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Continental Glaciation

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Continental Glaciation Drumlin - A smooth, oval, low hill or mound of sand and gravel - Steep side facing glacier - smooth end facing in direction of glacial movement Crag and Tail - A hill showing a precipitous face on one side and a long gentle slope or tail on the other - Hard rock protecting loose material, so it is not swept away by the ice Roche Moutonne - small mound of hard rock - w/ smooth striated (facing glacier) ...read more.

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associated with formal continental ice fronts Kame Terrace - a terrace formed of sand + gravel deposits by a stream of melted water between a glacier and its trough - When the ice melts and the terrace is left above the rest of the valley floor Kettle Lakes - When a glacier retreats it leaves behind large chunks of ice which become embedded in the ground and are insulated - When they melt small ponds or lakes form ...read more.

Conclusion

rock or boulder transported by a glacier and deposited in an area remote from its place of origin Kame Delta - delta formed in a melted water pond on top of a glacier - when the ice melts and the water drains away, the kame delta is left above the rest of the valley floor Interlobate Moraine - a moraine b/t two lobes of a continental glacier Glacial Calving - glacier reaches ocean, glacier breaks off into ocean ...read more.

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