Moraine Internal Structure and Form

Toby Tonkin, Nicholas Midgley

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINTERACT - Stories of Arctic Science
EditorsTerry V. Callaghan, Hannele Savela
Place of PublicationAarhus
PublisherAarhus University
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)978-87-93129-11-5
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

This book contains stories of cutting-edge Arctic research supported by INTERACT Transnational Access. INTERACT Stories of Arctic Science has been edited by INTERACT Coordinator Terry V. Callaghan and Transnational Access Coordinator Hannele Savela. The preface has been written by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.


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