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Geophysicists Ponder Ancient Chills and Elusive Quakes

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Science  20 Jun 1997:
Vol. 276, Issue 5320, pp. 1792-1793
DOI: 10.1126/science.276.5320.1792

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BALTIMORE-- Researchers at the spring meeting of the American Geophysical Union offered new insights into the workings of climate and also of earthquakes. A series of reports focused new attention on "silent" earthquakes--which happen so slowly that they don't produce seismic waves--and a new climate model suggested some middle ground in a dispute over how much the tropics cooled during the ice age. (Also see briefings in last week's issue.)