Eastern Mojave Vegetation Hog Canyon, Garfield County, Utah.
 
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See also: Marinus Canyon.

See also: Marinus Canyon.

In Hog Canyon is a paleosol collection site in the Permian Rock Point Formation, and in nearby Marinus Canyon is a paleosol collection site in the Permian Church Rock Formation used by Retallack in his 2009 study of greenhouse crises of the past 300 million years. Retallack used stomatal index data for fossil Ginko and related leaves as a proxy for past CO2 spikes and paleosol chemical data as proxies for temperature and humidity changes. These data show that global warming due to CO2 rise is a not a unique event in earth history and that the magnitude of the coming anthropogenic greenhouse pales in comparison with past greenhouse spikes at times of global mass extinctions.


Elevation: 4085ft, 1245m.

Articles that refer to this location:

  • Utah Highway 95 "Trail of the Ancients": Hog Canyon
 

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Date and time this article was prepared:2:19:14 PM, 6/17/2017.