The Little Ice Age<br />History 141<br />Sophia Mick<br />
Medieval warm period<br /><ul><li>The Little Ice Age was a period of cooling that occurred after the Medieval Warm Period
Evidence from mountain glaciers does suggest increased glaciation in a number of widely spread regions outside Europe prio...
There is a still very poor understanding of the correlation between low sunspot activity and cooling temperatures.[60][61]...
The Little Ice Age brought colder winters to parts of Europe and North America. Farms and villages in theSwiss Alps were d...
Sources<br />www.Wikipedia.com- The Little Ice Age<br />
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The Little Ice Age

  1. 1. The Little Ice Age<br />History 141<br />Sophia Mick<br />
  2. 2. Medieval warm period<br /><ul><li>The Little Ice Age was a period of cooling that occurred after the Medieval Warm Period
  3. 3. Evidence from mountain glaciers does suggest increased glaciation in a number of widely spread regions outside Europe prior to the 20th century, including Alaska, New Zealandand Patagonia. </li></li></ul><li>NASA defines the term as a cold period between 1550 AD and 1850 AD and notes three particularly cold intervals: one beginning about 1650, another about 1770, and the last in 1850, each separated by intervals of slight warming.<br />The population of Iceland fell by half, but this was perhaps caused by fluorosis after the eruption of the volcano Laki in 1783.[19] Iceland also suffered failures of cereal crops, and people moved away from a grain-based diet.<br />
  4. 4. There is a still very poor understanding of the correlation between low sunspot activity and cooling temperatures.[60][61] During the period 1645–1715, in the middle of the Little Ice Age, there was a period of low solar activity known as the Maunder Minimum. The Spörer Minimum has also been identified with a significant cooling period between 1460 and 1550.[62] Other indicators of low solar activity during this period are levels of the isotopes carbon-14 and beryllium-10.<br />
  5. 5. The Little Ice Age brought colder winters to parts of Europe and North America. Farms and villages in theSwiss Alps were destroyed by encroaching glaciers during the mid-17th century.[17] Canals and rivers inGreat Britain and the Netherlands were frequently frozen deeply enough to support ice skating and winter festivals.[17] The first River Thames frost fair was in 1607; the last in 1814, although changes to the bridges and the addition of an embankment affected the river flow and depth, hence diminishing the possibility of freezes.<br />
  6. 6. Sources<br />www.Wikipedia.com- The Little Ice Age<br />

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