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Elster

Line breaks: El¦ster
Pronunciation: /ˈɛlstə
 
/

Definition of Elster in English:

noun

[usually as modifier] Geology
1.1The system of deposits laid down at the time of the Elster glaciation.
Example sentences
  • The sand and clay layers (Urk Formation, Late Pleistocene) overlying the Pot. Clay were formed during the warmer Holstein period following the Elster.
  • The evidence suggests three episodes are late Pleistocene (post-Elster).

Origin

1930s: the name of a tributary of the River Elbe in Germany.

Derivatives

Elsterian

1
Pronunciation: /ɛlˈstɪərɪən/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • Although several old gravels with glacial erratics are known, the oldest major glacial episodes with extensive till deposits are the Elsterian in northern Germany and the Anglian in England.
  • In order to simulate subglacial groundwater drainage under the Elsterian (ca. 500-400 ka PB) ice sheet in Poland, we have designed a complex numerical model using the FD MODFLOW code.

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