interglacial


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interglacial

a period of warmer climatic conditions between two glaciations.
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During the warmer interglacial periods, when there was a rise in oceanic sea levels and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, the deep waters became more concentrated and Halite salt was precipitated.
Warm interglacial periods generally last about 10,000 years, and the one we are living in already is almost 12,000 years old.
Furthermore, the heat-trapping gases that we release in the most moderate scenario will warm the Earth for much longer than a typical interglacial, on the order of 100,000 years.
Toronto is located on some of Ontario's richest sites of buried fossil-bearing sediments from the last interglacial time.
To understand more concretely what effects Global Warming may have on life on Earth, Stager takes us back to the Eemian Interglacial, the most recent episode of Global Warming.
Pese a que una parte de la clase politica--la formada por quienes creen que la supersticion da mas votos que la ciencia y se complacen en ello--niega el calentamiento global, las evidencias acerca de que estamos avanzando en un periodo interglacial y, por tanto, el clima se vuelve mas calido y catastrofico, son abrumadoras.
During warm interglacial episodes, hyenas and hippos lived as far north as England; in colder periods, exotic species rendered Europe, in the words of this father-daughter writing team, "a woolly Serengeti on steroids.
Wilson of the College of Wooster, he reported that sea levels were considerably less stable than earlier thought: They oscillated up and down by 13 to 20 feet over a few thousand years about 120,000 years ago during the Last Interglacial, a warm period when the climate resembled today's.
Consequently, these molluscs predate the last glacial maximum and date from a previous flooding episode in the Arabian Gulf, most likely the last interglacial eustatic sea level high at 120 ka.
rates of dissection during successive interglacial stages (Cromerian Complex through Eemian) increased from 0.
These stopped about 18,000 years ago as earth's climate suddenly snapped into what is pretty, much like the current interglacial period.
But the interglacial period that started about 130,000 years ago would probably have transformed Arabia from an arid region into a more hospitable, wetter region with savannah grass, lakes, and rivers.