glacial drift


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glacial drift

[¦glā·shəl ′drift]
(geology)
All rock material in transport by glacial ice, and all deposits predominantly of glacial origin made in the sea or in bodies of glacial meltwater, including rocks rafted by icebergs.
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Vascular plant species encountered Capel Glacial Drift Hill Prairie Natural Area, Wolf Creek State Park, Shelby County, Illinois are listed alphabetical by family under the major plant groups.
for the ground layer species at Capel Glacial Drift Hill Prairie Natural Area, Wolf Creek State Park, Shelby County, Illinois.
These small prairies (mostly < 1 ha), now refer to as glacial drift hill prairies, developed near the crest of slopes or spurs on mostly Wisconsin age glacial till.
Glacial drift prairies tend to occur on slightly rolling, rocky terrain (McClain et al.
Other species are restricted to glacial drift prairies in Illinois as well.
Loss of habitat, smaller populations, and restriction of Illinois populations to glacial drift prairies all predict lower diversity (Godt et al.
Key Words: glacial drift hill prairie, Illinois, Sorghastrum nutans, Schizachyrium scoparium.
Others prairie inclusions on steep hillsides, known as glacial drift hill prairies, were associated with heavy clay soils.
Glacial drift hill prairies developed on glacial till of Wisconsin and Illinoian age that have lost the loess overburden due to soil slumping and erosion.
Detailed recent groundwater studies in western Ohio suggest similar depths for the most recent glacial drift (Water Division, Dept.
A sedimentary and petrographic study of certain glacial drifts of Minnesota.
At the foot of the little cliff there were some nettles growing on glacial drift.