ice age, glacial period, glacial epoch(noun)
any period of time during which glaciers covered a large part of the earth's surface
"the most recent ice age was during the Pleistocene"
Any of several cold periods in the history of the earth marked by episodes of extensive glaciation alternating with episodes of relative warmth.
An ice age, or more precisely, a glacial age, is a period of long-term reduction in the temperature of the Earth's surface and atmosphere, resulting in the presence or expansion of continental ice sheets, polar ice sheets and alpine glaciers. Within a long-term ice age, individual pulses of cold climate are termed "glacial periods", and intermittent warm periods are called "interglacials". Glaciologically, ice age implies the presence of extensive ice sheets in the northern and southern hemispheres. By this definition, we are still in the ice age that began 2.6 million years ago at the start of the Pleistocene epoch, because the Greenland, Arctic, and Antarctic ice sheets still exist.
The numerical value of ice age in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of ice age in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
In the last ice age, it was actually land. It was above sea level with forest, it's a much different environment than the open ocean.
Bipartisan, congressional approval for protecting and preserving Harriet Tubman's heroic life and work, Columbian mammoths and Ice Age fossils at Tule Springs, and the complexity of the Manhattan Project continue to make our National Park System our country's best idea.
There is a tension field between the geology created by the ice age, with clay and calcium-rich soil, and then the elevated seabed which came later, we have all types of nature. You have sand dunes, which have been overgrown with juniper berries and thyme, and you can walk through lush forests full of ramsons (wild garlic).
I think one of the simplest explanations is that hunter-gatherers may have caught wolf pups, which is extremely easy to do, and kept them in captivity as sentinels against the large predators that roamed the landscapes of the last Ice Age - bears, cave lions, etc. as well as other dangerous mammals - mammoths, woolly rhinos, other humans.
Our national parks are a reflection of our nation, both past and present, and these seven new national park sites will further tell America's stories, bipartisan, congressional approval for protecting and preserving Harriet Tubman's heroic life and work, Columbian mammoths and Ice Age fossils at Tule Springs, and the complexity of the Manhattan Project continue to make our National Park System our country's best idea.
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- عصر جليديArabic
- doba ledováCzech
- période glaciaireFrench
- eash rioeeManx
- עידן קרחHebrew
- zaman esIndonesian
- era glacialeItalian
- 氷河期, 氷河時代Japanese
- 氷期, 빙기, 氷河期, 빙하기Korean
- ÄiszäitLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- Żmien is-SilġMaltese
- istidNorwegian Nynorsk
- epoka lodowcowaPolish
- era glacial, idade do gelo, era do gelo, período glacialPortuguese
- ледниковый периодRussian
- ledena dobaSlovene
- kỷ băng hàVietnamese
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