interstadial


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interstadial

(ˌɪntəˈsteɪdɪəl)
adj, n
(Geological Science) another word for interglacial
[C20: from New Latin, from inter- + stadium stage]
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During an interstadial, regional average temperatures rose by as much 16 degrees Celsius in just a few decades.
Edward Stilson's June 28 letter on climate change was informative and I benefited from his scholarly tutorial on the Pleistocene Epoch, interstadial periods, the anthropogenic effect, ocean currents and trigger events.
Betula nana occurred at Taboly from the Allerod interstadial until the lower Atlantic period and was a component of four subfossil communities; however, none of the communities was connected with a bog, which is observed at present.
We can hypothesise, however, that the climatic improvement accompanying the Bolling interstadial played a role in the circulation of big game and the expansion of new settlement sites, maybe in relation to a significant demographic increase.
cajennense ticks are an experimental intrastadial vector, additional studies are needed to fully characterize the vector capacity of this species, particularly with regard to interstadial transmission.
Comparing these reconstructed areas for Neanderthals and anatomically modern humans during each of the climatic phases concerned, and by projecting each niche onto the subsequent climatic phases, Banks and colleagues determined that Neanderthals had the possibility to maintain their range across Europe during a period of less severe climatic conditions called Greenland Interstadial 8 (GI8).
In the warmer interstadial periods, regions such as the Caucasus and southern Europe would have provided inviting venues.
The commonly accepted model designates at least five till beds macroscopically distinguishable in glacial accumulative heights and buried bedrock valleys, occasionally separated from each other by Karukula (Holsteinian) and Prangli (Eemian) interglacial deposits or interstadial beds (Liivrand 1991; Raukas & Kajak 1995, 1997).
The stratigraphic data, plus the associated fossil flora and fauna, and attempted dating suggest a Pleistocene age of pre-late Wisconsinan, representing at least an interstadial if not an interglacial biota.
Suggate (1965) described the interstadial period between the deposition of the 2 loess mantles as being `comparable with, if not longer than the postglacial warming', which therefore allows sufficient time for weathering of the second loess layer and for the erosion events required to form the colluvial deposits between the 2 loess layers.