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 last time the Earth's climate experienced such an energy imbalance was the (https://theconversation.com/the-last-time-earth-was-this-hot-hippos-lived-in-britain-thats-130-000-years-ago-53398) Eemian interglacial period some 115,000 years ago.
But if SU1 is considered to be older than MIS 4 (coeval with MIS 6 Moscow stage in European Russia; late Saalian in Central Europe), sediments of MIS 5e Mikulino interglacial in European Russia (Eemian interglacial in Central Europe) are absent from the Kileshino outcrop.
To understand more concretely what effects Global Warming may have on life on Earth, Stager takes us back to the Eemian Interglacial, the most recent episode of Global Warming.
In fact, the fossil record suggests that it was during the Eemian Interglacial that a modern form of our species evolved and spread from the Rift Valley south to what is now South Africa and north to the Middle East.
When considered in the context of very warm periods in the distant past--such as the Eemian interglacial, 130,000 years ago, when temperatures were perhaps 3[degrees]C warmer than they are today--the greenhouse warming that we're currently experiencing may not seem so outlandish.
Smaller-scale tectonic mobility was also noted in the Eemian Interglacial, Weichselian Late Glacial and at the beginning of the Holocene.
Baumgart-Kotarba (1978), in turn, assigned the last episode of faulting in this region to the Eemian Interglacial. Long profiles of Pleistocene terraces display deformation by two faults located at the boundaries between the Pieniny Klippen Belt, Magura Nappe and young infill of the Nowy Targ Basin, affecting Elsterian and, to a lesser extent, Saalian glaciofluvial covers (Fig.
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.
et al., "A model-data comparison of European temperatures in the Eemian interglacial", Geophysical Research Letters, v.
In conclusion, the samples examined here provide the following insights: (1) the absolute ages and stable isotope records of the Cueva del Cobre speleothems locate the onset of the Eemian interglacial as early as ~ 151149 ka BP, an age comparable to those provided by other palaeoclimate records from Northern Europe and North America, but notably younger than the age calculated by the Milankovitch theory; (2) our U-Th datings for these speleothems also give a precise age for the first time in Spain for the end of the Eemian interglacial (isotopic shift at ~115 ka; stop of speleothemic growth at ~108 ka); and (3) these U-Th ages reveal a consistent anomaly at ~105-100 ka BP, which could be related to a drastic climate change during the interestadial MIS-5c.
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.