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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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FIGURE 16.29 Glacial deposits in the Great Lakes region.

Why do the many end moraines have such a curved pattern?

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The reason why many end moraines have such a curved pattern.

Explanation

Terminal end moraine is a ridge composed of till which marks the maximum limit of glacier advance. A recessional end moraine forms behind the terminal moraine as the glacier recedes. It marks the positions where the ice front had temporarily stabilized during the final glacial retreat.

Both recessional and terminal end moraines have arc-shape and curved toward the flow direction...

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