Last Glacial Maximum (LGM)

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Term: Last Glacial Maximum (LGM)
Definition: The period during the last ice age when the glaciers and ice sheets reached their maximum extent, approximately 21 ka ago. This period has been widely studied because the radiative forcings and boundary conditions are relatively well known.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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