outwash terrace

outwash terrace

[′au̇t‚wäsh ‚ter·əs]
(geology)
A dissected and incised valley train or benchlike deposit extending along a valley downstream from an outwash plain or terminal moraine.
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Ara is a large estate of 400 hectares all on one large glacial outwash terrace with deep gravel, patches of clay and gullies full of fine, windblown loess, a fertile and freedraining soil.
The presence of the un-eroded outwash terrace surface north of Hanover at 275 m (900 ft) indicates the bedrock divide in the vicinity of the Gorge must have been lower to allow for outflow in any subsequent ice advance, whether Illinoian or Wisconsinan.
These deposits are very similar sedimentologically to pro-glacial outwash deposits that occur in Wisconsinan outwash terraces mapped further to the west (Forsyth 1966).