Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Lateral Moraine Bar Landscape

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1364
This is a landscape composed of embankment-like features formed by moraines along both sides of a glacier. Glacial erosion and the disintegration process along the glacial valley walls cause the accumulation of abundant debris along both sides and on the surface of the glacier. When the glacier melts, these materials are deposited on both sides of the valley, forming an embankment-like feature parallel to the glacier. This feature is called a lateral moraine bar (Fig. 10).
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