Eemian Interglacial


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Eemian Interglacial

 

(from Eems, the Dutch name for the Ems River of the North Sea basin), the interglacial that separates the Saale (Riss) glacial from the Vistula (Würm) glacial in Western Europe. The Eemian interglacial occurred 120,000–130,000 years ago; it corresponds to the Mikulino interglacial in the European part of the USSR [seeANTHROPOGENIC SYSTEM (PERIOD)].

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The researchers, who evaluated geochemical and pollen analyses of lake sediments in Saxony-Anhalt, Brandenburg and Russia, determined that in Central and Eastern Europe, the slow ransition from the Eemian Interglacial to the Weichselian Glacial was marked by a growing instability in vegetation trends with possibly at least two warming events.
The Eemian Interglacial was the last interglacial epoch before the current one, the Holocene.
The researchers studied lake sediments to reconstruct the climate history of the Eemian Interglacial, since deposits on river and lake beds can build up a climate archive over the years.
The results show a relatively stable climate over most of the time, but with instabilities at the beginning and end of the Eemian Interglacial.
2] concentrations reached even close to such levels in the past - during the Eemian interglacial period, for example, beginning 135,000 years ago - they were accompanied by a rapid rise in temperatures.
About 117,000 years ago, Earth was nearing the end of the Eemian interglacial period - the second-to-latest interglacial era of the Ice Age.
2002), others reflect a two-step event (called Zeifen-Kattegat oscillation), where warm conditions were interrupted by a cold dry oscillation preceding the Eemian Interglacial (Seidenkrantz 1993; Seidenkrantz et al.
Stratigraphy of a site with Eemian interglacial deposits in north Estonia (Juminda Peninsula).
Evolution of palaeolake environment in Poland during the Eemian Interglacial based on oxygen and carbon isotope data from lacustrine carbonates.