Talk:Moraine

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Wisconsin moraine section[edit]

Moraines of today's glaciers are small compared to moraines of much larger glaciers of the Ice Age. Wisconsin's moraines, up to 300' high, and related glacial features, are considered among the most impressive in North America. Some of these moraines have been cut by roads and railroads (one now converted to the Ice Age Scenic and Glacial Drumlin Trails), allowing easy access to moraine and drumlin cross-sections. These ancient moraines are used today for a wide variety of recreational activities. Moraine stone has been washed clean by glacial rivers, so is well suited to be used as construction material.[4]

The citation is OK for some of the facts in this paragraph (like the 300 foot height of the moraine), but it doesn't seem to confirm the sentence to which it's actually appended. Actually, I find that sentence nearly nonsensical. Why would being washed clean by glacial rivers make moraine stone well suited as a construction material? And in any case moraine stone by definition hasn't been washed by rivers at all--it's unsorted material that has simply been released by the melting of the ice. Water-sorted glacial deposits such as eskers are useful as sources of sand and gravel for construction purposes, but they aren't moraines. I'd recommend appending the citation to the second sentence of the paragraph, and deleting the final sentence altogether. OK? 206.208.105.129 (talk) 13:08, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

Section cut - belongs in geography or glacial landscapes of Wisconsin and a bit out of place in this general article. Vsmith (talk) 13:38, 3 November 2010 (UTC)
That seems reasonable to me, though if the Wisconsin moraines are especially notable (are they the highest on earth?) it might be worth keeping a sentence about them somewhere in this article. 206.208.105.129 (talk) 18:48, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

Faulty link in the Veiki moraine section[edit]

Veiki moraine is described as kind of a hummocky moraine. Here was a link to hummocky cross-stratification which is not related at all. Hummocky cross-stratification is formed during storms in a coastal setting, so I removed the link.Alluvius (talk) 18:00, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

plz differentiate washboard from rogen[edit]

are they different words for the same thing? 2605:A601:46C:4101:CABC:C8FF:FEA5:82F4 (talk) 04:02, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

"...like the two former ones ..."[edit]

In the first paragraph under the heading, "Types of Glaciers", the following appears: "Some moraine types are known only from ancient glaciers, like the two former ones; ...". It seems that the "two former ones" may have been deleted; I can't find anything that this refers to. Mathyeti (talk) 03:31, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

I've removed the unclear attribution notice.prokaryotes (talk) 16:17, 6 August 2014 (UTC)