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1

Glacial Processes consist of what seven functions?

Paleoclimatology, Pleistocene, Holocene, glacial advance, glacial retreat, interglacial, glacial highstand

2

How long ago was the Pleistocene age "Ice age"

2.5 million years ago and ended about 10 thousand years ago.

3

How long ago was the Holocene age?

10 thousand years ago to present day today

4

What are the average global temps?

cooler and warmer

5

A graph was made during class how many times did the earth turn from cooler to warmer?

about seven times

6

With the diagram, what is it called when the earth would start to decease in its warmth?

advance

7

With the diagram, what is it called when the earth would start to increase from being cooler?

retreat

8

What's the coolest area called?

Glacial period

9

What is the hottest area called?

interglacial period

10

How many years between cooler and warmer eras?

Thousands of years

11

what is the u shaped lowest part of the cooler area called?

high stand

12

How many years ago was the earth at it's lowest temperature?

25 thousand years ago