Milankovitch Cycles Centennial
Astrochronology: a recent application
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Milutin Milankovitch’s first paper about how the amount of solar radiation Earth receives, and hence its climate, varies cyclically. Discovery of these “Milankovitch Cycles” has led to profound insights into the evolution of Earth, its inhabitants, and the Earth-Moon system, writes tectonicist Lon Abbott. Read more!