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Term: Moraine
Definition: Ridges or deposits of rock debris transported by a glacier. 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.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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