preglacial


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preglacial

(priːˈɡleɪsɪəl)
adj
(Geological Science) formed or occurring before a glacial period, esp before the Pleistocene epoch
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I can visualize the entire scene--the apelike Grimaldi men huddled in their filthy caves; the huge pterodactyls soaring through the heavy air upon their bat-like wings; the mighty dinosaurs moving their clumsy hulks beneath the dark shadows of preglacial forests--the dragons which we considered myths until science taught us that they were the true recollections of the first man, handed down through countless ages by word of mouth from father to son out of the unrecorded dawn of humanity."
The neighbourhood of the upper Thames is rich in Roman relics, and my surmise seemed to me a very probable one; but our serious young man, who is a bit of a geologist, pooh-poohed my Roman relic theory, and said it was clear to the meanest intellect (in which category he seemed to be grieved that he could not conscientiously include mine) that the thing the boy had found was the fossil of a whale; and he pointed out to us various evidences proving that it must have belonged to the preglacial period.
I knew that I was a good officer and sailor, and I didn't propose submitting to degradation and discharge because a lot of old, preglacial fossils had declared over two hundred years before that no man should cross thirty.
McPhail and Lindsey (1986) noted that 2 endemic genera, Oregonichthys and Novumbra, might have different origins as remnants of preglacial (Oregonichthys) or Early Cenozoic (Novumbra) faunas.
According to Wolfe (1942), all the erratics were found within areas of ponding or near the heads of preglacial valleys.
The simulations in this study demonstrate that preglacial underpressures, caused by an exhumation event in the Paleozoic, can be preserved through multiple glacial cycles to the present.
The main features of the bedrock topography in Tallinn developed during the course of the preglacial period when the North Estonian Klint, Toompea hill-rock, and the valleys cutting deep into the bedrock formed (Raukas and Tavast, 2010).
The design did not take into account the complexity of the subglacial and preglacial geological environment associated with the perimeter embankment foundation.
Vertical sections of Daumantai (dm) preglacial, Vindziunai (vn), Turgeliai (tr) and Butenai (bt) interglacials are near Sventoji and Slave stream (Anyksciai District), of Snaigupele interglacial (sn) on the bank of the Snaigupele stream near Druskininkai, and of Merkine interglacial (mr) on the bank of the River Nemunas (Varena District) (Fig.
and Kowalska, A.: 1998, The preglacial fluvial deposits in the southern part of the Upper Nysa Depression, central Sudetes Mts., south western Poland.
Vortsjarv (catchment area 3104 k[m.sup.2], surface area 270 k[m.sup.2]) is a highly eutrophic lake located in the southern part of Estonia in a shallow depression of preglacial origin (Jarvet et al., 2004).