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Japan glaciation
A map showing the glaciation of Japan about 20,000 years ago

Glaciation is the forming of ice (glaciers) on land. It is related to the Milankovich theory.

Causes of glaciation

  • A temperature decrease about 4-5o C around the world
  • Higher amounts of snow near the Arctic
  • The difference of the Earth's orbit from a perfect circle
  • Changes in Earth's axial tilt

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