swell-and-swale topography

swell-and-swale topography
   A local scale topography composed of small, well-rounded hillocks and shallow, closed depressions irregularly spaced across low-relief ground moraine (slopes generally 2-6 %); the effect is a subdued, irregularly undulating surface that is common on ground moraines. Micro-elevational differences generally range from < 1 to < 5 m.

Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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  • swale —     a) A shallow, open depression in unconsolidated materials which lacks a defined channel but can funnel overland or subsurface flow into a drainageway. Soils in swales tend to be moister and thicker (cumulic) compared to surrounding soils.… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • swell —    (not recommended)    refer to swell and swale topography …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms