Glacial period

Glacial period, Interval of time within an ice age that is marked by colder temperatures and glacier advances.

A glacial period (alternatively glacial or glaciation) is an interval of time (thousands of years) within an ice age that is marked by colder temperatures and glacier advances. Interglacials, on the other hand, are periods of warmer climate between glacial periods. The Last Glacial Period ended about 15,000 years ago. The Holocene is the current interglacial. A time with no glaciers on Earth is considered a greenhouse climate state.

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...

Ice age
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Ice age ... period—the Holocene. The amount of anthropogenic greenhouse gases emitted into Earth's oceans and atmosphere is predicted to prevent the next glacial...

Penultimate Glacial Period
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Penultimate Glacial Period ... The Penultimate Glacial Period (PGP) is the glacial age that occurred before the Last Glacial Period. The penultimate glacial period is officially unnamed...

Quaternary glaciation
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Quaternary glaciation ... Pleistocene glaciation, is an alternating series of glacial and interglacial periods during the Quaternary period that began 2.58 Ma (million years ago), and...

Last Glacial Maximum
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Last Glacial Maximum ... The Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), also referred to as the Late Glacial Maximum, was the most recent time during the Last Glacial Period that ice sheets were...

Holocene
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Holocene ... last glacial period, which concluded with the Holocene glacial retreat. The Holocene and the preceding Pleistocene together form the Quaternary period. The...

Quaternary
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Quaternary ... glacial period that would have had long-reaching general effects. This idea gained him international fame and led to the establishment of the Glacial...

Pleistocene
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Pleistocene ... may use either definition of the period. The end of the Pleistocene corresponds with the end of the last glacial period and also with the end of the Paleolithic...

Wisconsin glaciation
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Wisconsin glaciation ... The Wisconsin Glacial Episode, also called the Wisconsin glaciation, was the most recent glacial period of the North American ice sheet complex. This...

Post-glacial rebound
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Post-glacial rebound ... last glacial period, which had caused isostatic depression. Post-glacial rebound and isostatic depression are phases of glacial isostasy (glacial isostatic...

Glacial erratic
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Eemian
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Late Cenozoic Ice Age
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Mesolithic
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Glacial lake
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Lake Agassiz
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Holocene glacial retreat
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Bølling–Allerød warming
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Sundaland
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