Glacial drift

From Glossary of Meteorology



glacial drift

All rock material in transport by glacial ice, and all deposits predominantly of glacial origin made in the sea or in bodies of glacial meltwater, including rocks rafted by icebergs.

"Glacial drift occurs as scattered rock fragments, as till [rocks mixed with finer material], and as outwash [fine material with no rocks]. Contrast with angular drift."(from Glossary of Arctic and Subarctic Terms 1955).

Arctic, Desert, Tropic Information Center (ADTIC) Research Studies Institute 1955. Glossary of Arctic and Subarctic Terms. ADTIC Pub. A-105, Maxwell AFB, AL, . 90 pp.


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