Moraine

Moraine, Glacially formed accumulation of unconsolidated debris.

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A moraine is any accumulation of unconsolidated debris (regolith and rock), sometimes referred to as glacial till, that occurs in both currently and formerly glaciated regions, and that has been previously carried along by a glacier or ice sheet. It may consist of partly rounded particles ranging in size from boulders (in which case it is often referred to as boulder clay) down to gravel and sand, in a groundmass of finely-divided clayey material sometimes called glacial flour. Lateral moraines are those formed at the side of the ice flow, and terminal moraines were formed at the foot, marking the maximum advance of the glacier. Other types of moraine include ground moraines (till-covered areas forming sheets on flat or irregular topography) and medial moraines (moraines formed where two glaciers meet). Etymology The word moraine is derived from the French root moraine ([mɔ.ʁɛn]), which in turn is derived from the Savoyard Italian morena, from Franco-Provençal mor, morre ("muzzle, snout"), and eventually from Vulgar Latin *murrum.

Moraine Lake
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Moraine Lake ... Moraine Lake is a glacially-fed lake in Banff National Park, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) outside the village of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. It is situated...

Terminal moraine
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Terminal moraine ... A terminal moraine, also called end moraine, is a type of moraine that forms at the snout (edge) of a glacier, marking its maximum advance. At this point...

Moraine Assembly
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Moraine Assembly ... Moraine Assembly was a General Motors automobile factory in Moraine, Ohio, United States, a suburb of Dayton. A Frigidaire appliance plant had originally...

Kettle Moraine
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Kettle Moraine ... Kettle Moraine is a large moraine in the state of Wisconsin, United States. It stretches from Walworth County in the south to Kewaunee County in the north...

Oak Ridges Moraine
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Oak Ridges Moraine ... Oak Ridges Moraine is an ecologically important geological landform in the Mixedwood Plains of south-central Ontario, Canada. The moraine covers a geographic...

Tinley Moraine
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Tinley Moraine ... terminal moraine called the Valparaiso Moraine, which is located farther from the lake than the Tinley Moraine. Compared to the Valparaiso Moraine, the Tinley...

Valparaiso Moraine
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Valparaiso Moraine ... The Valparaiso Moraine is a recessional moraine that forms an immense U around the Lake Michigan basin in North America. It is a band of high, hilly terrain...

Harbor Hill Moraine
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Harbor Hill Moraine ... Harbor Hill Moraine, in the geography of Long Island, forms the northern of two ridges along the "backbone" of Long Island. The Harbor Hill Moraine, skirting...

Moraine Country Club
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Moraine Country Club ... Moraine Country Club is a country club located in Kettering, Ohio, in the Dayton Metropolitan Area. The development of the Moraine Country Club started...

Moraine (disambiguation)
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Moraine (disambiguation) ... Moraine is rock debris transported by glaciers. Moraine may also refer to: Moraine, Ohio, a city in Ohio, USA Moraine Lake, a lake in Banff National Park...

Waterloo Moraine
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Moraine, Ohio
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Splash Moraine
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Trafalgar Moraine
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Reckling Moraine
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Union Moraine
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Moraine Cove
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Tvireita Moraine
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