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Term: Interglacial phase Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Period characterized by a relatively mild climate within an ice age.  WMOMeteoterm 

Generally, an interval of geologic time that was marked by a major poleward retreat of ice. This may be applied to an entire interval between ice ages or (rarely) to the individual "stages" that make up an interglacial period.  AMSglossary 

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