An Overview of Paleo-Climate Evidence in Egypt

  • Hassan KhozyemEmail author
Part of the Springer Water book series (SPWA)


In this chapter, we discuss the global paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental changes focusing on their causes and consequences. Two main processes can yield the climatic changes; the earth’s internal processes and the extraterrestrial impacts. Both of them have a strong effect on the earth’s system. The paleoclimatic change is well preserved in the earth’s sedimentary record and can be reviled by using multidisciplinary studies including mineralogy, geochemistry, and the fossil contents. Egypt is a key area of one of the most pronounced climatic changes that occurred in the earth’s geologic history; the Paleocene Eocene thermal maximum (PETM) that used recently as analog for the current warming.


Paleoclimate Paleoenvironment Mass extinction events Hyperthermal events PETM Current warming 


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  1. 1.Geology Department, Faculty of SciencesAswan UniversityAswanEgypt

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