Left Coast Creative has attempted to identify geological and fossil specimens. Please contact the blogger if you can identify errors, have questions, or would like to see a different shot of a specimen or scene. Thanks so much.
Runaway Greenhouse Effect
The phenomenon occurs when a planet absorbs more energy from the sun than it can radiate back to space. Under these circumstances, the hotter the surface temperature gets, the faster it warms up. Scientists believe Venus experienced a global runaway greenhouse effect about 3 billion to 4 billion years ago.
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Devonian paleogeography. Map. Encyclopædia Britannica Online.
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Grippo, Alessandro, Ph.D. Earth Sciences. Santa Monica, CA: Santa Monica College, Department of Earth Science.
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Lynch, Dan R., and Lynch, Bob. Rocks and Minerals: Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa. Cambridge, MN: Adventure Publications, 2015.
Mirto, Kathi L., aka Fossillady
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Stinchcomb, Bruce L. Meteorites. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd, 2011.
Stinchcomb, Bruce L. More Paleozoic Fossils. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd, 2012.
Stinchcomb, Bruce L. Paleozoic Fossil Plants. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd, 2013.
Stinchcomb, Bruce L. Paleozoic Fossils. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd, 2008.
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