Glacial periods in Earth’s history was preceded by serious changes in the structure of the earth’s crust.
Glacial periods in Earth’s history was preceded by serious changes in the structure of the earth’s crust – collision near the equator tectonic plates, and the suction in the rock from the atmosphere huge amounts of carbon dioxide. This topic is covered in the new study, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of technology (MIT), informs Rus.Media.
According to the researchers, the collision of tectonic plates, huge sections of exposed rock. Under the influence of high temperatures in the tropics causes a chemical reaction that leads to absorption of these breeds CO2. The temperature of the atmosphere because of this sharply reduced, leading to an ice age.
In the history of the Earth there are long periods of cold climate. “We found that every time after a peak of activity in the zones of connection was icing,” said geologist Oliver Agouza, head of a group of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of technology. “So every time, for example, be about 10 thousand km of tectonic cracks and faults in the tropics, the ice age comes,” said Agus.
To intervene in this process at all desire, as indicated by the scientist, is almost impossible. “These geological processes slowly take place on the Earth have nothing to do with what we do on the planet today”, – said Agus.