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- adjective Of or relating to discrete stages of development.
- noun A comparatively brief period of climatic cooling during an interglacial, often characterized by glacial advances.
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- adjective geology Pertaining to a
- adjective archaeology, sociology Pertaining to or existing in successive
stagesof a given culture, societyetc.
- noun geology A short, colder period within an
interglacial; a stade.
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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”.
The Mongol military system was based on a stadial structure of unitsin garrisons spread around the countrythat was much more centralized than the tribal divisions of the Khitans and Jurchens.
The Younger Dryas stadial stretched between 12,800 and
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.
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,
The scariest thing is neoglaciation, i.e. the return to Ice Age stadial temperatures.
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