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Term: Moraine Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
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Definition: A mound, ridge, or other distinct accumulation of glacial till.  NSIDCCryosphere 

A general term for unstratified and unsorted deposits of sediment that form through the direct action of, or contact with, glacier ice. Many different varieties are recognized on the basis of their position with respect to a glacier.  USGSGlaciers(ambiguous) 

Ridges or deposits of rock debris transported by a glacier.  UKAntarcticTerms 

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.  TrombottoGeocryology 

Ridges or deposits of rock debris transported by a glacier. Moraines are left after a glacier has receded, providing evidence of its former extent. Common forms are ground moraine, formed under a glacier; lateral moraine, along the sides; medial moraine, down the center; and end moraine, deposited at the terminus.  AMSglossary 

A hill of glacial till deposited directly by a glacier.  PhysicalGeography 

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.  SPRI 

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