glaciation


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the condition of being covered with glaciers or masses of ice

the process of covering the earth with glaciers or masses of ice

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While glaciation began in Antarctica some 35 million years ago, the most recent major glaciation began around 2.
Brook presents a review of the work of George Leslie Adkin (1888-1964) on glaciation and earth movements in the Tararua Range, North Island, New Zealand.
His doctoral dissertation on the dynamics of glaciation processes during the Late-Pleistocene in Northern Eurasia was presented in 1982, and J.
Now surely, and with all due respect, if Prince Charles was well acquainted with the history of the planet, he would not be asking such a question as the oceans have been rising, in fits and starts, since the last glaciation, albeit at a much slower rate now.
The eight chapters of the book take us through the archaeology and history of the bluestones, on to the development and dissemination of the human transport theory, and thence to the scientific (largely petrological) research on bluestones, and the glaciation evidence.
The steroid molecules are thought to have been left by primitive sponges that lived around the end of a great ice age known as the Marinoan glaciation.
These "new" galleries told the story of Earth's formation by focusing on geological processes, such as rock formation, glaciation, mountain-building, and the formation of mineral deposits.
Ranging from minor tributaries to major thoroughfares, Wisconsin's reviewers were the produce of glaciation and geologic conditions that helped to shape the landscape as we know it today.
This section of Wisconsin is part of what is known as the Driftless Area--a region of southwest Wisconsin, southeast Minnesota, northwest Illinois, and northeast Iowa that escaped glaciation during last ice age.
The first half tells how to interpret signs of mountain-building and glaciation on the ground.
5 million years, there have been at least five major episodes of glaciation and melting, the last one only 10,000 to 20,000 years ago.
The upper Wabash River consists primarily of ground moraine and end moraines deposited during the Wisconsinan glaciation (Fenneman 1946; Schneider 1966).
The paper by Giudice and Broster proposes that in some parts of New Brunswick, saline water from the Late Wisconsinan glaciation, which occurred approximately 14 000-12 000 years ago when many valleys were connected to the sea, has remained in pockets within the bedrock under the recharging freshwater.
Depressions in the surface of the land that hold water might have been formed by glaciation and subsequently fed by surface runoff and springs beneath.
The winning architects in each sector were to bring the best of their national social housing traditions to bear on a delightful forested landscape, permeated by traces of agricultural activity like old dry-stone walls and punctuated by little rounded hills left behind by glaciation.