Overview - Overview Vegetation types at time of last...

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Overview Vegetation types at time of last glacial maximum . Last glacial period, as seen in ice core data from Antarctica and Greenland The last glaciation centered on the huge ice sheets of North America and Eurasia. Considerable areas in the Alps, the Himalaya and the Andes were ice-covered, and Antarctica remained glaciated. Canada was nearly completely covered by ice, as well as the northern part of the USA, both blanketed by the huge Laurentide ice sheet . Alaska remained mostly ice free due to arid climate conditions. Local glaciations existed in the Rocky Mountains and the Cordilleran ice sheet and as ice fields and ice caps in the Sierra Nevada in northern California. [2] In Britain , mainland Europe , and northwestern Asia , the Scandinavian ice sheet once again reached the northern parts of the British Isles, Germany , Poland , and Russia , extending as far east as the Taimyr Peninsula in western Siberia. [3]
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course AMH AMH2010 taught by Professor Pietrzak during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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