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Lateral Moraine (Geoform Type)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 127

Geoform Origin Geologic
Geoform Moraine
Geoform Type Lateral Moraine

Definition A ridge-like moraine carried on (and deposited at) the side margin of a valley glacier. It is composed chiefly of rock fragments derived from valley walls by either glacial abrasion and plucking or colluvial accumulation from adjacent slopes.