Glacial drift


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(Geol.) earth and rocks which have been transported by moving ice, land ice, or icebergs; bowlder drift.

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Dinas Dinlle coastal fort is owned by the National Trust and is set on a hill of glacial drift sediments overlooking the sea and Caernarfonshire coastal plain.
Glacial drift thickness determined from HVSR was later used to strip off the saturated and unsaturated sediments to remove the gravity effects of the glacial drift.
And Kalopsia, chinned on the line by Glacial Drift at Down Royal and runner-up in both starts, should be helped by the addition of a hood in the finale, a mares bumper for lady riders.
Geologically, it's a drumlin -- an elongated hill containing glacial drift -- and so clay-rich that a pond near its base was once the site of a brickyard.
These small prairies (mostly < 1 ha), now refer to as glacial drift hill prairies, developed near the crest of slopes or spurs on mostly Wisconsin age glacial till.
It emerged from oak savannah refuges to dominate many pastures in the Midwest's driftless region, named for its lack of glacial drift, the material left behind by retreating continental glaciers.
It has gradually emerged from oak-savanna refuges to dominate many pastures in the Midwest's Driftless Region, named for its lack of glacial drift, material left behind by retreating continental glaciers.
Raportti malminetsintaa palvelevasta maaperatutkimuksesta Pohjois-Suomessa vuosina 1972-1976 [A report on glacial drift investigations for ore prospecting purposes in northern Finland 1972-1976].
JOHN MUIR (1838-1914) has never been easy to categorize: he is too much of a poet and spiritualist to fit the category of "scientist" and too keenly attuned to natural phenomena--such as glacial drift and environmental degradation, including deforestation and the impact of mining on rivers--to be counted among the literati of his day.
The highest gold concentration appears to be at places where submerged beach ridges cross areas of glacial drift.
The term "driftless" indicates a lack of glacial drift, the material left behind by retreating continental glaciers.