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Ice Age Alluvial Origin of Loess

• arclein
In the last ice age it is acknowledged that global sea level fell below -100m asl as ice sheets develop on land and in polar waters. Then with deglaciation, meltwater inundated the northern watershed areas to drain via river systems into the low lying basins of the Aral, Caspian, and Black Seas. During the transgression maximum water levels rose to around 50 m above mean sea l

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