500,000-year temperature record challenges ice age theory

Fact Sheet 007-94



Just outside the searing heat of Death Valley lies Devils Hole (fig. 1), a fault-created cave that harbors two remnants of the Earth's great ice ages. The endangered desert pupfish (Cyprinodon diabolis) has long made its home in the cave. A 500,000-year record of the planet's climate that challenges a widely accepted theory explaining the ice ages also has been preserved in Devils Hole.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title 500,000-year temperature record challenges ice age theory
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 007-94
DOI 10.3133/fs00794
Year Published 1994
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Description 2 p.
Country United States
Other Geospatial Death Valley;Devils Hole
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