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1

What happens when a glacier melts?

Different types of rock are laid down that have been carried along by the glacier.

2

The piles of deposits are called what?

Moraine.

3

Name the 4 types of moraine?

Terminal.
Lateral.
Medial.
Ground.

4

What is terminal moraine?

Found at the terminus or the furthest point reached by a glacier.

5

What is lateral moraine?

Found deposited along the sides of the glacier.

6

What is medial moraine?

Found at the junction between two glaciers.

7

What is ground moraine?

Disorganised piles of rock of various shapes, sizes and rock types.