Interglacial sentence example

interglacial
  • We have been in the present interglacial for about 10,000 years.
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  • The last interglacial, from about 70,000 to 130,000 yr BP, was typical in this respect.
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  • However, during the Ipswichian interglacial a rising sea filled The Wash, the large embayment bordering northwest Norfolk.
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  • During the milder interglacial period some southern types, such as Rhododendron ponticum, still held their own, but ultimately succumbed.
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  • The complexity of the glacial period and its subdivision into several glacial epochs, separated by interglacial epochs of considerable length (certainly longer than the postglacial epoch) has a structural consequence in the superposition of successive till sheets, alternating with non-glacial deposits, and also a physiographic consequence in the very different amount of normal postglacial erosion suffered by the different parts of the glacial deposits.
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  • Four defined zones of interglacial deposits are detected, all of which are thought to represent great recessions of the ice, or perhaps its entire disappearance.
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  • The climate of some of the interglacial epochs was at least as warm as that of the present time in the same regions.
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  • Similar interGlacial deposits in Tirol contain leaves of Rhododendron ponticum.
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  • When the warmer interglacial periods recurred the polar and continental ice-caps melted and the sea-level became raised again - that is, there was submergence of the eroded plateaux formed as indicated above.
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