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Holocene marine fossils are known from Vermont, Quebec, Ontario, and Michigan.
Holocene marine deposits along coastlines are rare because the rise in sea levels during the period exceeds any likely upthrusting of non-glacial origin.
It is possible that the Holocene warming is merely another interglacial period and does not represent a permanent end to the Pleistocene glaciation.
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 Holocene - Wikipedia Light!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
The beginning of the Holocene was punctuated by the Younger Dryas cold period, the final part of the Pleistocene epoch.
The Holocene is the fourth and last epoch of the Neogene period (second epoch of the unofficial Quaternary sub-era).
The beginning of the Holocene corresponds with the beginning of the Mesolithic age in most of Europe; but in regions such as the Middle East and Anatolia with a very early neolithisation, Epipaleolithic is preferred in place of Mesolithic.
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 Holocene epoch - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Holocene epoch or Recent epoch, most recent of all subdivisions of geologic time, ranging from the present back to the time (c.11,000 years ago) of almost complete withdrawal of the glaciers of the preceding Pleistocene epoch.
During the Holocene epoch, the sculpturing of the earth's surface to its present form was completed.
Withdrawal of the glacial ice resulted in the development of the present-day drainage basins of the Missouri and Ohio rivers, the development of the Great Lakes, and a global rise in sea level of up to 100 ft (30 m) as the glacial meltwater was returned to the seas.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-holocene.html   (360 words)

 Open-File Report 01-076, Holocene Evolution of the southern Washington and Northern Oregon Shelf and Coast, Geologic ...
Seaward of the barriers is a narrow continental shelf that reaches approximately 45 km in width with the shelf edge occurring at approximately 200 m.
Holocene sediment thickness for the parts of the shelf that were not surveyed by Cross and others (1998; 1999) were digitized and merged with the more detailed middle and inner shelf seismic data set.
The Holocene section of the barriers and beaches was derived from boreholes and water well results that were studied by a large group of researchers referred to as the "Beach Group" in Figure 2.
pubs.usgs.gov /of/2001/of01-076/HTMLDOCS/GEOLOGY.HTM   (4102 words)

 Climate Change 2001: The Scientific Basis
Holocene lake level changes in Europe have been shown to correlate (Magny, 1995; Yu and Harrisson, 1996) with millennial-scale changes in North Atlantic SST and salinity records (Duplessy et al., 1992; Gasse and van Campo, 1994), suggesting a possible link between millennial thermohaline circulation variability and atmospheric circulation over Europe.
The early Holocene was generally warmer than the 20th century but the period of maximum warmth depends on the region considered.
Interestingly, the Holocene appears by far the longest warm “stable” period (as far as seen from the Antarctic climate record) over the last 400 ky, with profound implications for the development of civilisation (Petit et al., 1999).
www.grida.no /climate/ipcc_tar/wg1/073.htm   (1103 words)

 USC Sequence Stratigraphy - On-line papers on Holocene carbonates
This guidebook details the Holocene sedimentary facies across the platform from intertidal processes near the islands on the northern rim, to more open marine, tidally-influenced ooid sand accumulations on the central and southern side.
The Holocene sediments consist of predominantly skeletal sand but the unit is relatively thin (up to 8 m) and coarse-grained.
Holocene carbonate sedimentation and diagenesis in a shallow epicontinental sea.
strata.geol.sc.edu /holoce-papers.html   (3276 words)

 USC Sequence Stratigraphy - References for Articles on Holocene Carbonates
Holocene growth history of a reef complex on a cool-water carbonate margin; Easter Group of the Houtman Abrolhos, eastern Indian Ocean.
Holocene bioherms (algal ridges and bank-barrier reefs) of the eastern Caribbean.
Holocene shallow-water carbonate and evaporite sediments of Khor al Bazam, Abu Dhabi, southwest Persian Gulf.
strata.geol.sc.edu /holo-carbo-ref.html   (6512 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Holocene
Holocene epoch HOLOCENE EPOCH [Holocene epoch] or Recent epoch, most recent of all subdivisions of geologic time, ranging from the present back to the time (c.11,000 years ago) of almost complete withdrawal of the glaciers of the preceding Pleistocene epoch.
The Pleistocene and Holocene epochs, for example, are divisions of the Quaternary period.
Holocene environmental change, artiodactyl abundances, and human hunting strategies in the Great Basin.
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 The Holocene   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Another name for the Holocene that is sometimes used is the Anthropogene, the "Age of Man." This is somewhat misleading: humans of our own subspecies, Homo sapiens sapiens, had evolved and dispersed all over the world well before the start of the Holocene.
Humanity has greatly influenced the Holocene environment; while all organisms influence their environments to some degree, few have ever changed the globe as much, or as fast, as our species is doing.
Yet the Holocene has also seen the great development of human knowledge and technology, which can be used -- and are being used -- to understand the changes that we see, to predict their effects, and to stop or ameliorate the damage they may do to the Earth and to us.
www.ecology.com /archived-links/holocene   (352 words)

 CRU Information Sheet no. 6: The Holocene
The Holocene is a relatively warm period, probably an interglacial between ice ages.
The early Holocene extends from around 11 500 BP up to 5 000 BP, and was a period in which the climate became warmer and wetter.
In the early Holocene, there were at least three occasions when the climate deteriorated abruptly, as shown by rapid falls in many African lake levels, in 12 000, 8 200 and 5 200 BP.
www.cru.uea.ac.uk /cru/info/holocene   (615 words)

 Holocene extinction event - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Holocene extinction event is a name customarily given to the widespread, ongoing mass extinction of species during the modern Holocene epoch.
In broad usage, the Holocene extinction event includes the notable disappearance of large mammals, known as megafauna, by the end of the last ice age 9,000 to 13,000 years ago.
Overall, the Holocene extinction event is most significantly characterised by the presence of man-made driving factors and its very short geological timescale (tens to thousands of years) compared to most other extinction events.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Holocene_extinction_event   (2118 words)

 Untitled Document
Holocene sediments in the Asian Monsoon Region are often physically different from sediments that came before it.
Throughout the Holocene other forcings on decadal, centennial, and millennial timescales interacted with the background orbital forcing and amplified/reduced the monsoon signal.
Throughout the Holocene other forcings on decadal, centennial, and millenial timescales interacted with the background orbital forcing and amplified/reduced the monsoon signal.
www.geo.arizona.edu /~reynolds/Holocene.html   (1702 words)

 The Portland Mercury | Blogtown, PDX | Holocene—Time for a Revamp?
Given that Holocene has been my bar home since the day it opened, I have been there just to hang on the bar (and droll over the hottest bartenders that were to ever walk the earth) or for really mellow nights when there is barely enough people to fill up the barstools.
Holocene fills a very important niche, in that it is bigger than, say, Foohole, but smaller than the abovementioned clubs.
holocene is by far my favorite venue in portland and for some of the same reasons that you dislike it.
www.portlandmercury.com /blogtown/2006/08/holocenetime_for_a_revamp.php   (923 words)

 Early Holocene Climate Variability and the Timing and Extent of the Holocene Thermal Maximum (HTM): Comparisons From ...
The Early Holocene warming observed in the surface waters of the Nordic Seas correlate with the strong advection of Atlantic Water to the bottom waters of the western and northern Svalbard shelves and the Arctic Ocean.
Holocene laminated sediment, 1.52 m thick, was recovered from 47.1 m water depth in the northern part of the lake and yields a ~14 ka record of environmental and climate variability.
A high-resolution carbon isotopic record from Lake Titicaca that spans the entire Holocene suggests that cold intervals of Holocene Bond events are periods of increased precipitation, thus indicating an anti-phasing of precipitation variation on the Altiplano relative to the Northern Hemisphere tropics.
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 Holocene - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The periods of the scheme include a few of the final, pre-Holocene, oscillations of the last glacial period and then classify climates of more recent prehistory.
It has been suggested that 8.2 ka event be merged into this article or section.
A number of large animals including mammoths and mastodons, saber-toothed cats like Smilodon and Homotherium, and giant sloths disappeared in the late Pleistocene and early Holocene -- especially in North America, where animals that survived elsewhere (including horses and camels) became extinct.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Holocene   (1042 words)

 ES 331/767 Lecture 19
Holocene climatic events have been reconstructed from glacial deposits, pollen, fossil remains, tree-ring chronology (Cook et al.
Climate of the Holocene is divisible into three main phases.
Holocene climatic variations in the Upper Mississippi Basin, Minnesota.
academic.emporia.edu /aberjame/ice/lec19/lec19.htm   (2210 words)

 A Pervasive Millennial-Scale Cycle in North Atlantic Holocene and Glacial Climates -- Bond et al. 278 (5341): 1257 -- ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Holocene loess deposition in Iceland: Evidence for millennial-scale atmosphere-ocean coupling in the North Atlantic.
Holocene history of the Wilson Piedmont Glacier along the southern Scott Coast, Antarctica.
July mean temperature and annual precipitation trends during the Holocene in the Fennoscandian tree-line area: pollen-based climate reconstructions.
www.sciencemag.org /cgi/content/short/278/5341/1257   (1746 words)

 Early Holocene Climate Variability and the Timing and Extent of the Holocene Thermal Maximum (HTM): Comparisons From ...
In general terms climate conditions similar to those of today were achieved by the beginning of the Holocene with the disappearance of characteristically glacial taxa and establishment of widespread woodland and forest communities.
The thermal response to the early Holocene precession-driven summer insolation maximum was concentrated in northwest North America where the HTM is apparent 12 - 9 ka (thousands of calendar years ago), while cool conditions persisted in the northeast with the HTM not apparent in Quebec and Labrador until the mid to late Holocene.
Widespread fire activity in southern South America in the early Holocene is consistent with recent model simulations that suggest warmer SSTs, a weakened pole-to-equator temperature gradient, and a southward shift of westerly storm tracks as a result of the strong obliquity forcing (Liu et al., Paleoceanography 18, 2003).
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 Browse by Label: HOLOCENE MUSIC
Teaming Portland indie rock with the city's finest electronic producers, It's importland to me to be one step further than one step beyond: holocene remix compilation volume 1 presents a snapshot of a thriving creative scene at a time when these seemingly disparate camps have begun meshing into one.
Here, Holocene takes the next logical step in its role as supportive home base and active participant in this movement, creating a new record label devoted to further exploring the intersection of DIY culture and futuristic technology as it exists in Portland, the Northwest, and beyond.
To kick things off, Holocene commissioned a unique collaboration in which a selection of the city's most talented electronic musicians were asked to reinterpret the music of their favorite Portland bands.
www.forcedexposure.com /Labels/holocene.music.html   (170 words)

 Home of Holocene Conversation Mode
Holocene alpha already delivers many of the promises in a cool-fun prototype, illustrating (at a basic level) the potential for much more to come.
Holocene Alpha (2D) now includes: orientation control; movement; teleportation; text scrolling; automatic window-sizing by distance, orientation and reputation; bird's eye view, transcripting; simple font ageing; user-assigned reputation; window-sizing by time since last message; first stage kiosks.
Holocene offers a quantum leap beyond old-fashioned online interactions, starting with a patented suite of methods and tools for business meetings, virtual worlds, chat, collaborations, social nets, games and e-communities of all kinds.
holocenechat.com /index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4&Itemid=5   (1609 words)

 Persistent Solar Influence on North Atlantic Climate During the Holocene -- Bond et al. 294 (5549): 2130 -- Science
A high-resolution record of Holocene rainfall variations from the western Chinese Loess Plateau: antiphase behaviour of the African/Indian and East Asian summer monsoons.
Holocene climate in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean: Controlled by insolation or oceanic circulation?.
Holocene Forcing of the Indian Monsoon Recorded in a Stalagmite from Southern Oman.
www.sciencemag.org /cgi/content/abstract/294/5549/2130   (1499 words)

Three great months: Holocene was another famous Chico inbreed featuring former members of Cowboy and Calimocho and dudes from Lott Lyzzyrd, Slow Down Theo & The Party.
Holocene is also a very stylish club/lounge/music, art space in Portland.
The drinks are pricey, but it's right across the street from a skin joint.
www.myspace.com /holocenechico   (160 words)

 Holocene linkages between high - and low-latitude climate
Paleolake chad (white border) was roughly twice the size of New York state during its maximum expansion in the early Holocene (9-6 ka BP) associated with African Humid Period.
Holocene sea-surface temperature variations were estimated using planktonic foraminiferal census counts.
The Holocene was punctuated by numerous large (3-4°C anomaly) millennial-scale cooling events.
www.ldeo.columbia.edu /~peter/Resources/Mill.links.html   (933 words)

 The Holocene Extinction (The Anthropik Network)
Yet, in that short time, the "Holocene" has joined the Cambrian-Ordovician, the Ordovician-Silurian, the Late Devonian, the Permian-Triassic, and the Cretaceous-Paleogene for the dubious distinction of contributing its name to a mass extinction event.
Until recently, the term "Holocene Extinction" referred to a rather minor spate of extinction which took place at the beginning of the Holocene, with the end of the megafauna--woolly mammoths, North American horses, sabertooth cats, and other large mammals.
This occured at the beginning of the Holocene, as humans were first moving into many new environments, like the Americas and Australia.
anthropik.com /2005/07/the-holocene-extinction   (10071 words)

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