ice-margin complex


ice-margin complex
   An assemblage of landforms constructed proximal to a relatively static, rapidly wasting continental glacial margin. Constituent landforms can include fosse, head-of-outwash, ice-contact slope, ice-contact delta, kame, kame moraine, kettle, outwash fan, small outwash plain, glacial sluiceway, and small proglacial lake. Moraines, if present, are of limited occurrence (except kame moraines which can be extensive).
   Glaciofluvial sediments dominate but glaciolacustrine sediments, till, and diamictons can be present in minor amounts.
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Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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