superglacial


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superglacial

(ˌsuːpəˈɡleɪsɪəl)
adj
(Physical Geography) on or originating from the surface of a glacier
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Deposits formed by supraglacial processes are better known, but more complex, because sedimentation occurs on an unstable substrate (ice) and superglacial deposits commonly undergo several episodes of reworking or resedimentation prior to final deposition.
Superglacial sediment, which accumulates on the marginal zone of a glacier during down-melting (Clayton & Moran 1974), probably buried isolated blocks of ice.