Landforms of Glacial Deposition in Water

Glaciers that terminate in water (Figure 11.1) give rise to very different landform assemblages than those found on land, although some of the processes and landforms that result are genetically similar. For example, push moraines form in glaciolacustrine and glaciomarine environments in the same way as those on land, and outwash fans develop in all environments. In this chapter we first examine the landforms associated with glaciolacustrine environments before describing those that form along ice margins terminating in marine environments.

Figure11.1 Calving glacier margin in Chile. [Photograph: P. Doyle].

Glacial Geology: Ice Sheets and Landforms Second Edition Matthew R. Bennett and Neil F. Glasser © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

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