glacial outwash


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  • glacial landform — ▪ geology Introduction  any product of flowing ice and meltwater. Such landforms are being produced today in glaciated areas, such as Greenland, Antarctica, and many of the world s higher mountain ranges. In addition, large expansions of present… …   Universalium

  • Glacial history of Minnesota — The glacial history of Minnesota is most defined since the onset of the last glacial period, which ended some 10,000 years ago. Within the last million years, most of the Midwestern United States and much of Canada were covered at one time or… …   Wikipedia

  • outwash —    [ glacial geology ]    Stratified and sorted sediments (chiefly sand and gravel) removed or washed out from a glacier by melt water streams and deposited in front of or beyond the end moraine or the margin of a glacier. The coarser material is …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • outwash — ☆ outwash [out′wôsh΄ ] n. sand and gravel deposited by meltwater streams in front of glacial ice …   English World dictionary

  • outwash gravel —    Glacial drift material deposited by streams from a glacier [16] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • outwash — /owt wosh , wawsh /, n. Geol. the material, chiefly sand or gravel, deposited by meltwater streams in front of a glacier. [1890 95; OUT + WASH] * * * Deposit of sand and gravel carried by running water from the melting ice of a glacier and laid… …   Universalium

  • Glacial landform — Antique postcard shows rocks scarred by glacial erosion. Yosemite Valley …   Wikipedia

  • Outwash fan — An outwash fan is a fan shaped body of sediments deposited by braided streams from a melting glacier. Sediment locked within the ice of the glacier, gets transported by the streams of meltwater, and deposits on the outwash plain, at the terminus… …   Wikipedia

  • outwash — GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS Sediments deposited by glacial meltwater beyond the active glacial ice. Outwash sediments are commonly characterized by poorly bedded gravels interlayered with well bedded (and commonly cross bedded) sands …   Glossary of volcanic terms

  • glacial lake —     a) A lake that derives much or all of its water from the melting of glacier ice, fed by meltwater, and lying outside the glacier margins (e.g., proglacial lake) or lying on a glacier (e.g., ice walled lake, ice floored lake) and due to… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms