As a glacier carves its way through a landscape, it transports debris—mostly rock and soil. Moraine is the material left behind by a moving glacier.
Moraines can form on top of the glacier (supraglacial moraine), the sides of a glacier (lateral moraine), and at the very end of a glacier (terminal moraine).
to cut or slice through.
remains of something broken or destroyed; waste, or garbage.
mass of ice that moves slowly over land.
the geographic features of a region.
material deposited at the edges of a glacier.
material, such as earth, sand, and gravel, transported by a glacier.
natural substance composed of solid mineral matter.
top layer of the Earth's surface where plants can grow.
material that builds up on the surface of a glacier.
material deposited at the end of a glacier. Also called an end moraine.
to move material from one place to another.