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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Capel Glacial Drift Hill Prairie Natural Area is located on a southwest-facing slope overlooking Lake Shelbyville in Wolf Creek State Park, 4 km east of Findley, Shelby County, Illinois (SW1/4, NE1/4, Section 7, T12N, R5E).
The soil of the glacial drift hill prairie is Miami loam, a highly eroded soil with little of the original A horizon present, the original loess deposits having eroded away (Gotsch 1996).
Glaciers deposited materials in many ways, so there are several kinds of glacial drift.
The study area includes the part of Indiana covered with glacial drift of Wisconsinan age--approximately the northern two-thirds of the State.
25 Table 6 Glacial drift types and associated peatlands, other wetlands, and lakes in Noble County, Indiana.
We carried on digging for the rest of the morning in the glacial drift consisting of old red sandstone and grit-stone boulders, but after we reached a depth of about 10ft it became obvious that we needed to shutter the sides of the hole to stop it falling in.
trichocalyx occurs in three localities in the state, all of them on glacial drift prairies in Macoupin County (McClain et al.
Illinois contains many prairie inclusions, but glacial drift prairies are not common throughout the state (McClain et al.
Forms of hydraulic fractures created during a field test in overconsolidated glacial drift.
The vascular flora of the glacial drift hill prairie at Windfall Prairie Nature Preserve, Vermilion County, Illinois, was studied during the 2005 and 2006 growing seasons.
Key Words: glacial drift hill prairie, Illinois, Sorghastrum nutans, Schizachyrium scoparium.