glacial period

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Synonyms for glacial period

any period of time during which glaciers covered a large part of the earth's surface

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There is little doubt that, in the tropical lowlands, the glacial period was dry.
and may in fact have continued throughout the last glacial period (Morse in press a; b).
Scientists know that during the transition from the last glacial period to the current inter-glacial period about 14,000 years ago, carbon dioxide levels rose very quickly at the same time that the age of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere fell, as measured by radiocarbon data.
The established theory, called the Milankovitch hypothesis, holds that wiggles and wobbles in Earth's orbit serve as a pacemaker that determines when the planet plunges into a glacial period and when it thaws out of one.
When the ice sheets melted at the end of the glacial period, sea levels rose and coral reefs regrew on the continental shelves.
Siberian mammoths bit the dust some 10,000 years ago after the last glacial period ended.
We know comparatively little about the exploration and reoccupation of recently glaciated landscapes, and yet this process must have taken place many times across Europe in newly emerging landscapes at the end of the Last Glacial period.
Bureau of Land Management is preparing to reopen a metal grate over the opening to offer scientists what may be their best look yet at the variety of critters that roamed the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains during the planet's last glacial period around 25,000 years ago.
A delightful thought but 12,000 years away from the reality and the last glacial period.
The Holocene is a geological epoch that began after Earth's last glacial period ended roughly 11,700 years ago and which continues today.
Also, at the end of the last glacial period, the Younger Dryas period was a 1,300 year long return to glacial climates.
Tuliptrees and hickories, for instance, once spanned the temperate zones of North America and Eurasia, but became extinct in Europe when the first glacial period forced them south against the uninhabitable Alps, Pyrenees and Mediterranean Basin.
Montana has been covered with glaciers several times, and if we are in the beginning of the next glacial period, I am not afraid that I will have to move.
The explanation for the present findings regarding differentiation of nuthatch populations may be isolation of subpopulations during the glacial period and ongoing habitat fragmentation.
When it goes back to a glacial period, lake sediments blow away.