Definition of paleotemperature in English:

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paleotemperature

Pronunciation: /ˌpālēōˈtemp(ə)rəCHər/ Pronunciation: /-ˌCHo͝or/

noun

Geology
The temperature or mean temperature of a locality at a time in the geological past.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: pa·le·o·tem·per·a·ture

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