Holocene


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Holocene

of, denoting, or formed in the second and most recent epoch of the Quaternary period, which began 10 000 years ago at the end of the Pleistocene

Holocene

[′hō·lə‚sēn]
(geology)
An epoch of the Quaternary Period from the end of the Pleistocene, around 10,000 years ago, to the present. Also known as Postglacial; Recent.
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The majority of these seismite-type structures were formed during the late glacial and Holocene periods, and several of them are related to the middle Pleistocene, Eemian interglacial and early Weichselian strata (Bitinas & Lazauskiene 2011; Bitinas 2012; Van Loon & Pisarska-Jamrozy 2014; Van Loon et al.
The marker for the start of the Holocene, for instance, is linked to chemical and physical changes in the Greenland ice sheet caused by the warming that brought Earth out of its last bout of glacial growth.
To explore possible relationships between changing Holocene climate and seabird abundance, we investigated whether changes in peat [delta][sup.
Natural' climate is not benign; from a human perspective the climate of the Holocene within which civilisations developed has been one that human societies have coped with and at times benefited from.
By correlating the patterns of climatic risk--El Nino frequency, demography, and social complexity across the Holocene, a fascinating pattern emerges.
Global temperatures have risen almost 1 degree Celsius in the last century, placing them at the Holocene boundary.
10 500 to 5600 cal yr BP (zone CV-II), is marked by gradual change indicated by high abundance of paramo vegetation during the early Holocene, followed by a slight expansion of mountain forest into higher elevations and a partial replacement of paramo during the mid-Holocene.
There are evidences of Holocene extinctions and elevational shifts (ROBLEDO-ARNUNCIO & al.
Marcott and his partners found that changes have continued throughout the Holocene due primarily to variations in what's called "insolation" - the amount of solar energy reaching the Earth's surface.
Yes, we are bringing the Holocene Epoch to a dismal end, and we need to face the full horror of what we are doing.
The paleoshoreline's approximate position was determined by using drill data: Holocene deposits including marine shells and others which were continental.
Can Dr Watkins tell us what caused the temperature rise during the Medieval Warm Period, The Roman Warm Period and the Holocene Optimum; all warmer than the Modern Warm Period and with lower CO2 ?