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An accumulation of boulders, stones, or other debris carried and deposited by a glacier.

[French, from French dialectal morena, mound of earth, from Provençal morre, muzzle, from Vulgar Latin *murrum.]

mo·rain′al, mo·rain′ic adj.
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Glacial dispersal of till constituents in morainic landforms of different types.
Sediments associated with the Lavery and Hiram advances overlie a Kent-aged kame plateau within the Summit County Morainic Complex at the southern end of the study area.
w-] = f(t)) and, due to negligible loss of water for deep aquifer recharge, the lower one, represented by morainic loam layer underlying the peat, is impermeable (Q = 0).
The valley is deeply cut into the morainic plateau which nowadays is used as pasture.
Kames, again, demanded full treatment; four types were classified: i) accumulations associated with glacier margins, some possibly morainic, mainly in highlands; ii) terraces around lake margins, some hummocky (kettled?
The topography of the Wabash River ranges from a plain of mostly clay till interspersed with looping belts of rolling, hummocky ridged morainic upland to rolling plains underlain by loess, till, and bedrock with broad valley flats underlain by thick deposits of alluvium, outwash, and lake deposits (Schneider 1966).
The Pylimeliai cross-section includes the bottom of the Lyglaukiai morainic massif, which grades into the glaciofluvial terrace surface.
This region, designated as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, was sculpted by glaciers that left towering rock walls, lakes, rivers, and morainic deposits.
Percentage Glacial drainage-channel material 26 Terminal moraines, mostly in peat 22 Ground moraines, mostly in peat 17 Sandy lake deposits 13 Glacial lake-bottom clays 10 Sandy drift, not definitely morainic 6 Other types 6
The Baltija Highland surface is considered to contain a great variety of relief forms such as glaciofluvial and glaciolacustrine kames, plateau-like hills, eskers and esker-like forms, medium and large morainic and glaciofluvial hills, glacial and glaciofluvial ring-shaped ridges, endmoraine ramparts, glaciofluvial and glaciolacustrine kame terraces, as well as marginal ridges.