Glacier extension in Europe during the Last Glacial Maximum (Würm period)

Maximum extent of glaciation was generally reached during the Elsterian/Mindel glaciation. However, the Saale/Riss glaciers fluctuated beyond the Elster terminal moraine at several places and achieved local maximum values. So it was that the inland ice shield advanced along the Rhine from the north as far as the mid–range mountains of central Europe. The inland ice shield, which covered the

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Last Glacial Maximum (Würm) in Europe

Tags: Global Switzerland, Nature and Environment, Ice and Snow, Glaciation, Ice age, Glacier
Spatial extents: Europe, Switzerland
Time: 25,000 B.C.