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Queen's University
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
GEOL 104
Michael T.Mc Bride

Glacial Transportation Once the particles are frozen in the ice they are carried till the ice melts regardless of the velocity of the ice anbd the size of the particlecontrast this with streams and waves which deposit particles when velocity dropssediment deposited as a result of glacial activity is termed glacial driftThis name derives from previous theories that the material drifted in from somewhere else by water or floating iceGlacial deposits formed directly by melting ice are termed till unstratified driftThese form landforms like drumlins and morainesMelting ice creates lots of water which also transports and deposits material in sorted layers called stratified drift in features such as eskers outwash plains varves TillProbably the most diver
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