Dinosaurs lived in greenhouse climate with hot summers, study shows: New climate reconstruction method provides precise picture of climate 78 million years ago

ScienceDaily | Jun 10, 2021 at 8:22 PM
  • For their research, de Winter and the team used the “clumped isotope” method for the first time.
  • This required researchers to estimate the chemistry of the seawater, as the isotope ratio of the seawater affects the isotope ratio of the shell.
  • The clumped isotope method thus requires much less material and can therefore be used for research on fossil shells, which, like tree rings, hold a great deal of information about their living conditions.