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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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. During the melting process, some debris simply dropped in place to form deposits called glacial till.
The study area includes the part of Indiana covered with glacial drift of Wisconsinan age--approximately the northern two-thirds of the State.
Location in northern mo- raine and lake region of Observed Expected Indiana (f) ([f.sub.c]) f - [f.sub.c] Saginaw Lobe 46 22.32 23.68 Other Lobes 16 39.68 -23.68 Total 62 62 0 Location in northern mo- raine and lake region of Indiana [(f - [f.sub.c]).sup.2] Saginaw Lobe 560.74 Other Lobes 560.74 Total Location in northern mo- raine and lake region of Indiana [(f - [f.sub.c]).sup.2]/[f.sub.c] Saginaw Lobe 25.12 Other Lobes 14.13 Total 39.25 Table 6 Glacial drift types and associated peatlands, other wetlands, and lakes in Noble County, Indiana.
They are relatively shallow inclusions in the glacial drift, and they vary in maximum depth from less than a meter to over 45 m (see Coburn et al.
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. Qtrly J Engineer Geol 28:23-35.
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.