interpluvial


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interpluvial

[‚in·tər′plü·vē·əl]
(geology)
Pertaining to an episode or period of geologic time that was dryer than the pluvial period occurring before or after it.
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It appears to have its origin in the Quaternary climatic changes (dry interpluvial periods), the last of which, 12,000 years ago, led to the spread of the savannah at the cost of the forest.
Le dernier interpluvial au Sahara central: Essai de chronologie palynologique et paleo-climatique.
Australia has also undergone a series of pluvial and interpluvial phases.