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Riss Glacial Maximum

Third major glacial episode in the Alpine glacial sequence of the Pleistocene, which lasted for more than 270 kya until about 125 kya.

See Günz, Mindel and Würm glacial maxima, and Günz-Mindel (Cromerian), Mindel-Riss (Holstein), and Riss-Würm interglacials (or interstadials). Aka penultimate glaciation.

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