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Glacial (Kame) Delta (Geoform Type)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 75

Geoform Origin Geologic
Geoform Delta
Geoform Type Glacial (Kame) Delta

Definition A landform made by a stream flowing through glacial ice and then depositing material as it enters a lake or pond at the end (or terminus) of the glacier. This delta is distinctive because it has been sorted by the action of the stream. This landform may often be observed after the glacier has melted. As the glacier melts, the edges of the delta may subside (as ice under it melts); additionally, glacial till may be deposited in the lateral or side area of the delta from the melting glacier.