Mindel glaciation[′min·dəl ‚glā·sē′ā·shən]
The second glacial stage of the Pleistocene in the Alps.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
(named after the Mindel River, a tributary of the Danube), the name of one of the major periods of glaciation in the Alps. It was identified in 1909 by the German scientists A. Penck and E. Brückner.
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