paleotemperature

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paleo- +‎ temperature

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paleotemperature (plural paleotemperatures)

  1. (geology) The temperature at a location in the geologic past
    • 1999, S.N. Thomson et al., “Miocene high-pressure metamorphic rocks of Crete, Greece”, in Uwe Ring editor, Exhumation Processes[1], ISBN 1862390320, page 95:
      It is thus possible to use the position of the data on the profile to estimate the palaeotemperature of each sample at 40 Ma.

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