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medial moraine

a ridge of glacial drift formed by the junction of two converging valley glaciers. Unabridged
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  • Deposit formed on a medial moraine in left side of view.
  • When two valley glaciers join, two lateral moraines merge to create a medial moraine in the middle of the combined glacier.
  • The confluence of the two glaciers is marked by the medial moraine.
medial moraine in Science
medial moraine
See under moraine.
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