- occurring or formed between times of glacial action.
Origin of interglacial
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Examples from the Web for interglacial
The interglacial deposits, as described by Heer and others, are well known.
This we are to suppose was the cause of the interglacial epoch.
According to Penck and Brckner, therefore, the lss is of interglacial age.
Interglacial ages were characterized by warmth and aridity as compared to the glacial ages.
The names of currently recognized glacial and interglacial ages of the Pleistocene are listed below.
- occurring or formed between periods of glacial action
- a period of comparatively warm climate between two glaciations, esp of the Pleistocene epoch
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Word Origin and History for interglacial
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- Occurring between glacial epochs.
- A comparatively short period of warmth during an overall period of glaciation. Interglacials are characterized both by the melting of ice and by a change in vegetation.
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