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  • adj. Describing the unstable conditions following the retreat of a glacier


para- +‎ glacial (Wiktionary)


  • These results are consistent with regional Holocene chronologies and long-term paraglacial succession: (1) maximum sediment and meltwater availability and minimum stabilization by vegetation following Fraser deglaciation replaced by (2) less meltwater and sediment availability during the Hypsithermal, and (3) more stabilized sediment during the early and mid Holocene.

    Loso: Varves in Alaska « Climate Audit


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