Milankovitch Cycles

S. Marshak, W.W. Norton & Company

This Flash animation outlines the concepts on which Milankovitch Cycles are based. It explains how regular variations in orbital eccentricity, changes in the tilt of the Earth's axis, and the precession of the Earth's axis contribute to changes in global climate. To access this animation, click on the "view animation" icon located on the right hand side of the "Milankovitch Cycles" description. The animation can be paused and rewound to emphasize important points. To view all content, click on the "next view" icon to advance to the next animation frame.

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