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    Hudson Valley Ice Age

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    The last ice age happened 2 million years ago until 10,000 years ago. At this point, North America is at its normal position, north of the equator. The glacier that covered the Ice Age was the Laurentide Ice Sheet. Before the Ice Age, there was a valley called the Hudson Valley. During the Ice Age a glacier scraped through the rock, which gouged out 240 meters of rock. The sediments got removed from their previous location and deposited in a huge pile, a terminal moraine in Long Island. The sediments acted as a dam when the glacier melted, which trapped glacial melt water, which formed the Glacial Lake of Albany. The Glacial Lake of Hitchcock began to form when the ice margin located at Rocky Hill CT, dumped a lot of sand and gravel into a lake basin.…

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    I’m finally home. It has been a difficult week at work and it is nice to feel the long shag carpet between my toes when I walk into my living room. That and the light blue walls are warm and inviting. Give me five minutes in my well-worn easy chair and all the stress of work will be a distant memory. As I was relaxing and flipping through the TV channels I saw that a volcano near my house may erupt. Not only is it going to erupt, but it is predicted to be so big it may bring another ice…

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    In this paper, I will be answering question number one which in short asks what the four types of civilization are and where did the people of Catalhoyuk fall. In the Ice Age, we find that the hunter-gathers were more of a simplistic type of people. They made desicions as a whole. Such decisions included where they would go, how long they would stay, what to do if somebody were to break group rules, etc. The group was able to make such decisions as a group because of the limited number of people…

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    Unpredictable climatic shifts described by Brian Fagan in “The Little Ice Age” had a large impact European history from 1300 through 1850, marked by significant temperature drops and turbulent weather. During this time, families suffered after the weather ruined agricultural crops and caused fish to stay further south, in turn negatively affecting economies. The wet summers and cold winters also aided in the spread of epidemics. The failing crop harvests as well as flopping fishing territories.…

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    The Little Ice Age

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    The Little Ice Age was essentially a negative feedback loop. With reduced temperature and strong winds, there was a lot of precipitation in the form of snow. The snow helped to reflect the sunlight out of the Earth, adding to the cooling effect of the Ice Age. Furthermore, since there was a reduced amount of solar radiation during the period, the expanding glaciers were also able to further reflect out any radiation, leading to the initial decreasing in temperature as seen in negative feedback…

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    Elevated warming patterns will lead uplifted cooling, causing glaciation. On the other hand these same patterns cause instabilities in atmosphere, wind streams, evaporation and condensation levels, and general temperature all around the world. They can achieve extremes of both cooling and warming, and may lead to undesirable glacier forming. 2. The principle of uniformitarianism is the idea that the Earth is in a consistent condition of change, and ice ages are central point in our ever-changing…

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    Snowball Earth Lab Report

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    This gives us an insight into the ocean chemistry at the time of the end of the glacial melt as a large amount of carbon from earth into the sea floor. The scientific explanation to this geological formation would be. During the Period of snowball earth, the carbon dioxide which accumulated from global volcanic eruptions that was able to penetrate through the ice, which has little impact on the temperature. The large volume of carbon dioxide build over time would have easily led to the…

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    Siberia and what is now known as Alaska by foot about 11,500 years ago. The video Ice Age Discoveries: New Evidence states that these people were hunters. This video and the The New York Times claimed that these people were Clovis people. The land bridge occurred because of an ice age, and was located…

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    Ice Age Meltdown Analysis

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    Ice Age: Meltdown The 2002 animated film, Ice Age: Meltdown is based off of global warming. The main characters: Manny, Sid, and Diego all came together at one point in time to create their own herd. Manny, being the leader of the pack is very lonely and depressed, being the only mammoth left on Earth. Sid the is the hyperactive, annoying sloth, whose family abandoned him long into his adulthood, and Diego is the mean and irritable tiger, who left his pack to join Manny and Sid. Manny, Sid,…

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    Until 11,700 years ago our earth had been in the Pleistocene Epoch, incorporating an evolutionary surge that lead to Homo Habilis, who lived from about 2.1 to 1.5 million years ago(2). By the peak of this duration the global temperatures on earth dropped by about 5oC, plunging the entire planet into an ice age, creating vast glaciers miles deep that expanded across limitless amounts of land, locking hordes of water into impenetrable sheets of ice. However, this gave a few species on earth a…

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