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  • adj. Describing any of several relatively recent periods (during the Holocene) of increased glaciation


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  • Christy added that the Earth has been generally cooler for the past 5,500 years, a period often referred to by scientists as “neoglacial.”

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  • The transition back to clastic sediment deposition between 5550 14C yr B.P. and 3950 14C yr B.P marks the end of this warming period and the beginning of a neoglacial interval.

    Loso: Varves in Alaska « Climate Audit

  • They are “neoglacial” in the sense that they formed after the Holocene Optimum i.e. at most, the Ayles calving would be unprecendented in three thousannnnnnnnnn-d years.

    Ellesmere Island Ice Shelves « Climate Audit

  • They obtained dates for these and for related mollusks at over 3400 BP and concluded that neoglacial readvance had exterminated this fauna ~3400 BP and that the siliceous sponge date of 400 BP was incorrect which seems plausible.

    Ward Hunt Ice Shelf Stratigraphy « Climate Audit

  • The dashed horizontal gray line indicates the retreat of glaciers to at least the neoglacial limit by 10.0 ka B.P., and the horizontal dashed black line shows the return of glaciers to the watershed at 4.8 ka B.P. The vertical dashed lines on the graph of inferred N18Olw provide a framework to interpret the status of the watershed based on the modern calibration samples shown in Fig.

    Laguna Paco Cocha, Peru « Climate Audit

  • Conversely, in the front range of Colorado, mass balance on the neoglacial ice bodies has supposedly been attributed to an increase in summer cloudcover, which itself has been attributed to anthropogenic aerosols (smog) from the nearby population areas.


  • They stated that the “sedimentology reflected a relatively recent advance of the Muller Ice Shelf”, which they date to ~400 years ago, noting that it is “correlative with the onset of the LIA, a widely recognized NH neoglacial event.” and that “advance of glacial margins during the LIA is also recognized from other SH high latitude locations Clapperton 1990“.

    Lallemand Fjord, Antarctica « Climate Audit


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