Eemian

Eemian, Interglacial period which began 130,000 years ago.

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The Eemian (also called the last interglacial, Sangamonian Stage, Ipswichian, Mikulin, Kaydaky, penultimate, Valdivia or Riss-Würm) was the interglacial period which began about 130,000 years ago at the end of the Penultimate Glacial Period and ended about 115,000 years ago at the beginning of the Last Glacial Period. It corresponds to Marine Isotope Stage 5e. Although sometimes referred to as the "last interglacial" (in the "most recent previous" sense of "last"), it was the second-to-latest interglacial period of the current Ice Age, the most recent being the Holocene which extends to the present day (having followed the last glacial period). The prevailing Eemian climate was, on average, around 1 to 2 degrees Celsius (1.8 to 3.6 Fahrenheit) warmer than that of the Holocene. During the Eemian, the proportion of CO2 in the atmosphere was about 280 parts per million.The Eemian is known as the Ipswichian in the UK, the Mikulin interglacial in Russia, the Valdivia interglacial in Chile and the Riss-Würm interglacial in the Alps.

Eemian Sea
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Eemian Sea ... The Eemian Sea was a body of water located approximately where the Baltic Sea is now during the last interglacial, or Eemian Stage, Marine isotopic stage...

Late Pleistocene
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Late Pleistocene ... Greenlandian. The estimated beginning of the Tarantian is the start of the Eemian interglacial period (Marine Isotope Stage 5). It is held to end with the...

Interglacial
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Interglacial ... optimum. Eemian / Marine Isotope Stage 5e (130 to 115 thousand years ago). The preceding interglacial optimum occurred during the Late Pleistocene Eemian Stage...

Weichselian glaciation
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Weichselian glaciation ... the Pleistocene ice age. The preceding warm period in this region was the Eemian interglacial. The last cold period began about 115,000 years ago and ended...

Chibanian
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Chibanian ... Earth's magnetic field last underwent reversal. It ends with the onset of the Eemian interglacial period (Marine Isotope Stage 5). The term Middle Pleistocene...

Last Glacial Period
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Last Glacial Period ... The Last Glacial Period (LGP) occurred from the end of the Eemian to the end of the Younger Dryas, encompassing the period c. 115,000 – c. 11,700 years...

Year
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Year ... Pliocene, 5.3 to 2.6 mya The last geomagnetic reversal was 0.78 mya The (Eemian Stage) Ice Age started 0.13 mya The Holocene started 0.01 mya bya Gya billion...

Neanderthal
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Neanderthal ... Holstein interglacial), early Neanderthals (MIS 7–5, Saale glaciation–Eemian), and classic Neanderthals sensu stricto (MIS 4–3, Würm glaciation). Numerous...

Khoisan
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Khoisan ... Schematic representation of the "out of South Africa" migration of the post-Eemian Middle to Late Stone Age (after 100 kya) inferred from mtDNA haplogroup...

Sangamonian
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Sangamonian ... of time is equivalent to all of Marine Isotope Stage 5 and the combined Eemian period and early part of the Weichselian glaciation in Europe. Less commonly...

Hippopotamus
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Marine Isotope Stage 5
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Black Sea
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Glacial period
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Saale glaciation
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Greenland ice core project
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Baltic Sea
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Bubalus murrensis
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Haplogroup L1 (mtDNA)
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