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Term: Moraine
Definition: Mounds, ridges or deposits of rock debris transported by a Glacier (glacial till). Common forms are: ground Moraine formed under a Glacier; lateral Moraine, along the sides; medial Moraine, down the centre; and end Moraine, deposited at the foot. Moraines are left after a Glacier has receded, providing evidence of its former extent. Moraines can have frozen cores and exist in Permafrost environments. On steep slopes such Moraines can show signs of Creep.
Created 2022.03.08
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