SEE: Glaciation: 2A.8B

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  • 2A.8B: Lowland depositional features
    • Till plains- extensive plains of unsorted glacial material
      • When a sheet of ice detaches from a glacier and melts in situ, it deposits the sediment it was carrying, creating a till plain
      • The till levels our the topography, to create a flat landscape
      • EXAMPLE: Lake Erie, Northern Ohio
    • Till
      • Lodgement
        • Till that is deposited under the ice, it is usually structureless
        • Dropped by moving glaciers
      • Ablation
        • Till deposited by melting ice
          • Either stagnant/retreating ice


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