Moraines are ridges or mounds of unconsolidated sediment (loose, deposited materials) that develop at the margins of glaciers. Whilst the glaciers of the Tarfala valley in northern Sweden are well studied in terms of their glaciology, the moraines are less well understood. The sedimentary composition, internal structure and morphology (shape) of moraines is related to a range of glaciological and surface processes. Therefore these landforms can be seen as an archive of past glacier characteristics and activity. Studies of these landforms may contribute to our understanding of the character and behaviour of these glaciers over a range of timescales and therefore merit further investigation.
|Title of host publication||INTERACT - Stories of Arctic Science|
|Editors||Terry V. Callaghan, Hannele Savela|
|Place of Publication||Aarhus|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|