Last Glacial Maximum

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  • Last Glacial Maximum

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    is not as heavily influenced by the conditions of the Last Glacial Maximum as the other factors. Annual snow and ice cover patterns could be recreated by altering present day levels of orbital variation and greenhouse gases to

  • Rapid Climate Change Events During The Period Between 10ka And 50ka ( Steig )

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    The last glacial period has encountered numerous large-magnitude, rapid climate change events; characterising the period between 10ka and 50ka (Steig, 1999). During this period was the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), which occurred approximately 21ka, a glacial period defined by changes in greenhouse gases, sea level and ice sheets (Otto-Bliesner et al., 2006). In comparison the mid-Holocene occurred approximately 6000 years ago, during the current interglacial. The Holocene period is regarded as relatively

  • Causes Of The Neolithic Revolution

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    plausible theory for the catalyst that began the Neolithic Revolution, one must look directly at the changing climate of the region. Approximately 18,000 BC, the earth was experiencing a climactic transition, brought about by the end of the Last Glacial Maximum. During this transition the earth began to experience warming temperatures, which dramatically changed the landscape, and the very existence of the hunter-gatherer populations. The oscillating temperatures that occurred during the next few

  • North American Migratory Bird Species

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    North American migratory bird species that forage on air-borne insects, known as aerial insectivores are experiencing widespread regional declines in population, but the cause remains poorly understood (Paquette et al., 2014). Climate change as well pesticides which both cause changes in the abundance of insect prey can be a possible cause (). Agricultural and farming intensification in addition to other land use developments on the birds over-wintering habitat may also be a contributing factor to

  • How Annual Planetary Albedo Is Affected By The Forcing Boundary Conditions

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    planetary albedo was affected by altering the forcings in the simulations. Overall, when comparing Control Experiment (Modern Specified SST) to Primary Experiment 3 (Ice Age 21kya run), we observed a relatively higher planetary albedo during the Last Glacial Maximum, with an average of 2.37% increase. In areas with known ice sheets, such as the Laurentide Ice Sheet over the upper section of North America or the Scandinavian Ice Sheet over Northern Europe, there was a much more drastic change in albedo

  • Iodp Site 913 Glaciations

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    John et al. 2012). These clasts, embedded in the fine-grained pelagic sediment at site 913, are confirmed to be glacial deposits due to the evidence of glacial abrasion on the surfaces of the clasts (Eldrett et al. 2007). Additionally, the lack of sedimentary structures that would suggest gravity flow-initiated deposition of these glacially deposited clasts, results in a dropstone classification

  • Stories of Our Earth: Causes for Ice Ages and Their Impact on Geography

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    temperatures around the world, including the atmosphere and the surface of the Earth, are consistently cold for spans of over thousands of years. Ice ages force a glacial period (when thick, large sheets of ice cover a massive portion of the Earth’s northern hemisphere). Studies show that ice used to cover approximately 30% of the Earth during our last ice age. A point in time can be classified as an ice age as long there are permanent ice sheets, ice glaciers of size over 50,000 km2. That’s roughly 9 football

  • Run In The Light Analysis

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    proficient civilization. The Paleoindians, also referred to as the Clovis People were one of the first inhabitants of the American continents. This historic migration occurred towards the end of the last Ice Age between 10,000-40,000 years ago. The Paleolithic

  • Minnesota Glacier Features

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    and/or destructive. Glaciers can be constructive by leaving sediments behind, or destructive by gauging the earth's surface. Glaciers were once present in Minnesota, thousands of years ago, and as they retreated, they left behind large amounts of glacial meltwater and various landforms, still present today. The Wisconsin glaciation started in Minnesota about two million years ago. The parts missed by the Wisconsin glaciation were the Southwestern and Southeastern corners of Minnesota. There

  • The Importance Of Glaciers In The Andes

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    The annual trends of glacial length and area of many glaciers in the Andes have fluctuated over time. Masiokas et al. (2009) reviewed glacial fluctuations over the last 1,000 years and found that in the Central Andes, glaciers retreated throughout the twentieth century. They also found that after the little ice age (LIA), most glaciers in Southern Patagonia retreated and that has continued until today. Masiokas et al. (2009) also noticed isolated advances during the first half of the past millennium