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- adj. Describing a stream formed from glacial meltwater
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the combined action of rivers and glaciers.
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As one moves east toward the Atlantic coast, the surface becomes rougher, and surface deposits become thin and discontinuous, heavily influenced by fluvioglacial processes.
The ecoregion is covered with undulating to ridged glaciolacustrine or fluvioglacial deposits with occasional hummocky bedrock ridges and knolls.
Much of the region is underlain by Cretaceous shale, and covered by undulating to kettled, calcareous, glacial till with significant areas of level lacustrine and hummocky to ridged fluvioglacial deposits.
The gently undulating or sloping lands associated with the Peace River are underlain by Tertiary sandstone and shale strata, covered mainly by imperfectly drained clayey lacustrine sediments with some fine-textured tills and sandy fluvioglacial deltas associated with the major river systems.
Level III contains complex moraine and fluvioglacial deposits.
- glacial und fluvioglacial alluvial deposits, moraines and sediments in the pleistocene, that is, recent glaciation of the Andes.