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Apparently a terminal moraine is classified as a type of end moraine...but what is the difference between the two?
-- Erika Whittemore (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 02, 2001
An end moraine is an accumulation of unconsolidated material deposited at the snout end of a glacier. Two different types of end moraines are terminal moraines and recessional moraines. In alpine areas, these moraines tend to form as ridges, but the actual size of the ridges may vary considerably. These ridges extend across the valley that the glacier filled and may be curved slightly down- valley. The terminal moraine marks the farthest extent of glacial advance and thus is the end moraine located at the lowest elevation.
to read more check out this : http://www.uwsp.edu/geo/faculty/lemke/VGD_Alpine/glossary.html
-- Brent Mathis (email@example.com), May 02, 2001.
this sucks dick
-- Lance Wermey (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 19, 2003.