11 Facts About Holocene


The Holocene has been identified with the current warm period, known as MIS 1.

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The most recent age of the Holocene is the present Meghalayan, which began with extreme drought that lasted around 200 years.

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Holocene can be subdivided into five time intervals, or chronozones, based on climatic fluctuations:.

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Holocene is a geologic epoch that follows directly after the Pleistocene.

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For example, marine fossils from the Holocene epoch have been found in locations such as Vermont and Michigan.

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Climate throughout the Holocene has shown significant variability despite ice core records from Greenland suggesting a more stable climate following the preceding ice age.

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Marine chemical fluxes during the Holocene were lower than during the Younger Dryas, but were still considerable enough to imply notable changes in the climate.

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Holocene climatic optimum was a period of warming throughout the globe.

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Temporal and spatial extent of climate change during the Holocene is an area of considerable uncertainty, with radiative forcing recently proposed to be the origin of cycles identified in the North Atlantic region.

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Climate cyclicity through the Holocene has been observed in or near marine settings and is strongly controlled by glacial input to the North Atlantic.

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Holocene extinction, otherwise referred to as the sixth mass extinction or Anthropocene extinction, is an ongoing extinction event of species during the present Holocene epoch as a result of human activity.

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