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the climate conditions in the geological past reconstructed from a direct or indirect data source
period of time during which Earth experiences colder then average climate and glaicers expand
period of time in which Earth experinces temperatures warmer than during glacial intervals and glaciers recede
Little ice age
The time period from the mid-1300s to the mid-1800s. During this period, global temperatures were at their coldest since the beginning of the Holocene.
continetal ice sheet
a sheet of ice (often referred to as a glacier) of great thickness and area, large enough to cover a continent
A scientist who studies Earth's past climate.
Any feature or set of data that has a predictable relationship to climatic factors and can therefore be used to indirectly measure those factors.
one of two or more atoms with a given chemical element that differ in mass because of different numbers of neutrons in the nucleus of an atom
an order of single-celled organisms (protozoans) that live in marine (usually) and freshwater (rarely) environments.
the deposits of windblown slit laid of the mid-latitudes during glacial and postglacial times.
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