Definitions

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  • adj. Pertaining to a glacial stade.
  • adj. Pertaining to or existing in successive stages of a given culture, society etc.
  • n. A short, colder period within an interglacial; a stade.

Etymologies

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From Latin stadiālis, from stadium.

Examples

  • Thompson stated that dating was based on: “We used the apparent correlation between atmospheric CH4 levels and stadial and interstadial events inferred from d18O values”.

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  • The Mongol military system was based on a stadial structure of units—in garrisons spread around the country—that was much more centralized than the tribal divisions of the Khitans and Jurchens.

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  • The Younger Dryas stadial stretched between 12,800 and

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  • It also suggests that an intensified hydrological cycle may lead to a weaker overturning circulation with a smaller disruption threshold and extended North Atlantic stadial durations.

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  • Based on elevated concentrations of a set of "impact markers" at the onset of the Younger Dryas stadial from sedimentary contexts across North America, Firestone, Kennett,

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  • The scariest thing is neoglaciation, i.e. the return to Ice Age stadial temperatures.

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  • It has been proposed that the warmings before and after the YD can be viewed as Dansgaard-Oeschger events with the YD just a regular cold (i.e. stadial) phase in between (Rahmstorf

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