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glaciationgla‧ci‧a‧tion /ˌɡleɪsiˈeɪʃən/ noun [uncountable] technical  HESGthe process in which land is covered by glaciers, or the effect this process has
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glaciationWhich of these landscape features, produced by glaciation, are shown on the photograph or on the map?Both polar regions show evidence of more extensive glaciation in the recent past.This was a brief episode of climatic amelioration after the last glaciation.The advance and retreat of the last glaciation caused sea-level changes to take place there very recently, in geological terms.Some of his best work, on glaciation and on Old Red Sandstone, was done in his spare time.All this, of course, is during a time of exaggerated relief following the Pleistocene glaciation.Certain Martian surface features have been interpreted as evidence of ancient ocean beds and widespread glaciation.There were at least six cold periods with glaciation somewhere on the earth.
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