Term: Kame terrace Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Valley-side terrace or bench formed by the deposition of fluvial or lake sediment along the margin of a glacier. The terrace is left stranded on the hillside after the glacier has receded.  Swisseduc 

A long flat ridge composed of glaciofluvial sediment. This feature forms along the margin of a valley glacier where the glacial ice meets the valley's slope. Sediment is deposited by laterally flowing meltwater streams.  PhysicalGeography