ground moraine

ground moraine

[′grau̇nd mə‚rān]
(geology)
Rock material carried and deposited in the base of a glacier. Also known as bottom moraine; subglacial moraine.
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a special feature is the ground moraine of zevener geest.
The upper Wabash River consists primarily of ground moraine and end moraines deposited during the Wisconsinan glaciation (Fenneman 1946; Schneider 1966).
Core sites were on lake plain, ground moraine, and several types of ridge moraine: recessional moraine (St.
0 m (20 ft) appear closed when viewed with low magnification; and 4) fractures are deeper in ridge moraines than ground moraine.
c) LP = lake plain, GM = ground moraine, EM = end moraine, RM = recessional moraine, SM = superposed moraine.
Near-surface horizontal fractures are deeper in ridge moraines than ground moraine (Table 2), a trend that tracks with depth of water table and depth of wintertime freezing front.
Vertical fractures are shallower on ground moraine than on ridge moraine, where hilly, dry sites are more common (Table 2).
On ground moraine, only 4 of 14 cores contained angled fractures, which, like horizontal and vertical fractures, were shallower than those on ridge moraines (see Table 2).
They almost seemed like rows of burial mounds though they could have been eroded ground moraines.