Meaning of MINDEL GLACIAL STAGE in English

major division of Pleistocene time and deposits in Alpine Europe (the Pleistocene epoch began about 1,600,000 years ago and ended about 10,000 years ago). The Mindel Glacial Stage is part of the early geologic scheme (c. 1900) that first recognized the importance of multiple episodes of Pleistocene glaciation. The Mindel Glacial Stage, representing a period of relatively severe climatic conditions and glacial advance, preceded the Mindel-Riss Interglacial and followed the Gnz-Mindel Interglacial, both periods of relatively moderate climatic conditions. The Mindel Glacial Stage lasted from about 750,000 to 675,000 years ago. At least two periods of glacial advance, separated by a moderate period, are recognized in the Mindel.

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