Uniform Warmth Along Eastern US During Miocene

Miocene Vegetation Sites

A recent publication by Department of Earth Sciences faculty Tammo Reichgelt and Ran Feng investigated how terrestrial climate in the eastern U.S. changed through time. The researchers used a combination of fossil floras and climate modeling to reconstruct eastern U.S. climate during a past warm interval known as the Miocene. Their research identified a reduced latitudinal temperature gradient and enhanced precipitation seasonality in the eastern U.S. during the Miocene, which may have important implication for future climate change.

Link to the publication

Link to the UConn press release