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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90) The oscillation of interstadials between 80,000 BC and 30,000 BC saw innovations come and go in South Africa, but the basic technology involving the ochre gums (mastics) continued through the period.
Sudden temperature spikes called interstadials punctuated the last glacial period.
Based on dates, identified plant macrofossils and the genesis of sediments, SU2 corresponds to the middle Valdaj (MIS 3) 'megainterstadial' in European Russia (from Oerel to Hengelo interstadials in Central Europe) (Arslanov 1993; Velichko et al.
They thus represent a mixed fauna of grazers and browsers that was common across Central America during one or more of the late Pleistocene interstadials.
The marine core analyses collected at different points off the coast of the Iberian Peninsula helped to define the ecosystems of the territory, but it was specifically the palynological study of the cores carried out in the Alboran Sea (MD95-2043), as well as the analysis from Padul (Sierra Nevada), that demonstrated the rapid development of the woodland accompanied by the expansion of semi-desert vegetation during the interstadials as the response of the vegetation to the rapid climate changes of the LGM (Sanchez-Goni and D'Errico, 2005; Fletcher and Sanchez-Goni, 2008; Fletcher et al.
It is evident from table 2 that Farmdale advance or Iowan, plus Tazewell and its late phase, Bloomington, were all equivalent to this one advance over Ohio; it is logical that the interstadials represented some halting and even recession, in Ohio too.
Paleobotany of Wisconsinan interstadials, eastern Great Lakes region, North America.
1992): "Irregular glacial interstadials recorded in a new Greenland ice core", Nature, 359, pp.
Pollen analytical evidence indicates that the vegetation of the interstadials was of the boreal forest or forest-tundra type and suggests that the climate was of a glacial character.
Interstadial or interphasial layers occur frequently between different till beds in South and Central Estonia, but they have no clear palynological characteristics and probably contain a lot of material redeposited from sediments left behind by older interglacials or interstadials.
1998) suggests that highest effective precipitation over the past 500 ka occurred during stadials and cool interstadials, rather than during interglacials.
Many of these are related to Early Weichselian interstadials and to the Eemian interglacial, but some have also deposited in the glacier marginal zone during the Late Weichselian deglaciation.
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