Types of moraine

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Name the 4 types of moraine
Terminal, recessional, lateral and medial.
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What is terminal moraine?
These mark the maximum position of the ice and are heap of debris dumped by the snout of the glacier.
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What is recessional moraine?
Recessional moraines are similar to terminal moraines but marks the positions of an ice mass as it gradually melted and retreated during deglaciation.
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What is a lateral moraine?
Rock debris builds up along the edge of a valley glacier where the ice meets the valley wall.
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What is a medial moraine?
Formed from two lateral moraines meeting in the middle of a glacier and depositing material.
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What is terminal moraine?

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These mark the maximum position of the ice and are heap of debris dumped by the snout of the glacier.

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What is recessional moraine?

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What is a lateral moraine?

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What is a medial moraine?

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