lateral moraine


lateral moraine
   A ridge-like moraine carried on and deposited at the side margin of a valley glacier. It is composed chiefly of rock fragments derived from valley walls by glacial abrasion and plucking, or colluvial accumulation from adjacent slopes.
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  • lateral moraine — n. MORAINE …   English World dictionary

  • lateral moraine — noun : a moraine deposited by a glacier at its side * * * Geol. a moraine formed at the side of a glacier. * * * lateral moraine, stripes of dirty ice and loose rock along the edge of a glacier …   Useful english dictionary

  • lateral moraine — Geol. a moraine formed at the side of a glacier. * * * …   Universalium

  • lateral moraine —    A glacial deposit at the flank of a glacier, often constituted by debris from valley walls [16] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • Moraine — Mo*raine , n. [F. Cf. Prov. G. mur stones broken off, It. mora a heap of stones, hillock, G. m[ u]rbe soft, broken up, OHG. muruwi, AS. mearu tender, Gr. ? to cause to wither, Skr. ml[=a] to relax.] (Geol.) An accumulation of earth and stones… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moraine — [mə rān′, môrān′] n. [Fr < dial. morêna < morre, muzzle, akin to Sp morro, snout, headland < VL * murru, echoic word for snout] a mound, ridge, or mass of rocks, gravel, sand, clay, etc. carried and deposited directly by a glacier, along …   English World dictionary

  • Moraine — This article is about geological phenomena. For other uses, see Moraine (disambiguation). A moraine is any glacially formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris (soil and rock) which can occur in currently glaciated and formerly… …   Wikipedia

  • moraine — morainal, morainic, adj. /meuh rayn /, n. 1. a ridge, mound, or irregular mass of unstratified glacial drift, chiefly boulders, gravel, sand, and clay. 2. a deposit of such material left on the ground by a glacier. [1780 90; < F < Savoyard dial.… …   Universalium

  • moraine —   debris deposited by a glacier. Three main types:   terminal moraine marks the furthest point the glacier reached as it ulldozed material ahead of the ice mass.   lateral moraine deposits of load carried at the edges of the glacier.   medial… …   Geography glossary

  • moraine —    [ glacial geology ]     a) [ material ]    A mound, ridge, or other topographically distinct accumulation of unsorted, unstratified glacial drift, predominantly till, deposited primarily by the direct action of glacier ice, in a variety of… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms