glacial maximum


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glacial maximum

[¦glā·shəl ′mak·sə·məm]
(geology)
The time or position of the greatest extent of any glaciation; most frequently applied to the greatest equatorward advance of Pleistocene glaciation.
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3 presents very preliminary and cursory paleoprojections (to the Last Glacial Maximum) of niche models for this complex of species (but based on occurrence data that have been rarefied to balance sampling spatially, unlike the example in Fig.
(2011) detected areas of SDTFs in the (remnant) Caatinga biome that have been stable since the last glacial maximum. These areas apparently were refugia that sheltered high genetic diversity and endemism during the Pleistocene until the present time (Werneck et al., 2011).
and Paul, A.: 2003, The Atlantic Ocean at the last glacial maximum: 1.
The end of the Last Glacial Maximum in the Iberian Peninsula characterized by the small mammal assemblages.
Nisbet, "Have sudden large releases of methane from geological reservoirs occurred since the Last Glacial Maximum, and could such releases occur again?" Philosophical Transactions oftheRoyal SocietyA, vol.
Dr Pala said: "The end of the Last Glacial Maximum (Ice Age) allowed people to recolonise the parts of Europe that had been deserted and this expansion allowed increase of human populations.
But the climate at glacial maximum reduced the prairies and deciduous forests to such small refuges that scientists have only recently found them.
Consequently, these molluscs predate the last glacial maximum and date from a previous flooding episode in the Arabian Gulf, most likely the last interglacial eustatic sea level high at 120 ka.
yr BP, see Burroughs 2005:30, 93), and in particular the peak of aridity associated with the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) when sea levels off northwestern Australia were at their lowest between 22,000 and 19,000 cal.