Little Ice Age


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Little Ice Age

[′lid·əl ′īs ‚āj]
(geology)
A period of expansion of mountain glaciers, marked by climatic deterioration, that began about 5500 years ago and extended to as late as A.D. 1550-1850 in some regions, as the Alps, Norway, Iceland, and Alaska.
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"Some regional warming and cooling patterns, like the Little Ice Age and the Medieval Warm Period, are well known.
Some places flourished in the Little Ice Age. There are lessons for us now [cited 2018 Sep 20].
Thanks for pointing out that the depth of the Little Ice Age was in the mid-17th century, but you might go back and check your 1200 A.D.
Critique: Iconoclastic, exceptionally well organized and presented in a thoroughly 'reader friendly' manner, "A New Little Ice Age Has Started" is a valued contribution to the ongoing international debate over the issue of climate change and highly recommended for community and academic library Climate Change reference collections.
The abrupt near-cessation of farming across the continent and the re-growth of forests sucked up huge amounts of C[O.sub.2], leading to a drop in global temperatures and the so-called Little Ice Age in Europe.
Their topics include essential landscape, beyond beauty, intersection in the theological experience of art and place, aesthetics and ethics, waterwash and the Zen art of pragmatism, deep aesthetics and the heart of the world, landmarks of the sacred in times of climate change, Netherlandish winter landscapes during the Little Ice Age and Olafur Eliasson's glacier series, and exploring sensomotoric awareness in a landscape.
As recently as the 1400s a "Little Ice Age" made Britain two degrees celsius cooler than today.
The life insurance world is in the middle of its own cold snap, of sorts -- its own little Ice Age. For years, the industry enjoyed times of steady investment growth, all things considered, and then the Great Recession hit, and plunged insurers into a kind of low interest rate environment unseen by almost anybody currently active in the business.
The overall warming since about 1860 corresponds to a recovery from the Little Ice Age modulated by natural multidecadal cycles driven by ocean-atmosphere oscillations, or by solar variations at the de Vries (~208 year) and Gleissberg (~80 year) and shorter periodicities.
4 ( ANI ): A NASA-led team of scientists has found proof that soot from a rapidly industrializing Europe caused the abrupt retreat of mountain glaciers in the European Alps that began in the 1860s, a period often believed as the end of the Little Ice Age.
29/ 5/ 2013 (The Sideshow) Plants dating to the Little Ice Age discovered in the Arctic have come back to life.
"Distinctive periods, such as the Medieval Warm Period or the Little Ice Age stand out, but do not show a globally uniform pattern on multi-decadal time scales," said Heinz Wanner of the University of Bern in Switzerland, one of 78 researchers from 24 countries who took part in the project.