Dead-ice

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Dead-ice occurs when a glacier or ice sheet ceases to move and melts in situ. After the ice has melted it leaves behind a hummocky terrain produced by the deposition of glacio-fluvial sediments and ablation till as the ice melted. Such features include kettle holes.[1] Landscape forming Veiki moraines in northern Sweden and Canada have been ascribed as the result of ablation of extensive bodies of till-covered dead-ice.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whittow, John (1984). Dictionary of Physical Geography. London: Penguin, p. 133. ISBN 0-14-051094-X.