Little ice age

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Term: Little ice age
Definition: (1) The period from about 1430 to 1850 AD which was characterized in Europe and North America by a markedly colder climate than the present. (2) A period during which there is a renewal of glacial growth after previous shrinkage or disappearance during the preceding milder megathermal phase.
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