Term: Glacial Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: 1.Pertaining to ice, especially in great masses, such as sheets of land ice or glaciers. 2.Pertaining to an interval of geologic time that was marked by an equatorward advance of ice during an ice age; the opposite of interglacial phase. These intervals are variously called glacial periods, glacial epochs, glacial "stages," etc.  AMSglossary 

(1) Period of time during an ice age when glaciers advance because of colder temperatures. (2) Involving glaciers and moving ice. Usually pertaining to processes associated with glaciers.  PhysicalGeography