push moraine

push moraine

[′pu̇sh mə‚rān]
(geology)
A broad, smooth, arc-shaped ridge consisting of material mechanically pushed or shoved along by an advancing glacier. Also known as push-ridge moraine; shoved moraine; thrust moraine; upsetted moraine.
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3B) that the Vaivara Sinimaed cannot be considered as a classical push moraine.
1971; Malakhovskij & Sammet 1982; Rattas & Kalm 2004; Suuroja 2005, 2006) have supported the glacial origin of the Vaivara Sinimaed, mostly interpreting them as push moraines.
Work on Thompson Glacier focused on its push moraine (Kalin, 1971; Moisan and Pollard, 1992, 1995).
Thompson Glacier, on the other hand, ended in a steep cliff, fronted by a distinctive push moraine, a characteristic feature of advancing Arctic glaciers (Evans and England, 1991).
This probably means that its push moraine will cease to be active.