glacial epoch

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Synonyms for glacial epoch

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

from two million to 11 thousand years ago

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The followed Weichselian Glacial ended around 15,000 years ago is the most recent glacial epoch named after the Polish river Weichsel.
Oceanographers who study deep-sea sediments detect signs that the tropical seas weathered the glacial epoch with remarkable stability, hardly cooling at all.
Like counting tree rings, scientists can look back through the annual ice layers to trace how temperature, gas concentrations, and other factors varied during the last glacial epoch, which persisted from 115,000 until 10,000 years ago.
6oC, while older samples, from the glacial epoch, averaged 24.
The availability of the extra nitrate during the glacial epoch may have stimulated the proliferation of this basic marine staple in waters now considered nutrient deprived.
Global temperatures in the glacial epoch swung up and down radically from one millennium to the next.
Summer sunlight then was not strong enough to melt the giant ice caps and end the glacial epoch.
Current Projects include, "The 5th Glacial Epoch," a full-length feature film with a distribution LOI signed by MGM and "OMRoid", a TV animated series that has already sold over 10,000,000 toy items.
The relation of Palaeolithic man to the Glacial Epoch, Report of the 66th meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (Liverpool) 1896: 400-415.
At the end of the Late Wisconsinan glacial epoch, fluctuations in the Lake Michigan Lobe of the Laurentide Ice Sheet resulted in the formation of three moraine systems around the south end of the Lake Michigan basin: in decreasing age, the Valparaiso, Tinley and Lake Border ridges.