Flashcards in Glacial Processes Deck (12):
Glacial Processes consist of what seven functions?
Paleoclimatology, Pleistocene, Holocene, glacial advance, glacial retreat, interglacial, glacial highstand
How long ago was the Pleistocene age "Ice age"
2.5 million years ago and ended about 10 thousand years ago.
How long ago was the Holocene age?
10 thousand years ago to present day today
What are the average global temps?
cooler and warmer
A graph was made during class how many times did the earth turn from cooler to warmer?
about seven times
With the diagram, what is it called when the earth would start to decease in its warmth?
With the diagram, what is it called when the earth would start to increase from being cooler?
What's the coolest area called?
What is the hottest area called?
How many years between cooler and warmer eras?
Thousands of years
what is the u shaped lowest part of the cooler area called?