Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To advance again or afresh.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To advance again.

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  • verb To advance again.

Etymologies

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re- +‎ advance

Examples

  • So, a "readvance" is when you have a moraine indicating that a glacial cycle is ending, and then somewhere stratigraphically above the moraine and in a somewhat (but usually not too much) different geographical location, you find another mini-moraine, indicating that the glacial ice temporarily expanded again.

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  • In North America (which some biologists believe was the original home of all marsupials some 100 million years ago), they became temporarily extinct until their readvance northwards from South America, across the Panama land bridge, about three million years ago.

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  • In North America (which some biologists believe was the original home of all marsupials some 100 million years ago), they became temporarily extinct until their readvance northwards from South America, across the Panama land bridge, about three million years ago.

    Did You Know? "Tlacuaches" (opossums )

  • 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.

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  • During the early Holocene 9-7 cal kyr BP, our southern core records renewed surface ocean cooling and northward readvance of the winter sea-ice field.

    Holocene Optimum « Climate Audit

  • The reworked and mechanically deformed condition of the wood samples indicate that glacial readvance did actively override trees and peat.

    Thoughts on Alpine Glacier Stratigraphy « Climate Audit

  • Following this advance, most glaciers appear to have retreated up valley and may have only begun to readvance during the well documented late-Holocene Little Ice Age (LIA) glacial events of the last 900 years (Luckman 1986, 1993,1995, 2000). gbalella

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  • Final delivery of the samples to the glacier forefield, however, occurred only with the 1979–91 readvance and subsequent retreat.

    Thoughts on Alpine Glacier Stratigraphy « Climate Audit

  • Professor Pludder then went on to tell how they had escaped from the neighborhood of Colorado Springs when the readvance of the sea began, and how at last it became evident that the influence of the underlying

    The Second Deluge

  • Up the valley of any of the great rivers, as, for instance, that of the Rhône above the lake of Geneva, we note successive terminal moraines which clearly indicate stages in the retreat of the ice when for a time it ceased to go backward, or even made a slight temporary readvance.

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