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a climate prevalent at a particular time in the geological past.
Period of time during which Earth experiences colder than average climate and glaciers expand.
Period of time during which Earth experiences temperatures warmer than during glacial intervals and glaciers recede.
Little Ice Age
A century-long period of cool climate that began in the 1590s. Its ill effects on agriculture in northern Europe were notable.
continental ice sheets
large ice sheet covering a portion of a continental area
Any feature or set of data that has a predictable relationship to climatic factors and can therefore be used to indirectly measure those factors.
Atoms of the same element that have different numbers of neutrons
Marine protozoans that have variably shaped shells with small holes.
A wind-formed deposit made of fine particles of clay and silt