Re: AAT:A method to falsify

David Froehlich (
Sat, 7 Oct 1995 16:30:57 -0500

On 6 Oct 1995, H. M. Hubey wrote:

> We'd need to know the temperature of the water in this region
> at that time period. It might have been much warmer than today's
> water temperature. If so, then staying in the water could have
> helped if the air temperatures took a bad dive at night. But we'd
> need numbers for calculations.

The numbers you so glibly ask for are actually available from isotope
geochemists. This is quantifiable!!!!!!! so no BS about fuzzy science.
The temperature of equatorial ocean water in the later Miocene (the
window for AAS) was not appreciably warmer than that of today and it was
probably colder. Sorry I am a geologist not a geochemist so I cannot
provide citations at the present. Ask a practicing geochemist.

David J. Froehlich Phone: 512-471-6088
Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory Fax: 512-471-5973
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The University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712