The temperature or mean temperature of a locality at a time in the geological past.
- In this Port Waikato example, samples successively closer to the modern coastline experienced progressively higher palaeotemperatures in the past.
- Palaeothermal data provide no evidence for elevated Palaeogene palaeotemperatures indicative of deeper burial, and thus question the basis of Palaeogene exhumation.
- He developed a means of inferring marine paleotemperatures over geologic time by measuring the oxygen isotope ratios of carbonates in marine sediments.
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