An astronomically dated record of Earth’s climate and its predictability over the last 66 million years

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Science  11 Sep 2020:
Vol. 369, Issue 6509, pp. 1383-1387
DOI: 10.1126/science.aba6853

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vol. 369 no. 6509 1383-1387

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  • Received for publication December 30, 2019
  • Accepted for publication July 28, 2020
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  1. Thomas Westerhold1,*,
  2. Norbert Marwan2,3,
  3. Anna Joy Drury1,4,
  4. Diederik Liebrand1,
  5. Claudia Agnini5,
  6. Eleni Anagnostou6,
  7. James S. K. Barnet7,8,
  8. Steven M. Bohaty9,
  9. David De Vleeschouwer1,
  10. Fabio Florindo10,11,
  11. Thomas Frederichs1,12,
  12. David A. Hodell13,
  13. Ann E. Holbourn14,
  14. Dick Kroon15,
  15. Vittoria Lauretano16,
  16. Kate Littler7,
  17. Lucas J. Lourens17,
  18. Mitchell Lyle18,
  19. Heiko Pälike1,
  20. Ursula Röhl1,
  21. Jun Tian19,
  22. Roy H. Wilkens20,
  23. Paul A. Wilson9,
  24. James C. Zachos21
  1. 1MARUM–Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen, 28359 Bremen, Germany.
  2. 2Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Member of the Leibniz Association, 14412 Potsdam, Germany.
  3. 3University of Potsdam, Institute of Geosciences, 14469 Potsdam, Germany.
  4. 4Department of Earth Sciences, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK.
  5. 5Dipartimento di Geoscienze, Università degli Studi di Padova, Via Gradenigo 6, I-35131 Padova, Italy.
  6. 6GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel, Wischhofstrasse 1-3, 24148 Kiel, Germany.
  7. 7Camborne School of Mines and Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, UK.
  8. 8School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland, UK.
  9. 9Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK.
  10. 10Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, INGV, Rome, Italy.
  11. 11Institute for Climate Change Solutions, Pesaro e Urbino, Italy.
  12. 12Faculty of Geosciences, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany.
  13. 13Godwin Laboratory for Palaeoclimate Research, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
  14. 14Institute of Geosciences, Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel 24118, Germany.
  15. 15School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.
  16. 16School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TS, UK.
  17. 17Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, Princetonlaan 8a, 3584 CB Utrecht, Netherlands.
  18. 18College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA.
  19. 19State Key Laboratory of Marine Geology, Tongji University, Siping Road 1239, Shanghai 200092, PR China.
  20. 20School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA.
  21. 21Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, California, USA.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: twesterhold{at}


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