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glaciation

g lay shee ay shuhn

  • n  the condition of being covered with glaciers or masses of ice; the result of glacial action
    Agassiz recognized marks of glaciation all over northern Europe
  • n  the process of covering the earth with glaciers or masses of ice

  • The Northern Hemisphere is still recovering from the last great glaciation of the Ice Age, though for chronological purposes this period is considered to have ended some 20,000 .
  • MacMillan hopes to find definite scientific data as to whether a new glaciation may be expected, but most geologists hold that it is too early to make predictions.
  • The shift of the poles would explain remains of tropical vegetation found near the present poles and signs of glaciation found in the present tropics.
News & Articles

  • Scientists cast doubt on theory of what triggered Antarctic glaciation
    Scientists have found geologic evidence that casts doubt on one of the conventional explanations for how Antarctica's ice sheet began forming. They report finding an ancient volcanic arc in the Scotia Sea that might have prevented the Antarctic Circumpolar Current from forming until millions of years after Antarctic glaciation began.
    July 11, 2013 - Science Daily
Quotes

  • Jean Ziegler in Swissinfo
    The period of glaciation is over and a period of cooperation is beginning,comments Ziegler, who will present a report on his findings next year at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

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