Wisconsin glaciation

Wisconsin glaciation, North American glacial ice sheet.

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The Wisconsin Glacial Episode, also called the Wisconsin glaciation, was the most recent glacial period of the North American ice sheet complex. This advance included the Cordilleran Ice Sheet, which nucleated in the northern North American Cordillera; the Innuitian ice sheet, which extended across the Canadian Arctic Archipelago; the Greenland ice sheet; and the massive Laurentide Ice Sheet, which covered the high latitudes of central and eastern North America. This advance was synchronous with global glaciation during the last glacial period, including the North American alpine glacier advance, known as the Pinedale glaciation. The Wisconsin glaciation extended from approximately 75,000 to 11,000 years ago, between the Sangamonian Stage and the current interglacial, the Holocene. The maximum ice extent occurred approximately 25,000–21,000 years ago during the last glacial maximum, also known as the Late Wisconsin in North America.

Last Glacial Period
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Timeline of glaciation
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Wisconsin
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Wisconsin ... covered by glaciers during the most recent ice age, the Wisconsin Glaciation. Overall, 46% of Wisconsin's land area is covered by forest. Langlade County has...

Devil's Lake State Park (Wisconsin)
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Devil's Lake State Park (Wisconsin) ... is on the western edge of the last ice-sheet deposited during the Wisconsin glaciation. This 9,217-acre (3,730 ha) state park is known for its 500-foot-high...

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Driftless Area
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Driftless Area ... Glacial Lake Wisconsin, Glacial Lake Agassiz, Glacial Lake Grantsburg, and Glacial Lake Duluth. The last phases of the Wisconsin Glaciation involved several...

Laurentide Ice Sheet
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Laurentide Ice Sheet ... Shield Glacial history of Minnesota Driftless Area Lake Agassiz Wisconsin glaciation Laurentide Ice Sheet Cordilleran ice sheet Keewatin ice sheet Labrador...

Mount Takahe
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Mount Takahe ... dominant at Mount Takahe, with a maximum around the time when the Wisconsin glaciation ended. It is possible that between 18,000 and 15,000 years ago, either...

Canadian Shield
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Vashon Glaciation
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Niagara Falls
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Stadial
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Cordilleran ice sheet
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Last Glacial Maximum
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