Esker

Esker, Long, winding ridge of stratified sand and gravel associated with former glaciers.

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An esker, eskar, eschar, or os, sometimes called an asar, osar, or serpent kame, is a long, winding ridge of stratified sand and gravel, examples of which occur in glaciated and formerly glaciated regions of Europe and North America. Eskers are frequently several kilometres long and, because of their uniform shape, look like railway embankments. Etymology The term esker is derived from the Irish word eiscir (Old Irish: escir), which means "ridge or elevation, especially one separating two plains or depressed surfaces". The Irish word was and is used particularly to describe long sinuous ridges, which are now known to be deposits of fluvio-glacial material. The best-known example of such an eiscir is the Eiscir Riada, which runs nearly the whole width of Ireland from Dublin to Galway, a distance of 200 km, and is still closely followed by the main Dublin-Galway road The synonym os comes from the Swedish word for an esker, ås.

Esker Riada
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Esker Riada ... The Esker Riada (Irish: Eiscir Riada) is a system of eskers that stretch across the middle of Ireland, between Dublin and Galway. The Esker Riada is a...

Esker (disambiguation)
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Timahoe Esker
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Timahoe Esker ... Timahoe Esker is a national nature reserve of approximately 33.4 acres (0.135 km2) located in County Laois, Ireland. It is managed by the Irish National...

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Esker Fax ... Esker Fax from Esker is a Windows server based fax server solution that allows fax processing transmission and reception from both desktop clients and...

Great Esker Park
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Great Esker Park ... Great Esker Park consists mostly of a geological formation known as an esker (a winding ridge of stratified sand and gravel) formed by a glacier 12,000...

Lucan, Dublin
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Lucan, Dublin ... National Museum of Ireland. Another notable archaeological site is St Finian's Esker church and graveyard, which is listed by both the National Monuments Service...

St Finian's Esker church and graveyard
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St Finian's Esker church and graveyard ... St Finian's Esker church and graveyard is an historical site in Esker, Lucan, Dublin. It contains a medieval church in ruins and an enclosed graveyard...

Esker, Wisconsin
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Esker, Wisconsin ... Esker is an unincorporated community in Portage County, Wisconsin, United States. Esker (pronounced EEE-skir) is located in central Wisconsin approximately...

Hunstanton Park Esker
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Hunstanton Park Esker ... Hunstanton Park Esker is a 17.3-hectare (43-acre) geological Site of Special Scientific Interest east of Hunstanton in Norfolk. The esker extends 1.5 km...

Adirondack Mountains
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Adirondack Mountains ... includes: Eskers: the Rainbow Lake esker bisects the eponymous lake and extends discontinuously for 85 miles (ca. 137 km). Another long discontinuous esker extends...

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