major division of Pleistocene time and deposits (1,600,000 to 10,000 years ago) in Alpine Europe. The Riss Glacial Stage, during which mountain glaciers descended from the highlands, followed the Mindel-Riss Interglacial Stage and preceded the Riss-Wrm Interglacial Stage, both periods of relatively moderate climatic conditions. The Riss is correlated with the Gipping Glacial Stage of Great Britain and the Saale Glacial Stage of northern Europe. Like the Saale, the Riss Glacial Stage included two major phases of ice advance separated by a period of more moderate conditions. The Riss Glacial Stage is roughly contemporaneous with the Illinoian Glacial Stage of North America.
RISS GLACIAL STAGE
Meaning of RISS GLACIAL STAGE in English
Britannica English vocabulary. Английский словарь Британика. 2012