interglacial


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interglacial

a period of warmer climatic conditions between two glaciations.
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is that [Australia is] much dryer during this interglacial period than during the last interglacial period," says Gregory Webb, a geologist at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane.
There is a compelling temporal correlation between the termination of the last interglacial and the innovation of agriculture on four separate continents.
Indeed, studies of the past million years have shown a repeatable cycle of Earth's climate going from warm periods (interglacial, as we now experience) to glacial conditions, with periods related to changes of the tilt of the rotation axis of Earth (41,000-year period); in the orientation of the elliptical orbit of the Earth around the sun (23,000-year period), called precession of the equinoxes; and in the eccentricity of the elliptical orbit (100,000 years).
Global temperatures during the last interglacial were ~1oc warmer than pre-industrial values and 3-5oc warmer at the poles (a pattern similar to that predicted in the coming centuries), and global sea level was 6-9 m higher, far above that experienced in human memory.through the riser project, i will lead a step-change advance in our understanding of the magnitude, rates and drivers of sea-level change during the last interglacial, to inform both global and regional sea-level projections beyond 2100.
The higher sedimentation rate of the forams in this core enabled researchers to identify evidence of several instances during the interglacial period in which environmental conditions abruptly shifted.
The lake's peak extent came in the last interglacial period - a warm interval before the beginning of the last ice age.
In the present study, a team of researchers used paleoclimatic modelling to reconstruct the climate during the last interglacial period to investigate how the monsoon rains would have flowed off the trans-Saharan mountains and across the landscape.
This conspiracy of circumstances might elicit changes in the Arctic that some scientists fear could go well beyond those seen in recent interglacial periods and drive the region into a widespread meltdown by the end of this century.
Although Pugh does not report on this, Cartwright found a significant change in the timing of the diurnal tides, an observation which will help us check on the global tidal models that are beginning to be used to predict changes in tides over much longer (interglacial) time scales.
After all, any geologist will tell you we are nearing the middle of an interglacial period when temperature would be rising naturally.
Earth is now in an "interglacial" period that, in theory, may have less volatility, but could also be coming to an end.