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Does anyone know an online source to illustrate glacial extent variability during last ice age, ca 120ky pb to 10ky pb? Most sources seem to concentrate only on the maximum, but apparently, there was quite a lot of variability. I'm mostly interested in Europe.

Thanks for any hints.

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  • $\begingroup$ I guess any evidence of recessions would be erased by subsequent advances, so we only have direct evidence about the maximum and final retreat. $\endgroup$ – Keith McClary Aug 6 at 2:40
  • $\begingroup$ I would guess some deeper lakes can still maintain sediments? $\endgroup$ – kakk11 Aug 6 at 14:12
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There's nothing I can find that gives figures. If you're interested in the extent of ice cover in particular areas it should be possible to create estimates based on temperature proxy data. The extent of ice cover is estimated using the equilibrium line altitude, altered for lower temperatures per the proxy estimates for the area. In this way it can also be possible to identify glacial morphology in now ice-free environments. This is the use of the technique I'm most familiar with, estimating the extent of historic glaciation in mountain ranges so that morphological features can be placed/studied in context.

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