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1

How many types of moraine are there?

5

2

What is lateral moraine?

A long mound of material deposited where the side of the glacier was.

3

Medial moraine?

A long mound of material deposited where two lateral moraines have joined together as two glaciers meet. It's in the centre of the valley.

4

Terminal moraine

Builds up at snout of glacier when it remains stationary. Widest and highest type of moraine.

5

Recessional moraine

Is moraine left by a glacier during a temporary halt in the retreat of the ice.

6

Ground moraine

A thin layer of material deposited over a large area as a glacier melts.