Esker


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to Esker: Outwash plain

esker,

long, narrow, winding ridge of stratified sand-and-gravel driftdrift,
deposit of mixed clay, gravel, sand, and boulders transported and laid down by glaciers. Stratified, or glaciofluvial, drift is carried by waters flowing from the melting ice of a glacier.
..... Click the link for more information.
. Eskers, many miles long and resembling abandoned railway embankments, occur in Scandinavia, Ireland, Scotland, and New England; they arose from deposition of sediment in the beds of streams flowing through or beneath glaciers.

Esker

 

a long, narrow ridge composed of horizontally or, more often, obliquely stratified sand, gravel, and pebbles and of boulders. Eskers are usually not longer than 40 km but occasionally exceed 500 km. Their width varies between several meters and 2 to 3 km, and their height can reach several dozen meters. Eskers are deposits left by meltwater flowing through valleys and tunnels that have been cut through a glacier. They are found in areas of Quaternary, or Anthropogenic, continental glaciation in Sweden, Finland, and the northern European part of the USSR.


Esker

 

the general name for aggradation glaciofluvial land-forms that formed within glaciers, such as oses, kames, and kame terraces. Some foreign scientists, such as R. Flint, use the term “esker” as a synonym for os.

esker

[′es·kər]
(geology)
A sinuous ridge of constructional form, consisting of stratified accumulations, glacial sand, and gravel. Also known as asar; eschar; eskar; osar; serpent kame.
References in periodicals archive ?
Esker on Demand grew 42% - Customer portfolio expanded to include Lafuma, Sodexo, Groupe Zannier, Parfip Lease, Entremont, Thomson Reuters and Jenny Craig by Nestle Nutrition - Over 120 million pages were processed by eight Esker production facilities throughout the world
Above all we are confident that Tun Plus continues to provide the most flexible Host Access solution on the market and that it provides our customers a solid foundation to leverage their existing investment," explains Eric Bussy, Marketing Director of Esker.
The main precondition for esker formation is considered to be the rigid nonpermeable subglacial surface (Punkari 1994, 1997; Boulton et al.
Esker Fax for Notes extends this high-value communications channel throughout the enterprise by putting email-integrated inbound and outbound fax on the Lotus Notes user's desktop.
Our partnership with Esker is founded on delivering quality and value-added solutions to our customers," said Richard Downham, VP of Business Development at FIT.
The first Esker technology allows organisations to analyse document structure and identify variable data within a specific document - without relying on human intervention.
Esker DeliveryWare adds value to SAP implementations by integrating automated fax, email, print, wireless, XML, and web document delivery with the system, including storage and retrieval capabilities, to centralize and streamline document communications.
With 3 different postal operators to choose from including Royal Mail, DX and TNT Esker can offer its customers mail delivery at low costs.
A recent Amplitude Research survey commissioned by Esker notes that while companies have implemented software solutions to reduce the amount of paper in business processes, they have not adequately addressed the area of document delivery.
Given its size and decentralized model, Colis Prive relies on Esker to automate its outbound and inbound documents -- over 40,000 letters sent annually to customers (e.
With all the twists and turns in the business environment today, enterprises need maximum communication flexibility in order to stay on the road to success," says Karen Roscoe, Esker Fax Server Solutions product manager.
Capable of supporting more connected users at the same time on the same web server, Esker DeliveryWare 6.