Term: Push moraine Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Moraine built out ahead of an advancing glacier.  NSIDCCryosphere 

A ridge or pile of unstratified glacial sediment that is formed in front of the ice margin by the terminus of an advancing glacier, bulldozing sediment in its path.  USGSGlaciers(ambiguous) 

A complex landform ranging from a few metres to tens of metres in height comprising assorted debris that has been pushed up by a glacier during an advance. Push moraines are best developed in front of polythermal glaciers.  Swisseduc