Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Moraine Fan Landscape

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1607
This is also known as a drift gravel fan landscape. It is a fan-shaped deposit that forms during the continuous and steady receding of a piedmont glacier. Due to plucking, the glacier carries gravel downstream and drops it along the flow. After the ice melts, the drift gravels connect with the source area, creating a fan-shaped landform, the diameter of which can range from more than a hundred metres to thousands of metres (Fig. 24).
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