000 BC) was the period of the invention of agriculture, the building of cities, and the transition from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age.
Specifically, our goals were (1) to evaluate the influence of the most significant climatic trends on forest development at tree line prior, during, and after the Second Climatic Optimum (Lamb 1977) until about the Little Ice Age ([approximately equal to] AD 1580) where such data are available (Payette et al.
Playing the climate movei back a little farther, the GISP 2 ice will offer a portrait of the climatic optimum, a time about 7,000 years ago when civilization experienced its warmest period ever.
The fact is that the planet, mainly influenced by solar and volcanic activity will have periods of warmer and colder weather, in the Little ,or Lesser Climatic Optimum around 1000 AD and the period around the birth of Christ the temperatures were much higher than now yet Co2 was lower.