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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