recessional moraine

recessional moraine

[ri′sesh·ən·əl mə′rān]
(geology)
An end moraine formed during a temporary halt in the final retreat of a glacier.
A moraine formed during a minor readvance of the ice front during a period of glacial recession. Also known as stadial moraine.
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5 m [5 ft] of relief) that has been mapped as one of the northernmost elements of the London Moraine, a low, recessional moraine (see Fig.
Core sites were on lake plain, ground moraine, and several types of ridge moraine: recessional moraine (St.
c) LP = lake plain, GM = ground moraine, EM = end moraine, RM = recessional moraine, SM = superposed moraine.
Sharply radiating fine striae were made during thinning ice of later stages for, at the margins of lobes, these aim across the high parts of deep engravings and locally are per-pendicular to recessional moraines.
Thus beaches are correlated with recessional moraines, and the beach elevation remains the same until the ice barrier retreats to a position where a new lake outlet is exposed.
Across Indiana, there are series of recessional moraines that record stationary ice-margins (Gray 1989) composed of glacigenic material (sand, gravel, and till).